In her own words, Shannon Carpenter is "the unknown sister" of Sabrina Carpenter, the star of the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. While she has appeared with her family a few times on her youngest sister's television show, she is known to her fans as a dancer. Like her sisters, Sarah and Sabrina, she too has an impressive social media presence. She has a YouTube channel titled "Shay Car" which she created back in May 2009 to primarily upload her dancing videos. However, she is not very active on her YouTube channel. Rather, she updates her Instagram and Twitter accounts more frequently. While her YouTube account didn't get much love, she has huge fan following on Instagram. Shannon aims to become a successful choreographer.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Shannon Carpenter has been present on social media, especially on YouTube, since 2009. She used to post dance videos, videos on school projects, or just random fun stuff. However, she has received unprecedented attention after her sister, Sabrina Carpenter, was cast in the coming of age Disney sitcom, ‘Girl Meets World’, in 2013. Along with the rest of her family, she became a celebrity for making occasional appearances on the hit television series. Nevertheless, she is a social media star in her own right, and has earned praise from her fans for her remarkable fashion sense. Her Instagram posts, often with her family and friends, get a lot of attention from the fans of the Carpenter family.
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What Makes Shannon Carpenter So Special
Shannon Carpenter is a very accomplished dancer and is also interested in music. According to her, dance and music are inseparable parts of her life. During her school days, she choreographed for and performed in dance routines at The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at The California Institute of the Arts. She intends to become a choreographer in the future and also hopes to establish a performing arts high school in her name. While she doesn't sing in public, she can sing well. She also loves to play the piano. She describes herself as an adventure loving person and photography is among one of her hobbies. She proudly identifies herself as a scientologist, believing in the controversial religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955.
While Shannon Carpenter often showcases her dancing skills, she is much of a shy singer and prefers "singing in the shower". However, as her fans learnt about her sisters Sarah and Sabrina's singing skills from the television show and live performances, they became more curious about Shannon's skills as a singer. She started to get numerous requests to share songs in her own voice. On August 6, 2015, she gave in to the demands of her fans and shared on her Twitter account a clip with her singing in it, asking her fans not to hate. Despite her reservations, her fans were overjoyed witnessing her singing prowess. She is comparatively less popular than her two younger sisters, Sarah and Sabrina, but once mentioned in a tweet that she actually loves being the unknown sister.
Behind The Curtains
Shannon Carpenter was born on August 30, 1994, in Valley, Pennsylvania to David and Elizabeth Carpenter. She is the eldest of the three Carpenter sisters. Apart from Sarah and Sabrina Carpenter, who are singers and actors, she also has an older half-sister named Cayla Carpenter who is a hairstylist and makeup artist. She considers that "sisters are automatically best friends" and maintains a healthy relationship with her three sisters. She comes from a well-knit family and often posts pictures of her family, giving shout outs to her sisters. She is in a relationship with Pedro Pires and often posts pictures of them together on her social media accounts. She attended The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.