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25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Anderson Cooper

USMagazine, Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:59am (PDT)

Journalist Anderson Cooper, 44 -- his daytime talk show, Anderson, premieres September 12 -- shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly.

1. I started going gray in college.

2. I wish I still had brown hair.

3. I love my Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills. Miami, not so much.

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4. I met Charlie Chaplin when I was 6. I have a photo, but no actual memory of it.

5. I am very disorganized.

6. Shopping for clothes makes my head hurt.

7. I work out nearly every day. Yes, I know how annoying that sounds.

8. I love fast food.

9. I need to eat better.

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10. I collected toy soldiers when I was young.

11. I became a reporter by going to wars by myself with a camera and a fake press pass.

12. I've been addicted to TV since I was little.

13. I was a Dungeons & Dragons geek when I was young. I spent a lot of time indoors.

14. I can fall asleep anywhere at any time.

15. I was a child model. Embarrassing!

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16. I don't drink any hot liquids. No tea, no coffee.

17. Oddly, my favorite ice cream flavor is coffee.

18. I don't like to wear sunglasses, no matter how bright out it is.

19. I struggled with dyslexia as a child.

20. Chocolate chip cookies make me happy.

21. I can't sing, and won't try.

22. I like to dance, but never on TV.

23. I've bitten my nails for as long as I can remember.

24. I am a dog person and have a dog named Molly, but I've recently discovered cats are OK too.

25. I like to assume the best about people, until I am proven wrong.

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