25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Deena Cortese

Entertainment Jan. 18, 2012 AT 9:10AM
25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Deena Cortese Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Deena Cortese (Jersey Shore airs on MTV Thursdays at 10 p.m.), shares the 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly.

1. I walked before my first birthday.

2. Because I could walk, I needed to be with friends. I was an Energizer Bunny.

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3. I played softball in high school.

4. I did tap and jazz for many years.

5. I coached a Pop Warner dance squad.

6. My first car was a 2001 black Saturn. I pimped it out with pink dice, blue underglow and Mardi Gras beads.

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7. I can't go to bed without the TV on.

8. I have three cats and one dog.

9. Every January, my parents take me to the Caribbean.

10. I didn't have a cellphone until I was 17.

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11. For my 16th birthday, my mom and dad brought me and a friend on a cruise.

12. Before my twenties, I got stepped on all over. But I learned to stick up for myself.

13. I went to school for dental assisting.

14. My first job was at Six Flags. I hated it.

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15. I used to take private softball-pitching lessons.

16. My mom taught me how to drive.

17. I lose things. I've replaced my license six times.

18. I love chicken.

19. I have crushes on Jimmy Fallon and Bradley Cooper.

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20. When I was little, I loved watching home videos of myself.

21. I love sauerkraut.

22. I was a cheerleader in college.

23. My stuffed animal Squishy goes with me everywhere.

24. I hate fishy foods, but I love certain sushi -- and Red Lobster!

25. I will always be there for a friend if they need me.

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