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Frankie Jonas He may not want to ride on the fame of his famous brothers, but he’s not above using a little “Cool Uncle” comedy on social media to increase his TikTok following. But Frankie may not be in the spotlight for long, thanks to his new job.
The two brothers recently appeared on the view to discuss their latest effort; co-host of ABC’s newest reality competition show, claim to fame. View Host Whoopi Goldberg’s granddaughter, Amara, will compete on the show, which features 12 contestants, each with a famous family member. Competitors will seek to preserve the secret identity of her famous relationship throughout the show. The winner gets a grand final prize of $100,000 if she can guess which celebrity is related to which guest.
“The entire house was art directed, so every element of the house could be a clue to someone’s famous relative,” Kevin told the panel. The objects can lead the contestants to the truth or “down the wrong rabbit hole”, as they try to discover the secrets of their fellow contestants.
Frankie is able to bring a unique perspective to his duties on the show as the (for now) less famous brother of not just one, but three wildly successful siblings. When he was asked about View co-host Sunny Hostin how much of their own sibling dynamic will be seen on the show, Frankie responded, “I think going into the show, Kevin ⏤ has hosted before and is bringing a lot of that hosting experience ⏤ and I haven’t hosted. a lot, but I’m bringing my experience as the younger brother. I’m bringing a lot of myself. And we just have fun.”
While Frankie isn’t exactly a complete stranger to the celebrity spotlight for his own accomplishments (he won a Teen Choice Award for his appearance on the Disney Channel series The Jonas Brothers in 2009, for example), he’s probably best known for his fellow Gen Z. for his TikTok account, which has over a million followers. One of his videos shows him participating in the “sometimes we throw things at Kevin” trend and convincing his nieces to throw a piece of cold cuts at his father, Kevin.
Frankie explained to Hostin that this mimics the real-life dynamic of the family; affectionate, but not afraid of jokes or occasional jokes. Even if you are the youngest. “I think it’s because, you know, I’m not afraid to throw some salami at Kevin in that video you just saw. I think we just have fun, and I think in our family we just like, we like to make fun of each other and there’s a lot of fun in our house.”
claim to fame premieres tonight on ABC and will be available for streaming the next day on Hulu.