Former Child Actress Alisan Porter Steps Out of Curly Sue's Shadow to Win 'The Voice'
The adorable child actress who captured America's hearts as "Curly Sue" has now captivated its ears on the The Voice.
Alisan Porter, who starred as the title character in the 1991 film, was crowned the NBC singing competition's Season 10 winner Tuesday night.
Porter’s road to glory has been a long one. Following her success in the early 90s as a star, she fell into a downward spiral and became addicted to drugs.
Since kicking her dangerous habit in eight years ago, the 34-year-old has pursued a singing career and wound up on The Voice.
Her coach, Christina Aguilera, jumped onto the stage to congratulate her protégé after Porter beat out Adam Wakefield to take home the trophy.
Following her big win, she took to Twitter to thank her fans.
YOU. GUYS. I WON THE VOICE!!!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 thank you from the deepest part of my heart. Everyone who voted and supported me!!!!!!— Alisan Porter (@alisanporter) May 25, 2016
The mom of two spoke about her drug addiction to Inside Edition in 2014, saying: “I did cocaine, I smoked pot, I drank, I took whatever pill people were taking at the time.”
Earlier this year, she wowed the judges on the show, where Pharrell asked: “With a voice like that, how did you ignore the signs you were supposed to be doing this all your life?”
“Honestly, I was going through a hard time in life. I actually got sober nearly eight years ago,” she said. "I fell in love and I had children and that was my goal to just be a good mom. And I really feel like the universe just had a plan for me because you guys turned for me today."