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Nick Jonas: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘Shania Twain Was My First Celeb Crush’)

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Nick Jonas attends Topman & Nick Jonas Celebrate the Topman Magazine 'This Is Tailoring' Issue in 2016. Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Nick Jonas has forged a solo career in his own right after first finding fame as a third of the Jonas Brothers, who disbanded in 2013. While releasing hit after hit (“Close,” “Jealous,” “Chains”), the 23-year-old singer has also starred in Fox’s Scream Queens and Audience channel’s boxing drama, Kingdom.

Before the release of his third solo album, Last Year Was Complicated, on June 10, Jonas exclusively shared 25 fun facts about himself with Us Weekly!

1. I started working at 7 years old.

2. I got my first cellphone at 8 years old. It was a Nokia.

3. The first concert I went to was Switchfoot at [NYC’s] Irving Plaza.

4. My favorite sandwich is a Cuban.

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5. I accidentally grew a watermelon patch once. I spit a watermelon seed into the soil, and it eventually grew.

6. I was homeschooled while growing up.

7. I nearly cut my finger off with a pocketknife when I was 9.

8. I am super tidy.

9. I have always wanted to open a New York City deli and call it St. Nick’s.

10. My first car was a vintage Mustang.

11. I like sriracha-flavored popcorn.

12. But I don’t eat popcorn until the movie starts. No eating during previews!

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13. I’m an avid cold brew advocate.

14. I was a huge Shania Twain fan. She was my first celeb crush.

15. I write most of my music and like to draw from personal experiences for inspiration.

16. My favorite person to follow on Instagram is @kirbyjenner [a satirical fraternal twin of his real-life friend Kendall Jenner].

17. I keep my room at 68 degrees when I sleep.

18. My best bowling game was 266.

19. I’m a very good soccer player.

20. In the rare moments when I have downtime, I like to grab a cigar with my buddies.

21. I got my driver’s license the day I shot the album cover for the Jonas Brothers’ Lines, Vines and Trying Times [in 2009].

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22. I watch SportsCenter every night before I go to bed.

23. I’ve been known to enjoy a Coors Light or two.

24. I love to play golf.

25. If I wasn’t a singer, I would be a professional baseball player.

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