Nikki Bella: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘I Wanted to Go to College for Interior Design’)

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Nikki Bella — who’s currently expecting her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev — opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about 25 things you might not know about her — including her favorite foods, her first job and what she’s learned about herself from being on reality TV. Read on to learn more about E!’s Total Bellas star.

1. I love to bake when I can. Cheesecake is my specialty.

2. I love writing poetry. I’ve saved all of my poems since elementary school.

3. My goal is to retire in Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe. I hope to have my Bonita Bonita [wine company with my twin sister, Brie Bella] tasting room ready to serve our wine.

4. I’m obsessed with water tubing. I used to do it every summer.

5. I’d love to specialize in the Argentine tango and perform with Artem, on our YouTube channel! That’s a dream of mine.

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6. I love crystals. Every full moon, I put them outside to restore their beautiful energy.

7. I love mint tea — it settles my tummy and puts me in a perfect Zen place before bed.

8. I wanted to go to college for interior design.

9. I love hot yoga. I went a whole year doing those classes — I didn’t even hit up the gym.

10. I’m obsessed with essential oils. I use my diffuser all the time, no matter how I feel. I even travel with it.

11. I make vision boards. I’ve always been a visual learner, and I feel the same about setting my goals.

12. I started working at the age of 15 and haven’t stopped since. My first job was as a hostess at a seafood restaurant.

13. In middle school, I’d make everyone call me Sailor Moon. I even rocked her backpack at school.

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14. I also wanted to be a supermodel in middle school. But then I realized God built me to be an athlete.

15. I’m terrified of all spiders — and anything that flies, besides birds and butterflies.

16. In high school, I was voted most athletic and most likely to be a lifelong sorority girl. I’ve always loved being the life of the party!

17. I have a black licorice obsession! I can eat a whole bag by myself.

18. Paris is my favorite city. I love the history, art, fashion, food and spas.

19. Brie and I did a commercial with [actress] Aishwarya Rai [for Lux soap] in Mumbai, India, in 2007. It was an amazing experience.

20. I love taking photos of everything. I always say I’m a pro cellphone-photo-taker.

21. I count my water intake every day. I made anyone I’ve dated chug along with me.

22. I fear commitment. A huge plus of being on reality TV is you get to see your flaws and how you react to situations and figure out the root of where it comes from.

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23. I love wine. I blame it on all the amazing farmers and winemakers.

24. I used to do book reports on [women like] Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks. These women inspired me to become a very strong woman myself.

25. After [writing] Incomparable and being on [Total Bellas], I don’t think there’s anything else people don’t already know about me!

Nikki and Brie’s memoir, Incomparable, is out Tuesday, May 5.

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