Lauren Alaina was an unassuming high schooler before a cousin with brain caner convinced her she could sing -- like really sing. During her 'American Idol' audition, judge Randy Jackson complimented Holly Witherow, saying she had quite an ear for talent. This story is well-known among the 2011 reality show runner-up's biggest fans. The 10 facts that follow in this list of things you didn't know about Lauren Alaina may not be as commonplace.

Everyone knows she was a cheerleader and worked at Cici's Pizza. Do you know her pet peeve, her pets' names and what secret she kept from fans before the 'American Idol' finale? There were a few actually, but nothing that presents the singer as anything but focused and hard-working. Click the button below to 10 things you probably don't know about Georgia peach Lauren Alaina.