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Ellie Gouldings Favorite Things

Get to know the Lights singer by discovering what shes into

Apr 12, 2012

You know might Ellie Goulding as the London-based singer behind trippy dance track "Lights," or perhaps youve heard about her rumored romance with dubstep producer extraordinaire, Skrillex. Or maybe you remember that she served as the entertainment for the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton by performing Elton Johns Your Song for the newly married royals.

Whether youre familiar with Ellie Goulding yet or not, get ready to start hearing a lot more about the self-admitted tomboy with the voice of an angel, because the British singer is here to stay. Get to know Ellie a little bit better by discovering a few of her favorite things (cue Julie Andrews).

FAVORITE DRINK TO ORDER TO START THE NIGHT:
I love cocktails. I know theyre really bad for you. But, I really love cocktails. If Im just having a standard sort of like, Tonight Im going to get drunk [night], itll be like a vodka Tonic with lots of lime or vodka soda.

FAVORITE REALITY TV SHOW:
Geordie Shore, which is the British version of Jersey Shore. The girls in there are so vulgar and theyll talk very openly about thinks and theyre gross, but theyre also like, my heroes at the same time. Theres something about tough love. One is always the one telling the girls to man up and get over stuff. Shes really tough. You dont want to cross her or anything... And theres nothing like my Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

FAVORITE SONG TO BELT OUT WHEN YOURE ALONE:
Theres so many. This morning I was singing one of the songs from Pocahontas - the Disney movie - to warm up... Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon... I was singing that this morning because its just a good song. Its such a great soundtrack, actually. Ill look once more just around the river bend... I was singing that too.

FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE:
Disney was like my life when I was young because there was nothing else to do, other than watch films. Im gong to say Sleeping Beauty because it was the first one that I watched.

FAVORITE NAME:
I always wished I had my sisters name - Isabella Alexis shes called. I think thats the sickest name. Alexis is so cool, so I was always jealous of her name because my name is Elena and my other sisters called Jordan and my brothers called Alexander. Isabella Alexis is like the most beautiful name. She doesnt appreciate it.

FAVORITE STYLE ICON:
I am quite a tomboy, really. I dress like a boy quite a lot. I admire the way people dress, but I fight between practicality and comfort and then trying to look good and sexy and whatever. I love everything Rihanna wears, I love. Kate Moss is such a standard answer, but she dresses amazingly. I dont really have a style icon, but I appreciate how a lot of people dress.

FAVORITE FAVORITE TIME OF DAY:
I used to be a real morning person and wake up early - I always wake up before my boyfriend (you mean Skrillex!?). Im kind of an early riser... I try to get up and run and stuff in the morning, so Im ready for the rest of the day.

FAVORITE PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:
Theres this guy called Josh Weller (@joshweller). Hes so funny... Literally, I just want to keep replying and saying, HA HA, HA HA , HA HA because everything he says is so funny, but I dont want him to think I am weird. I retweet him all the time and I actually said the other day that following Josh Weller is good for the soul, because he cheers me up all the time.

FAVORITE HOMETOWN HANGOUT:
Actually, the pub. I live above a pub and I love just chilling in there. Te guy who owns it has a really good eye for art and hes designed it really beautifully. Its an old pub... its just a really nice place to hang out. I try to commandeer a table in the corner - make it like Friends where they just come downstairs and they have their area - but someone just kept sitting there. I live right above.

FAVORITE HOTEL AMENITY:
I always take sh** from the mini bar. Always. I never intend to and then I just do... I dont drink from there because I know how expensive it is, but Ill always take chocolate and food and granola bars and stuff.

FAVORITE NEW ARTIST:
Yes, this folk singer... My friend from the band Mumford & Sons, I met up with him for lunch the other day and he played [Nathaniel Rateliff] to me. He was so into it. He played it to me and I was like, whoa. It was beautiful.

Watch the video for "Lights":

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