Canadian singer Avril Lavigne may be best-known for her hit single, “Girlfriend,” but she’s got much more to offer than a good voice and a punky vibe. Though a lot of Avril’s life has been put on display in the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know about her. With that in mind, here PPcorn presents a list of fourteen things you probably didn’t know about Avril Lavigne.
Number Fourteen: She Is Into Acting
Lavigne revealed that she would like to act in a movie at some point. However, she is not very discerning about the genre, and she says that she would be happy to act in a horror film, among other genres.
Number Thirteen: Avril Lavigne Is a Fan of Chick Flicks
When asked what genre of movies Lavigne likes most, she said that she “LOVES” romance and comedy films – especially chick flicks.
Number Twelve: Nirvana Is Her Favorite Band
Lavigne admitted that, for her, Nirvana is “up there” in terms of her favorite band. And who can blame her?
Number Eleven: She Loved Shooting the Video for “Complicated”
When asked which video she enjoyed shooting most, Lavigne said that she had the most fun shooting “Complicated.” She said she enjoyed it the most because it was the first video she ever shot, and there were a lot of scenes.
Number Ten: She Has Good Taste in Television
Well, depending on your tastes, that is. Lavigne says that her favorite shows currently on television are Orange Is The New Black and Downton Abbey. Conveniently, the new season of Downton Abbey premieres in January of this year.
Number Nine: She Loves Pizza
Though Lavigne could probably buy whatever food she wants, she has said that her favorite food is pizza. She said that if she had to eat one food for the rest of her life, it would definitely be pizza.
Number Eight: She Admired Her Older Brother
When asked who Lavigne looks up to, she said the person she admires most is her older brother. She admires him because “he’s a good, honest person and a hard worker and a genius.” Aw!
Number Seven: She Likes Sneaker Heels
When asked whether she likes sneakers, heels, or sneaker heels the most, Lavigne admitted that she is really into sneaker heels. Lavigne designs clothing for her line, called Abbey Dawn.
Number Six: She Is Compassionate
When asked what every person could do to make the world a better place, Lavigne said that the most important things are to be positive, care about others, and to show compassion.
Number Five: She Cares About Her Health
Lavigne has a super healthy morning routine. She says that the first things she does when she wakes up in the morning are look at what time it is, drink juice, drink hot lemon water, and then take a sea salt bath.
Number Four: She Learned Guitar From Lenny Kravitz
Well, sort of. Lavigne learned how to play guitar by playing along to Kravitz’s song titled “Fly Away.” She grew up singing country songs at county fairs and gospel songs at church.
Number Three: Avril Lavigne Stays True to Herself
Lavigne never covers other artists when she performs, and she always wears her own clothes. She refuses to conform to someone else’s idea of what they think she should be.
Number Two: She Moved to France on a Whim
After Lavigne and ex-husband Deryck Whibley got divorced, Lavigne moved to France because she promised herself she would learn French. Her dad is from France, but she had never learned, so she took that time to be single and independent in a new environment.
Number One: She Suffered From Lyme Disease
Lavigne was out of the game and bedridden for five months in the second half of 2014 thanks to Lyme Disease she incurred from a tick bite. She said that she thought she was dying, but she bounced back and thankfully recovered.