Bianca From 'Claim to Fame' Is Related to This 'Good Morning America' Anchor (EXCLUSIVE)

Following her early exit from Season 3 of 'Claim to Fame,' Bianca spoke exclusively to 'Distractify' about her experience on the reality show.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jul. 18 2024, Updated 8:47 a.m. ET

Bianca poses in front of a gray background for her official portrait for Season 3 of 'Claim to Fame.'
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Season 3 of Claim to Fame has finally hit our TV screens, unveiling a fresh lineup of nepo babies! Among them is Bianca, who unfortunately becomes the first contestant eliminated in this season of the popular reality competition series.

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During the Season 3 premiere episode on July 10, Bianca makes an incorrect guess about another contestant's celeb relative. This mistake leads to the revelation of Bianca's own famous relative to the rest of the cast — but who is it? Keep reading to find out!

Plus, stick around because Distactify spoke with Bianca about her celebrity relative.

Robin Roberts poses on the red carpet at the 2024 Disney Upfront at Javits Center on May 14, 2024 in New York City
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Bianca's celebrity relative is Robin Roberts!

Toward the end of the Season 3 premiere, Bianca incorrectly guesses fellow contestant Shane's celebrity relative to be Forest Whitaker. Now, in the game of Claim to Fame, a wrong answer means instant elimination.

Bianca experiences this firsthand when she is promptly ousted, revealing to the others that her famous relative is her aunt, television broadcaster Robin Roberts.

Robin Roberts poses with her Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards on May 20, 2013, in NYC.
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Robin Roberts with her Peabody Award.

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Robin currently serves as a co-anchor on ABC's Good Morning America, having joined the morning program in 2005 following a tenure as an ESPN sportscaster from 1990 to 2005. The show chronicled Robin's journey with myelodysplastic syndrome, which garnered the 2012 Peabody Award for its exceptional coverage.

Bianca spoke exclusively to 'Distractify' about her experience on 'Claim to Fame.'

Following her elimination from the reality competition series, we caught up with Bianca in an exclusive interview. Check out our Q&A below!

(Editor's note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.)

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Bianca and Shane in Season 3 of 'Claim to Fame.'
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Q: You give the major clue about your aunt being the winner of a Peabody Award, but no one picks up on it. Were you worried at all that it would give away who you're related to?

A: I wasn't worried that would give it away. I had to research what the Peabody Award was so I assumed nobody in the house would know.

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Q: What kind of advice did your Aunt Robin give you going into Claim to Fame?

A: She told me to just be myself and have fun.

Q: Your incorrect guess about who Shane is related to is what did you in, but he does look like Forest Whitaker. What did you think when you realized you were wrong?

A: I knew that my guess was a stab in the dark. When I was wrong I said to myself, 'Good try Bianca. You did your best with what you had. Now, it's time to go home.'

Bianca performs onstage during the talent show in the Season 3 premiere of 'Claim to Fame.'
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Q: What made you decide to be part of the show, which thrust you into the spotlight in such a big way?

A: Well, I fell in love with the MTV show The Real World from back in the day. I have an unfinished application from that show I filled out in 1996. My Aunt Robin asked me one year what I wanted for Christmas and I asked her for the book about The Real World.

Inside the book was an application to be on that show. For some reason, I filled out the application, got scared, and never mailed it in. So I fulfilled a dream that's 28 years old!

Q: What surprised you most about staying in a house with other strangers who were also hiding such big secrets?

A: The thing that surprised me the most was how quickly we became friends.

Q: Outside of Claim to Fame, you were a real estate agent, but you've said you made the change to move on from that. What made you decide to make a career change?

A: The real estate industry is going through so much upheaval right now, and that’s exhausting. I decided I was not interested in riding the wave of these changes.

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Robin Roberts smiles at her desk on 'Good Morning America' on Nov. 23, 2021.
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Q: What parts of your aunt's career have inspired you throughout the years?

A: I was watching her go from radio to TV, then going from sports to news has always inspired me. She was initially offered a 'safe news job' early in her career that she rejected because she knew she wanted to do sports. So when ABC came calling she was nervous and didn't know if she wanted to do it.

Sports for the most part is much more lighthearted than doing 'the news' so following her gut and taking the leap to the news on her terms has always inspired me.

Claim to Fame airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. Stream the next day on Hulu.

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