|Mandy Harvey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 2, 1988|
Mandy Harvey is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who rose to fame as she appeared as a contestant in the 12th season of America’s Got Talent in 2017. She performed original songs during the competition and was placed 4th.
Amanda Lynn Harvey
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Tampa, Florida, United States
Mandy Harvey studied at Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado and it’s there that her musical talent gained attention. She later graduated in 2006.
After that, she attended the Colorado State University and was majoring in vocal music education. However, Mandy left the university after she completely lost her hearing.
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
- Father – Joe Harvey
- Mother – Valerie Harvey
- Sibling – Katie Emrich (Older Sister)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Pierced ears
- Curly hair
Mandy Harvey Facts
- She was young when she shifted to St. Cloud, Florida with her family.
- She started singing at a young age.
- Growing up, Mandy Harvey underwent several surgeries to correct her hearing problems.
- The family later moved to Colorado.
- As a result of the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, she gradually lost her hearing ability.
- Mandy Harvey was 18 years old when she lost her hearing completely. Following this, she quit music and went into depression. She eventually made a return and started her musical pursuits.
- She won VSA’s International Young Soloist Award in 2011.
- On America’s Got Talent, Mandy was given the Golden Buzzer by Simon Cowell.
- Along with co-author Mark Atteberry, she published a memoir titled Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound in 2017.
- In a November 15, 2017, interview for the BBC, Mandy Harvey revealed that she was accused of promoting oralism (i.e. the education of deaf students through oral language by using lip reading, speech, and mimicking the mouth shapes and breathing patterns of speech) when she first took to the stage and has received death threats from within the Deaf community for promoting a “hearing” activity.
- Harvey has served as an Ambassador for the nonprofit organization No Barriers to help disabled people overcome obstacles.
Featured Image by Mandy Harvey / Instagram