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7 Secrets About Carrie Underwood That Even "Care Bears" Don't Know

Here is what you probably don’t know about the chart-topping singer. 

There are lots of facts we all know about Carrie Underwood. She has a beautiful voice, she won the fourth season of American Idol in 2005 and went on to be one of the most successful singers from the reality competition show, and is dedicated to healthy living. However, there are lots of things you might now know about the country singer – even if you identify as a "Care Bear." Here are 7 amazing facts about Carrie Underwood – how many of them are news to you?


She Is a Sorority Girl

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When Carrie rose to international fame on American Idol she was a student at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, studying to become a broadcast journalist. While attending school, you could find young Carrie at the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority house where she was a member. Another fun fact? She went back to college after being crowned the winner and received a degree majoring in Mass Communications and graduated magna cum laude!


She Dated a Lot of (Hot) Frogs Before Finding Her Prince

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From 2007 to 2008 Carrie famously dated Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford, who broke up with her via text. "It just didn't work," she told Extra months after the split. She also reportedly dated Bachelor star Travis Stork and NFL stud Tony Romo. However, when she happened upon her prince, she got her fairy tale ending. "I met my husband [NHL player Mike Fisher] in a meet and greet," she told US. "Our first kiss was on New Year's Eve when the countdown ended."


She Is Obsessed with Horror Movies

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Underwood is so obsessed with horror movies, many of her music videos are inspired by them,  "I really don't know why I've always loved horror movies, but I know why I've always loved Stephen King," she reportedly said. The Two Black Cadillacs video was inspired by King's Christine. She also confessed to KidzWorld that the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street movies are other favorite freaky movies of hers. 


She Is Obsessed with Making Her Bed

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Carrie is a total 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, " Carrie told Country Weekly. "My refrigerator is extremely organized. Everything is showing the labels and is arranged in perfect rows." 


She Didn't Even Want to Audition for Idol at First

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A little-known fact about Carrie Underwood is that before she gained fame as a country music superstar, she auditioned for the reality TV show "American Idol" on a whim. She was actually hesitant about participating and almost didn't go to the audition because she thought her chances of success were slim. However, her friends and family encouraged her to give it a try, and as we know, she went on to win the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005, launching her highly successful music career. This unexpected turn of events showcases how taking a chance and pursuing your passions can lead to extraordinary opportunities.


She Is a "Doomsday Preparer"

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You might find a lot of bulk survival products in Carrie's Nashville mansion. "I'm a bit of a doomsday preparer. Make fun of me, but we'll see who survives the zombie apocalypse," she confessed to Us.


She Is Afraid of Flying

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Carrie's first time on an airplane was to travel to Hollywood for American Idol – and she doesn't love flying to this day. "It was terrifying. It still freaks me out, to be honest," she described her first flight while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. "I'm 36 years old and I've been to lots of airports … but back then I was by myself and there were lots of connecting flights to get there."

Leah Groth
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