‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Brandi Maxiell: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘I Wrecked My Granny’s Car at 4’)

Brandi Maxiell
Brandi Maxiell on February 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. J. Countess/FilmMagic

Brandi Maxiell doesn’t hold back! The wife of NBA star Jason Maxiell has become a fan favorite on VH1's Basketball Wives LA because of her no-holds-barred attitude and fearless opinions. The Midway Salon & Suites owner also battled ovarian cancer after her diagnosis in 2007, and has since become a motivational speaker for other survivors.

Ahead of the Basketball Wives LA fifth season premiere on VH1 Sunday, July 17, at 9 p.m. ET, Maxiell shared 25 interesting facts about herself with Us Weekly.

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1. I love eating a pickle with a Now and Later. 

2. I’m obsessed with Yankee Candle home fragrances. 

3. I love to cook. 

4. I spend my "me time" at the HomeGoods store. 

5. When I'm cold, I love to take a bubble bath. 

6. I hate taking pictures of myself. I don't know how to pose. 

7. When I was younger, I used to tell people that Brandy [Norwood] was my cousin because we had the same name. Everyone believed me. 

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8. I carry a mirror because I’m afraid I’ll have a booger in my nose or an eye booger. 

9. I’m goofy. 

10. I have OCD about my house being clean, especially my living room and kitchen. 

11. I really want to learn another language. 

12. I almost always fall asleep during car rides. 

13. I have to have a strawberry soda or Dr Pepper every night. Horrible, I know. 

14. I think I sound like Beyoncé when I sing in the shower. 

15. When any horror-movie commercial comes on TV, I change the channel.

16. I used to write stories when I was younger. 

17. I hate doing laundry. 

18. My pet peeve is people lip smacking (while eating). I have to have the TV or music playing while eating with others. 

19. I hate texting. 

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20. I love being around my family. 

21. My fridge and pantry have to be organized. 

22. I have to take a nap or I'm a bitch. 

23. I am stubborn and I hate it. 

24. I love to shop online, but I rarely buy. I leave everything in my shopping cart or wish list because I'm so indecisive. 

25. I wrecked my granny's car when I was 4!

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