The undeniable favorite to win American Idol this season is the inimitable La'Porsha Renae, who's poise, grace, and strength belie her very young age. She has a ton of fans rooting for her at home, but her biggest fan is also her littlest, obvious from these photos of La'Porsha Renae's daughter, Nayalee Keya.
From lifelong fans of the show to American Idol grande dame herself, Kelly Clarkson, many believe that La’Porsha Renae has the goods to win this year’s competition. Her natural talent as a singer is undeniable, and has been praised by judges and fans alike. "Stood up n my house, that's right," Clarkson tweeted, after an early performance of "Proud Mary."
The budding diva has been pretty open about the fact that she is a single mother, and about her history as a survivor of domestic abuse. The singer was just 18 years old when she married, and now, at only 22, is the single mother to one beautiful little baby. Renae became a part of American Idol Season 22 only very shortly after moving to a women's shelter with Nayalee to escape her abusive husband. If Renae's social media is to be believed, the two lovely ladies are doing pretty darn well these days, thank you very much.
Now 22-years-old, Renae first auditioned for the show when she was 16-years-old, but didn't make it through. Considering her success now, you can't help but wonder how on Earth that happened.
This definitely isn't the first time Nayalee has gotten to watch mommy sing! Renae brought her little nugget with her to her audition in Little Rock, Arkansas. On an unrelated note, how adorable is that t-shirt?!
In an interview with E, Renae said, "I do what I do to inspire people... And I want to be that role model for people, for children. I want to be real. To my fans, I want them to view me as a real person. Don't put me on a pedestal, I'm human. I make mistakes, I cry, I hurt, just like you."
And in 22 seasons of American Idol, La'Porsha Renae might just be the most inspirational contestant we've seen yet. She's not only inspiring fans, but, as her daughter grows older, she'll inspire her, too.