While some contestants on Claim To Fame were dropping hints everywhere, Karsyn Elledge knew exactly how to mislead her co-stars. Infact, the best guess even fans outside the show had was that she was Blake Shelton‘s niece.
Let’s get to know her better as this Karsyn Elledge Bio proceeds.
Karsyn Elledge On Claim To Fame
If your guilty pleasure is deceiving, Claim To Fame is just the game for you. However, to participate in it, you’ve to be related to a celebrity.
ABC’s Claim to Fame season 2 premiered on June 26, 2023, and just like its inaugural season, 12 contestants — each of whom had a famous relative — moved into a house together to try and discern which celebrities the other participants were related to. Obviously, the goal was to keep their own celebrity relationship a secret whilst sharing two truths and a lie about them.
For her part, Karsyn Elledge claimed that her celebrity relative was her uncle, a well-known musician who was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She didn’t say which Hall of Fame, though. So, many guessed she was Blake Shelton‘s niece.
However, in the talent round, she sang “Amazing Grace,” which definitely wasn’t the best. Meaning, she might not have inherited the family talent or just might not be related to the country singer at all!
For those who missed the premiere episode, each contestant was introduced to a clue wall, which was filled with items such as a green bench, a bee, a mask, a rhino, and an astronaut. They were then given their first challenge to showcase their talent, where it soon became clear that only some of them had also inherited their famous family member’s talent.
Her co-star, Travis Tyson won this round and was therefore protected at the Guess-Off and given an extra clue.
On the other hand, Hugo and JR came in last place, and Hugo was elected the season’s first Guesser. At the Guess-Off, Hugo then chose to target Carly and correctly guessed that she is Tom Hanks’s niece. Thus, Carly bid a tearful goodbye to the rest of the contestants.
Who Is Karsyn Elledge Famous Relative?
Karsyn Elledge is the niece of Dale Earnhardt Jr, the American professional stock car racing driver.
This means that Karsyn lied about her uncle being in the music industry. On the contrary, she did tell the truth about him being in the Hall of Fame — Dale has been honored with the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame (2017) and the NASCAR Hall of Fame (2022).
Who Is Karsyn Elledge Dad?
Karsyn Elledge’s father Jimmy Elledge is the owner of QRC Karts, a motor vehicle company. Like his brother, he’s also spent his life racing, and as the Crew Chief at Chip Ganassi Racing and RBR.
“Happy Birthday Dad. When you’re not having a cold beer or grilling tri-tip, you’re most likely working hard to make sure everyone around you is taken care of. Love you so much Jimbo,” Karsyn wished her dad on July 4, 2021.
Sadly, Karsyn’s parents have long separated. Her mother, Kelley Earnhardt Miller is now married to LW Miller, a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Driver (2007) and NASCAR Southern Modified Division Champion.
Talking a little about her mother, Kelley is one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She was the backbone of JR Motorsports, as she oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Likewise, Karsyn’s brother Kennedy Elledge is also into racing. He was a part of Bundy Built Motorsports.
Also, Karsyn’s maternal grandfather Dake Earnhardt was a fiercely competitive race who re-defined the modern-era NASCAR driver and became one of the sport’s first superstars.
Trivia: Karsyn’s paternal grandmother is named Dianne Tosti Elledge. She lived in Mount Ulla, North Carolina.
Karsyn Elledge Age
Karsyn Elledge was 22 years of age when she appeared on Claim to Fame in 2023.
She is just a year younger than her co-star Travis Tyson.
Karsyn Elledge Job
Karsyn Elledge worked as a Production Coordinator at Hammerhead Entertainment. Also, she was employed at Sweet Grass and ran her own successful clothing brand, Raceline.
Prior to this, she used to be a racer and Host for NASCAR Hammer Down, just like her dad.
Find more details about her job on her LinkedIn @Karsyn-Elledge.
Is Karsyn Elledge On Instagram?
Karsyn was on Instagram @kelledge3.
Karsyn Elledge Boyfriend
Her boyfriend, an open-wheel racer Jason McDougal retired from racing in April 2023. His last race was on a KO Motorsports sprint car on the USAC circuit. Now, he is focusing his career on building chassis, which is where he got his start in the sport as his family operates Factor1 Chassis.
“The past five years of my life I’ve been able to live my dream in racing,” he said on Twitter. “Times change and we grow older and move into different things in life, and that is where I am. My heart will always be racing, whether it’s driving or working around my favorite people.”
Jason owns two USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series triumphs and a pair of USAC NOS Energy Midget Series victories. He is also a multi-time winner at the famed Tulsa Shootout run annually in Oklahoma.
But to Karsyn, he is “my snowboarding buddy, adventure partner, best friend, and very large pain in my ass.”
Fun Fact: After Karsyn retired from her racing career, she keep her passion alive watching Jason race around.
When Is Karsyn Elledge Birthday?
Karsyn receives her birthday wishes on September 18 and is of the Virgo zodiac.
Where Is Karsyn Elledge From?
Karsyn hails from Mooresville, North Carolina.
But in 2023, she resided in Brownsburg, Indiana.
How Tall Is Karsyn Elledge?
Karsyn stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).