OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Eats Like a Man

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I know. I didn’t believe it either. Carrie Underwood seems way too slim and way too healthy to have a really hearty appetite. And yet there it was in black and white on page 148 of my Marie Claire magazine. When they asked Underwood her secret talent, she said, “I can eat any man under the table.” She also fessed up to some other pretty crazy (but still cute) secrets. Like that she’d totally be up for playing a zombie on Walking Dead. And that she made her high school yearbook predictions all come true. (“I will be rich, famous and married to a hot guy,” she’d written about what she’d be doing in 10 years.) And she says George Michael, Steven Tyler and the late Freddie Mercury of Queen are her favorite singers. But as for favorite girl singers on that list, there was only one: Martina McBride. “Martina McBride hit a lot of awesome, high, long notes. I’d make myself do them,” Underwood recalls. “She taught me how to sing, in a way.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.