7. He Wanted to Be an Astronaut 

Perhaps Scotty McCreery considered the engineering program at N.C. State University because he hadn't given up on his space dreams. In an early episode of American Idol, the singer said he always wanted to explore space, but his "brains were not astronaut material.” Don't give up, Scotty -- after all, the Russians almost sent *NSYNC's Lance Bass into space.

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