Mariah Carey Swims in Evening Gowns and Heels: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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Mariah Carey 25 things Charles Sykes/Bravo

Five-time Grammy winner and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey, who is currently starring in her show #1 to Infinity at the Colosseum in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, gave Us Weekly a peek inside her lavish world by sharing 25 surprising facts about herself!

1. I smoked quite frequently from the time I was 12 to when I was 18. I gave up smoking in one day and never went back. I absolutely detest cigarette smoke now. 

2. I have an extreme aversion to overhead lighting. In my opinion, elevator lighting is toxic!

3. I have totally natural nails. 

4. I do not observe birthdays. I do, however, celebrate the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!

5. I am a very sloppy neat freak. 

6. The first mixed drink I ever had was a sloe gin fizz. 

7. I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is. 

PHOTOS: Mariah’s Main Man

8. I can make a mean gluten-free lasagna and an even meaner pecan pie. 

9. I’m a very good laundress, when I have to be. 

10. I dislocated my shoulder two years ago, and it was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. I had to wear a glove for a while because it affected my hand as well. Thanks to physical therapy, I’m finally glove-free!

11. I can whistle with my hands. 

12. My favorite things are vintage chandeliers and sconces. I have them everywhere decorating my Tribeca penthouse apartment.

13. I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!

14. I can do many impersonations with the various octaves of my voice. 

PHOTOS: Bonjour, Mariah

15. Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch. 

16. I swim in evening gowns and heels. 

17. I’m addicted to Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and Veep

18. I hate mascara. I never wear it. Whenever a makeup artist tries to put it on me, I throw a fit. 

19. I may hold the world record for most rides on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney World. 

20. I dyed my hair orange by accident in the seventh grade. It was a major disaster!

21. I started beauty school in the 11th grade, and a year later I was officially a beauty school dropout. 

PHOTOS: Carey On, Mariah! 

22. I love animals! I’m a cat person, a dog person, a dolphin person…. Crazy about them all!

23. The bathtub is my place of serenity. Any tub, really — bathtub, hot tub or whatever. As long as there is water. 

24. I make incredible food every Christmas Eve. 

25. I was a mathlete. Just kidding — I even failed remedial math! 

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