Before Lauren Alaina made a name for herself in country music, she was just a regular high school student. All that would change, however, when Alaina decided to follow her cousin's advice to try out for American Idol.

Sure, that's something a lot of people know about the "Road Less Traveled" singer -- but what about the fact that she was serving up pizzas before she was serving up singles? Although one of Alaina's first jobs was working at CiCi's Pizza, if singing didn't work out, she would have pursued another dream: becoming a teacher.

Read on to learn more about Alaina, including where she gets her musical talent from, what reptile she keeps as a pet, how she feels about tipping in the service industry and which famous Nashville institution she played at right after auditioning for American Idol:

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