Get to Know Jena Irene Asciutto with 5 Never-Before-Heard Secrets

You may remember Jena Irene Ascuitto as the first runner-up on the thirteenth season of American Idol. A lot has changed for the singer since then, and Celeb Secrets is filling you in with everything you need to know!

Since being in Idol, Jena released her debut EP Innocence in early 2016 to fan acclaim and is set for an exciting 2017. Not only does she have the release of her upcoming album Cold Fame​ to look forward to, she’s also got a nationwide tour in the works and cool upcoming opportunities working towards revitalizing the city of Detroit’s music scene alongside the Detroit Institute of Music Education and her label partner Original 1265 Recordings!

Fans can get a taste of what Cold Fame will sound like with the release of her latest single “Floating Down the River.” Available now at all digital retailers, “Floating Down the River” was Jena finally realizing that she doesn’t have to take every piece of advice that’s thrown at her. “The song means growing up and feeling okay to be yourself. Detroit is the most accepting place I’ve been to, hence why I love working here,” Jena says.

Celeb Secrets caught up with Ascuitto recently to talk about our specialty — secrets. Check out five secrets about Jena below and keep up with her by following her on Twitter at @jenaasciutto1.

Cold Fame drops on Friday, May 26th.

  1. It took my parents 3 days to come up with a name for me.

  2. I’ve been writing songs and have played piano since I was 9.

  3. I tried learning guitar first, but my hands are tiny and I couldn’t figure out chords and liked the piano better because it was like pressing buttons.

  4. I don’t like cats, dogs for life.

  5. I have a crush on Rihanna.

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.