1. She has mixed ancestry.
Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, is of African-American heritage and was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Tina Knowles, was born in Galveston, Texas, and boasts a creole heritage, including African, Native American, Irish, and French ancestry in her family.
2. She’s a huge Beatles fan.
Beyonce once even performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” and won first prize at school, she was only seven years old and even got a star innovation for her performance.
3. She met her “Destiny” when she was just a kid.
Beyoncé met Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Robertson at an audition when she was only eight years old.
4. The name Destiny’s Child is derived from a passage in the Book of Isaiah.
The Knowles are passionately Christian and Beyoncé’s mother suggested the name when ‘Destiny’ had been taken.
5. Beyoncé only had one boyfriend before Jay Z.
She said that “When I was 12, 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend till I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I’ve always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend – we didn’t live together, we didn’t, you know… That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I’ve only had one other boyfriend in my life – Jay.”
6. She idolizes a supermodel.
A fashion icon in her own right, Beyonce idolizes British supermodel Kate Moss.
7. She has a Guinness world record to her name.
When she announced her pregnancy earned the Guinness World Book of Records title for most tweets (8,868) per second.
8. There’s a fly named after her.
In 2012 research scientist Bryan Lessard found a new species of horsefly in Northern Queensland, Australia, and named it “Scaptia beyonceae,” because of unique golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen. Researchers call the specimen the “all-time diva of flies.”
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