How Far Did Portuguese Katie Stevens Make It On American Idol?

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Does the name Katie Stevens ring a bell? If you’re an avid “American Idol” fan, you would know that Katie is a former AmIdol contestant.

Katie Stevens, Meghann Fahy, and Aisha Dee promoting The Bold TypeKatie Stevens, Meghann Fahy, and Aisha Dee promoting The Bold Type in New York City on January 22, 2020

Is Katie Stevens Portuguese?

While she grew up in Middlebury, Connecticut, she can speak Portuguese thanks to her mother, Clara (née Francisco) Stevens, who is of Portuguese descent.

Katherine Mari Stevens proves she is Portuguese on TwitterKatherine Mari Stevens proves she is Portuguese on Twitter

How far did Katie Stevens make it on American Idol?

Though she didn’t win American Idol, success has still followed her. After finishing in eighth place on the ninth season of American Idol, she starred as Karma Ashcroft in MTV’s romantic comedy television series Faking It and as Jane Sloan in Freeform’s comedy-drama television series The Bold Type.

Born on December 8, 1992, in Southbury, Connecticut, she was 17-years-old when the ninth season of American Idol premiered on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. She turned 18 on December 8, 2010.

Katie Stevens wears her red hair back at the 2016 People's Choice AwardsKatie Stevens wears her red hair back at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, California

In January 2016, the singer-slash-actress showed off her curves and legs in a fringy Zeynep Erdogan creation at the People’s Choice Awards.

Katie Stevens flaunts a bird tattoo on her forearm at the People's Choice AwardsKatie Stevens flaunts a bird tattoo on her forearm at the People’s Choice Awards

Measuring 5ft 2 ½ (158.8 cm), the MTV starlet accessorized with a Lillian Shalom clutch and Kimberly McDonald jewelry and finished her look with a pair of Alexandre Birman cage sandals.

Katie Stevens wears a fringed Zeynep Erdogan dress on the carpet of the People's Choice AwardsKatie Stevens wears a fringed Zeynep Erdogan dress on the carpet of the People’s Choice Awards

She pulled her red hair back and highlighted her eyes with smokey eye makeup.

Katie Stevens shows off her legs in a black fringed gownKatie Stevens shows off her legs in a black fringed gown

Just three days after the event, Katie took to Instagram to announce three new tracks she’d been working on.

Katie Stevens's feet in Alexandre Birman caged sandalsKatie Stevens’s feet in Alexandre Birman caged sandals

We can’t find her particular pair of sandals online, but here’s another pair of caged sandals from Alexandre Birman that you can find at Shopbop and Nordstrom.

Alexandre Birman Loretta Cage Ankle SandalsAlexandre Birman Loretta Cage Ankle Sandals, $750

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Brian To / WENN / Instar

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