10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kelly Clarkson

When I think about Kelly Clarkson, I cannot help but envision Ultimate Girl Power. I mean, this is “Miss Independent.” The singer that showed us not everyone wants to be a size 0. The woman who taught us that it doesn’t mean we’re lonely when we’re alone.

I mean, Kelly-friggin-Clarkson! The little girl from Texas who auditioned for some show called American Idol back in 2002, won, and went on to go 5 times platinum?

I joke. I joke. Like you don’t know who Kelly Clarkson is – but here are 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Her:

1. Kelly’s hit song ‘Miss Independent’ was co-written by Christina Aguilera.

2. Every year, she celebrates her birthday with Red Velvet cake. Her fave, obvs.
3. Kelly hopes to one day do a song with The Black Eyed Peas and/or Chris Brown.
4. Kelly is one of 9 siblings – 1 blood brother, 1 blood sister, 2 half brothers, and 5 step brothers and sisters.
5. Kelly had the honor of performing ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Benedict XVI in New York.
6. She wears a retainer.
7. She owns a 60-acre animal rescue ranch in Texas.
8. Call her OCD if you like, but she is obsessed with even nubers. (The reasoning behind this, I do not know, but it could have something to do with #4 on this list…. I joke again!)
9. Another hit single of Kelly’s, ‘Breakaway’, was co-written by Avril Lavigne.
10. She is currently working on writing a Broadway musical.

Happy Birthday Kelly Clarkson! Now go have some Red Velvet cake girl!