25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jason Derulo

Entertainment Sep. 27, 2011 AT 8:00AM
25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jason Derulo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Jason Derulo, 22, (his new album, Future History, is in stores now) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly.

1. I had asthma as a toddler until I was about 13-years-old. If I was around pets, dairy, or dust, I'd have an asthma attack.

2. I played basketball in high school. My high school team was the No. 14 team in the country and won four state titles in Florida.

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3. I was a ghostwriter in the industry for three years before making it as an artist. I still write songs for other artists today.

4. I was BMI's co-songwriter of the year for 2010 alongside Lady Gaga, for writing the most top songs in 2010.

5. I went to college for musical theater in New York City.

6. I'm attracted to polite women, but like bad girls too.

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7. My middle name is Joel, which is also the first name of my father and older brother.

8. I'm the youngest of three children, so I was always spoiled a little bit more.

9. When I'm in a relationship, I write songs for and sing to the person I'm with.

10. I kept to myself in school and wasn't interested in going to homecoming, prom, or attending most school social functions. People may have thought I was obsessed with myself, but really, I was obsessed with honing my craft.

11. I think most celebrities are jerks. Get that chip off your shoulder!

12. I love Olive Garden, especially the Alfredo sauce. But, when I went Italy, they didn't even know what Alfredo sauce was. Shocking!

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13. I wish I knew how to cook. Every dinner attempt has ended in a disaster.

14. I fell in love in Australia.

15. I'm a very sexual person.

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16. I had a grapefruit tree in my backyard growing up so grapefruit was always an ingredient for every meal. I no longer like grapefruit.

17. I've never broken a bone.

18. I used to eat four bananas per day when I was in college in New York because they were 25 cents a piece and I was a baller on a budget. People would ask why I ate so many bananas and I would say, 'I'm on this new potassium diet.'

19. I've given every plaque or award I've won to my mother.

20. I was chubby for a few years of my childhood and was insecure about taking my shirt off at the pool, so I wore a T-shirt in the pool. Now, I rip my shirt off at every show.

21. I'm not into drugs, but I love a social drink. My preferred beverage is a Mojito, but I usually drink Vodka and water because it prevents a hangover and is not as bad for the six-pack.

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22. I sleep about four hours per night and I cannot wake myself up. Someone has to wake me up by either banging on my door or physically shaking me.

23. Once I find a meal that like, I'll eat it every day for months. The meal becomes a part of my routine until someone forces me to try something else.

24. My father and my mother are still married today. I come from a loving, middle-class family.

25. I dated my childhood sweetheart all through high school, and thought for sure I would marry her.

 

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