Alicia Keys’ brother, Cole Cook, recently made waves on the reality show “Claim to Fame.” The 32-year-old contestant had a tough decision to make when he eliminated his housemate, Shayne Murphy, last week. However, it was all part of the game’s strategy to win the grand prize of $100,000. In “Claim to Fame,” the objective is for celebrity relatives to conceal their identities for the entire season.
Despite their budding friendship and alliance, Cole knew he had to send Shayne home to stay in the game. While it wasn’t an easy choice, he understood the importance of playing to win. He shared that he felt the need to get permission from his famous sister, Alicia Keys, before participating in the show. Alicia was supportive and encouraged him to go for it and have fun while on the show.
During the latest episode, another contestant, Monay, mistakenly thought that Cole had dated actress Emma Watson, known for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” film series. Monay shared this information with Karsyn, another housemate, who then correctly guessed that Cole was related to Alicia Keys. Cole set the record straight and revealed that he did go on a date with someone from the UK, but it was singer Vanessa White, not Emma Watson.
Reflecting on his gameplay, Cole expressed that he wouldn’t change anything. He remained true to his strategy and accepted the consequences of his decisions. After Shayne’s elimination, they had a heartfelt conversation where she forgave him and understood the nature of the game.
Apart from the drama on the show, Cole highlighted the downtime they experienced in the “Claim to Fame” house. With limited access to technology, they spent their free time playing pool, card games, and even doing cartwheels in the field. The lack of distractions brought out a sense of nostalgia, reminding them of simpler times.
As Cole’s journey on “Claim to Fame” continues, fans are eager to see how the competition unfolds. Alicia Keys, currently on tour, supports her brother and looks forward to watching him on the show. For Cole, it’s a chance to showcase his skills and personality while embracing the challenges and rewards of the reality TV world.