Rachel’s adoptive parents talk about the hard road that came before the too-cute star hit it big!
Rachel, 13, was taken from a toxic environment early in life, her adoptive mother Barbara Crow tells the New York Post.
“[Rachel] was born a crack baby and actually lived in a crack house and suffered a lot of abuse,” she says. “But she is totally unaffected by it. She never looks at [her past] in a sad way. She looks at it as that is what made her the person she is.”
Rachel herself says she has no interest in trying to discover the identity of her birth parents, who were forced to give her up for adoption when she was six months old.
“I have two amazing parents already,” she says. “It is crazy because everybody is like, ‘She is not your real mom.’ And I am like, ‘Yeah, she is!'”
As if she couldn’t be more cute, Rachel says she hopes use her $5 million prize money to help less fortunate children if she wins.
“I want to build a foundation that makes them feel good about themselves — whether they want to sing or act or whether they want be in sports or go to Harvard,” she says. “I want to make sure they get to chase their dreams.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — will Rachel win The X Factor?
— William Earl
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