Encarnita "Kany" García De Jesus (born September 25, 1982 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter. García first appeared on television in 2004 as a contestant on Objetivo Fama. She is widely considered the most successful non-winner in the history of the show. Kany García is born to a Spaniard father and Puerto Rican mother. García's father, Antonio, who gave up the priesthood when he met Shela, Encarnita García de Jesús, or Kany, grew up in a house where music was not only played, but also lived.