25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: Chris Harrison

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The host of The Bachelor, Chris Harrison, 38, (watch the ABC show's finale March 1 at 8 p.m., followed by After the Final Rose at 10 p.m.) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with UsMagazine.com.

1. The best concert I attended was for U2's Joshua Tree in Cardiff, Wales, 1987.

2. …so my son is named Joshua.

3. I was originally told I didn't get the job on The Bachelor.

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4. When I bring my wife flowers, I rarely — if ever — give her roses.

5. My first job was in an ice cream shop in Dallas.

6. I also installed floors with a convict and a pothead who carried a gun. (Character-building!)

7. My first car was a 1971 Buick Centurion I bought for $100.

8. I have been cow-tipping.

9. I hate spicy food.

10. I got kicked out of a junior high athletic program 'cause I skipped basketball for soccer practice. (At the time, soccer was still a communist sport!)

11. I dreamed of playing pro soccer as a kid but would now like to play golf on the PGA tour.

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12. I'd consider trading one of my kids to play golf at Augusta.

13. I met my beautiful wife, Gwen, in college at a school mixer.

14. I got her attention by whistling at her. (She still married me.)

15. I wore argyle socks at my wedding. They weren't in style then either.

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16. I have chased tornadoes.

17. I started my sportscasting career in Oklahoma City in the Saturday 6–8 A.M. slot.

18. I was working there the day the federal building was bombed.

19. My goal before going to L.A. in 1999 was to move home to Dallas and be a local sportscaster.

20. The Blues Brothers was the first R movie I saw.

21. I scored the first goal in the history of my university at the national soccer tournament.

22. I hosted the final Miss America pageant held on network TV.

23. I snuck into Super Bowl XXX to see the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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24. I celebrate a birthday season rather than just one day.

25. I don't believe in opening gifts on Christmas Eve.

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