Although Carrie Underwood has become a household name within the music world, there’s always been a bit of mystery about what lies beneath the surface of the Oklahoma native.
While the country singer seems to be pretty open to chatting about anything, from family to style to workouts, there are still some things even longtime fans of the superstar may not know about her.
Sounds Like Nashville is here to give the quick rundown on a few fun facts about the country star. From her favorite movie genre to her organization habits, we’ve compiled a list of 15 essential facts every Carrie Underwood fan should know.
- She was a resident brace-face
Her pearly whites didn’t come easy. “I had bad teeth, too,” she told People Magazine. “I had to get braces [more than once]. I actually had them on the bottom for like three months while I was doing red carpets, but no one knew – so I felt like I had a secret.”
- Scary movies are her go-to
The gorier, the better when it comes to Underwood’s film choices. Surprisingly enough though, she keeps the thriller stuff to the screen as she admits to not being much of a daredevil.
- She’s secretly been tatted up
Hidden on her hips, Underwood keeps it rather hush-hush when it comes to her tattoos.
- Before ‘American Idol,’ she wasn’t close to being a frequent flyer
As a small town girl, the country singer never went on a plane until she made it to Hollywood on American Idol.
- Her flawless hair came after many flubs and faux pas
“[My] worst hair moment ever would probably be me in the sixth grade when I decided that my bangs should have crazy amounts of gel … [and] I had a perm at some point, when I was like 14. That was a bad idea,” admitted Underwood to People.
- She was once a sorority girl
Back in her college days, Underwood represented the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and still sees some of her sisters to this day.
- Her first job was at a gas station
Telling Refinery 29 that she first was employed at a gas station near her small town in Oklahoma, she admitted that she’s never been back.
- She’s got a knack for school
Not only did Underwood graduate from Northeastern State University with a degree, she received magna cum laude honors for her smarts in the Mass Communication department.
- Underwood keeps her beverage list small
“I drink three things. I drink water, I drink coffee and I drink red wine,” she once shared.
- Becoming a mother was her biggest—and happiest—life change
“I’m happier,” Underwood revealed to People. “I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love. I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”
- Her legs didn’t just look like that overnight
Underwood relies on squats and lunges with weights to achieve those gorgeously toned legs.
- Before marrying Mike Fisher, she shared a romance with Chace Crawford
Many years ago, Underwood could have been seen on the arm of Crawford, who played teen heartthrob Upper East Sider Nate Archibald in the hit television drama, Gossip Girl. The two eventually split and Underwood found the man of her dreams in Mike Fisher.
- She’s a self-proclaimed neat freak
“I can’t function during the day if I know my bed is not made. It will be all I think about throughout the day until it’s actually made, ” Underwood said a while back. “My refrigerator is extremely organized. Everything is showing the labels and is arranged in perfect rows.”
- Reese Witherspoon is her ultimate style icon
As a fashionista herself, Underwood looks up to her fellow Southern gal from Tennessee for inspiration on what to wear. “Nothing’s ever too edgy or whatever. It’s all very pretty and feminine and ladylike,” she says of Witherspoon.
- She’s obsessed with ‘The Walking Dead’
The singer loves the AMC horror/drama so much that she semi-fangirled when she met Norman Reedus, who stars as Daryl Dixon in the series.