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Jim Carrey’s Daughter Got Special Treatment On American Idol

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Jan. 24 2012, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Senior Reporter

It pays to be the daughter of a celebrity.

Jane Carrey, Jim Carrey’s 24-year-old daughter, who is heading to Hollywood on the hit show American Idol, was not treated just like any other hopeful has exclusively learned. 

Unlike the rest of the contestants who camp out for days in the hope of trying to convince the judges that they have what it takes, Jane got special treatment.

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“She didn’t have to sleep outside and wait for hours hoping to audition like everyone else,” a source exclusively told “She basically had an appointment and showed up!”

The source said they doubted if the judges knew about the special treatment Jane was given, but the show gave her the VIP service.

“Her audition was pre-arranged with the producers. She did not wait and line up for hours or days outside – she had a time, she showed up and went in,” the source said.

Jane, who is Jim’s daughter with his first wife, Melissa Womer, said in a videotaped story that being the child of a world famous A-lister isn’t always easy.

"It was definitely fun growing up with him as a father, he's not the most extravagant celebrity so it's been fairly normal -- fairly. Everyone growing up has their issue with identity and trying to find themselves," she explained. "It is difficult kind of growing up in the shadow of something and trying to find your place in the world under the huge shadow.

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“The last name definitely helps and hurts, I feel like there's kind of this pressure to maybe be better, because if I make it somewhere, I run the risk of people saying 'Oh you only got there because of this.'"

According to the source, the last name clearly helped this time:  “American Idol always says they don’t give everyone favors, but this time they did for Jane.”

The famous child has the full support of her dad, who pumped up his daughter’s appearance.

“I can’t wait for the world to understand what she has," he said. "Way to go. Oh my god this is going to be an exciting year."

You can see Jane’s audition video right here, on


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