Naturally there was criticism that the 18-year-old would rather audition for “X Factor” judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato instead of spending time with her famous father. Hey, fame comes at a price and he would understand that!
Sophie Simmons reportedly told the panel of judges, “This isn’t about my dad. This is about my audition.” She made it clear it wasn’t personal and that she wanted to be there for furthering her career as a singer.
It’s not known if Sophie made the cut in her “X Factor” audition, but talent certainly runs in her family. As most children of Hollywood stars feel, Simmons wants to get ahead on her own merit, not because of who her father is.
Gene flew out to San Francisco on a private jet to visit his hard-working daughter. She obviously had his support for auditioning on the show. After all, she had no control over when the dates were she was expected to perform if she wanted to be part of the show.
Sophie is currently a costar on the A&E reality TV show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.” Others on the show include her father, mother Shannon Tweed, and her brother, Nick Simmons. The show has been airing since 2006.
Gene Simmons told a London newspaper,
“We think she’s the most talented, wonderful, charming daughter but we just want her to get want a fair shot.”
Will his daughter make the on “X Factor?” The show airs Sunday nights on FOX.