Missy Franklin: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Entertainment Aug. 1, 2012 AT 10:25AM
Missy Franklin Missy Franklin Credit: Dave Hogan/NBC NewsWire/NBCU Photo Bank

Missy Franklin, 17, who took home a gold medal Monday after triumphing at the Olympics' 100-meter backstroke in London, shares the 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly.

1. I travel with Pascal, my teddy bear.

2. As a kid, I was afraid of Santa Claus and E.T.

3. I scream if I see a moth or a spider.

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4. I love riding on the back of my dad's Harley.

5. I want to be on Dancing With the Stars.

6. After London, I'll get my one and only tattoo, the Olympic rings.

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7. My favorite movie is The Sound of Music.

8. I listen to hip-hop at meets.

9. My ideal brunch is dim sum.

10. I read the Hunger Games trilogy twice.

11. I'd love to meet Prince Harry.

12. My favorite swim meet: the 2011 Colorado high school state championships.

13. I have crushes on Scotty McCreery and Justin Bieber.

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14. I get seasick on cruises.

15. My dog, Ruger, is a gentle 120-pound Alaskan malamute.

16. I don't like red meat.

17. I can sleep anywhere!

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18. I make fleece-tie blankets.

19. I wear Lululemon almost every day.

20. I have swum with dolphins twice.

21. I'm a big Denver Broncos fan.

22. I can wear SPF 100+ sunblock and still burn.

23. My go-to meal is Mom's mac 'n' cheese.

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24. I plan to study broadcast journalism or marine biology in college.

25. I inherited my mom's car, a Toyota 4 Runner named Blake. I love it!

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