America’s Got Talent is about to introduce us to another talented singer this season, and her name is Shaquira McGrath. The 24-year-old from Georgia has an amazing voice and an inspiring story.
Read on to find out more about Shaquira, including some facts about her health and weight loss journey, as well as a clip of her singing. Check out her Instagram account @ketostrongkira for more.
5 Facts About ‘AGT’s Shaquira McGrath
1. Shaquira has been singing since age 2.
According to local news, Shaquira McGrath has had a passion for singing from a young age. An AGT rep told the outlet that Shaquira hopes to use her voice “to bring joy and happiness to those who are hurting, hopeless, and in need of inspiration.”
Shaquira frequently posts vocal performances on her Instagram page, and even started a Singing Sundays tradition, where she encourages her friends and followers to show off their voices.
2. She posts about her health journey on Instagram.
According to her Instagram bio, Shaquira is a “recovering binge eater.” She follows a “dirty keto” diet, and documents her journey on social media. Shaquira frequently posts delicious-looking meals and comparison photos to show her weight loss. As she wrote in one photo, “I’m not where I wanna be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be!”
3. She and her boyfriend lost weight together.
Shaquira recently posted a comparison photo of her and her boyfriend Skyler, before and after they started eating keto. She joked that Skyler “eats fruit roll ups like someone is paying him to,” but since she’s changed her eating habits, he has too, with a “decrease in his carb consumption.”
4. Her mom and sister supported her at ‘AGT.’
Shaquira seems to have an amazing support system in her family. She posted a photo on Instagram from her time backstage at the AGT auditions. Her mom and sister came along to support her on her journey. Fingers crossed we get to meet them on the show as well!
5. Shaquira is friends with a fellow singer and keto dieter.
Shaquira’s keto journey brought her together with a fellow musician named James Clark Jr. She recently posted that he’s the “best” thing the keto community has brought into her life. To celebrate their friendship, they performed a duet of “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen.
We can’t wait to watch Shaquira’s journey this season on America’s Got Talent.