As the daughter of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, pop singer Brooke Hogan was raised by a family accustomed to the type of lifestyle that comes with fame, which helped her easily transition into the celebrity spotlight of her own making as a teenager. Born and raised in Tampa, FL, she entered the world on May 5, 1988, as Brooke Bollea, the oldest of two children. She would later adopt her father's stage surname of Hogan. Growing up in a home filled with the music of the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, and Toni Braxton, she caught the entertainment bug early, starting piano lessons when she was five. Brooke soon added cheerleading, dance, and voice lessons to her résumé, and at the age ten, she decided she was ready (with the help of her parents) to start calling talent agencies. This led to a modeling contract, and by 15, Brooke had further developed her musical skills enough to land opening slots on tours for Hilary Duff and the Backstreet Boys, as well as singing gigs at a Radio Disney holiday event.