So you enjoy Ariana Grande’s music, hey? You know the lyrics to every song of hers? Cool, you’re one of the dainty diva’s true fans! But it actually takes a lot more to be dubbed an “Arianator” and that includes knowing the ins and outs of your favorite singer. Being an Arianator means knowing every single fact about Ariana Grande from her first-ever crush to the names of her dogs…
Want to determine if you’re a true Arianator? How many of these facts do you know?
1. Ariana’s Hair Isn’t Naturally Straight…
Ariana may wear the same signature hairstyle all the time but did you know her natural hair is curly? Look how different she looks!
2. She Has Mediterranean Blood!
Where did Ariana get her big brown eyes and beautiful dark curls from? Her Italian ancestry, of course! The Dangerous Woman is half Sicilian and half Abruzzese! We would love to hear her talk, or even better, sing in Italian! Who’s with me?
3. Ariana’s Name is Inspired By Felix the Cat…
Ari’s parents have a great imagination! Her name “Ariana” wasn’t a random choice. Mommy and daddy Grande were inspired by the name “Princess Oriana” from Felix the Cat. Ironically, Ariana is actually allergic to cats! Oh and bananas…
4. She Has A Sibling Who Also Loves Showbiz…
You might have seen this guy around Ari quite a bit. Well, that’s because he’s her brother! Frankie Grande is Ariana’s older half-brother. He is a musical theater actor and producer. Showbiz really does run in the family!
5. Ariana Has Seven Dogs, Two Named After Harry Potter Characters!
If you follow Ariana on Snapchat, you’ve probably had the honor of meeting her cute canine companions! Ariana has seven dogs called Coco, Toulouse, Ophelia, Strauss, Cinnamon, Fawkes and Sirius Black. Yes, that’s right, she’s named her doggies after Harry Potter characters because she’s a huge fan!
6. Ariana Has Dated Many Famous Guys!
She may be a busy bee, releasing music all the time, but aside from work, Ariana has had plenty of time for boyfriends! She’s dated the likes of Nathan Sykes, Big Sean and Jai Brooks! Currently, she’s dating rapper Mac Miller.
7. Her First-Ever Crush Was Justin Timberlake!
Despite her many dates, Ariana’s first ever crush was…wait for it…Justin Timberlake! It seems we have more in common with Ari than we thought! It was pretty hard not to fall for Justin’s cute curls in the 90’s!
8. Ariana Grande is Hypoglycemic…
Did you know Ariana Grande was hypoglycemic? That means her blood sugar gets low and she has to eat something to help overcome it. Even Ariana has to battle health issues from time to time!
9. She’s Inspired By Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hebburn
You’d think Ariana was from a different era when it comes to her fashion icons! While many admire the Kardashians or Beyonce, Ari is instead inspired by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn!
10. Ariana Can Impersonate Britney Spears, Rihanna, Celine Dion & More
She’s a girl of many talents! Not only can Ariana sing and act like a pro but she can also make brilliant impersonations! From Britney Spears to Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Ariana has wowed all with her incredible impressions! You can watch all of them here.
11. She Was Videotaped Licking Doughnuts On Display In a Store…
Ariana isn’t one to be regularly caught up in shocking scandals. The one time she was, it wasn’t pretty. The popstar was once videotaped licking donuts in a food store and being rude to the cashiers. The incident was so controversial, Ariana had to apologize to fans for her shocking behavior.
12. Ariana’s Mom Thought She’d Grow Up to Become a Serial Killer!
Believe it or not, as a child, Ariana was obsessed with horror movies. She would even wear Halloween masks around the house! To be exact, she enjoyed having her face painted as a skeleton and roaming the streets with a hockey stick and donning a Freddy Krueger’s mask! It was so terrifying, Ariana’s mother thought that she’d grow up to become a serial killer! LOL!
13. She’s a Nickelodeon Star
Some of you were only introduced to Ariana when she debuted her first single, The Way. In fact, she was well-known long before that – to Nickelodeon fans, of course. The Love Me Harder starlet played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon TV sitcom Victorious and later reprised the role on the spin-off Sam & Cat.
14. Gloria Estefan Predicted Ariana Grande Would Be a Star
One particular person who saw the superstar in Ariana Grande was the legendary Gloria Estefan. After watching her on Nickelodeon, Gloria told Ariana that she’ll make it big one day. Of course, she predicted that accurately. Can we get Ms Estefan as a coach on The Voice please?
15. Ariana Wears a Ponytail Because of Hair Loss…
You may be fed-up of seeing Ariana wear the same old ponytail but there’s actually a reason why – to hide hair loss. When she starred in Victorious, Ariana was forced to dye her hair red on almost a weekly basis for an astonishing four years. Believe it or not, there have been times when Ariana’s hair wasn’t half-up!
16. She Suffers From Bad Eyesight…
Along with hair loss, Ariana also suffers from bad eyesight which causes her to wear contact lenses. Remember her interview on Jimmy Fallon last year? Now you know why she was squinting so hard. She obviously wasn’t wearing her lenses at the time!
17. Ariana Constantly Curses!
If you follow Ari on Snapchat, you would have noticed that she uses the F-word A LOT! The dainty diva has even admitted that she curses a great deal, calling herself a “sailor mouth”. You better cut that down, Ari! It’s not a pretty habit!
18. Her Vocal Range is Very Much Like Mariah Carey’s!
There’s a reason why many say Ariana Grande is the “new Mariah Carey”. She has a four octave light lyric soprano vocal range. She can slay those high notes and Mariah’s signature whistle tone to a T!
19. She Started Her Career In Musical Theater!
Ariana kicked-off her career via musical theater. Her first role was as Annie and she went on to star in The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast! By the time she was 14, Ariana was ready to release an R&B album but was told, ‘Um, that’s a helluva goal! Who is going to buy a 14-year-old’s R&B album?! She had to wait 5 years to finally release some music!
20. Ariana Only Likes To Shoot The “Left Side of Her Face”
There’s a reason why everyone calls Ariana a “diva”. She’s known to have a list of demands including only to shoot from the left side of her face because that’s the angle she prefers. You diva, you!
21. She Prefers Her Fans To Be Named “Loves”
A lot of you may enjoy calling yourselves “Arianators” but in actual fact, Ariana prefers to call her fans “loves”. You’ll notice that on her Twitter page! “Arianators” sounds a lot better TBH!
22. Ariana Raised Over £2 Million following the Manchester Attack
On May 22nd, a suicide bombing occurred outside Ariana’s Dangerous Woman concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 people and leaving dozens wounded. Ari, being the angel that she is, offered to pay for the victims’ funerals, visited the injured in hospital, and arranged a benefit concert that successfully raised more than £2 million for the victims. Weldone, babes!
So, how many of these facts were you already aware of? If you knew all of these facts about Ariana Grande, consider yourself a true Arianator!