Gwen Stefani Would Be a Makeup Artist If She Wasn't a Singer, Made Her First Dollar at a Dairy Queen

And 15 other things you never knew about the star.

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The platinum-haired, red-lipped renegade rocker; Revlon global brand ambassador; and judge on The Voice loves her some Dylan and Brenda and sleep—definitely.

1. If I weren't a singer/songwriter, I'd be: A makeup artist.

2. Best career advice I've gotten: [Music producer] Jimmy Iovine would say, "Be open."

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3. The qualities that got me where I am today: I've always done things I'm passionate about. My heart drives me.

"I've always done things I'm passionate about. My heart drives me."

4. Moment I felt I'd made it: I'm always trying to make it—in so many different ways, this is a journey.

5. Most agonizing career decision I've ever made: To face my fears of writing with other talented writers.

6. Kind of work I'd do for free: Everything that I do now.

7. Favorite perk of the job: Emotional release.

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8. How I made my first dollar: Working at Dairy Queen.

9. Last thing I binge-watched: Beverly Hills 90210.

10. Book that left a lasting impression on me: Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.

11. Song that always makes me cry: My "Used to Love You."

12. First album I bought: Shaun Cassidy.

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"I'm always trying to make it—in so many different ways, this is a journey."

15. My perfect day would begin: Sleeping in late.

16. My perfect day would end: Go to bed early.

17. Superhero power I'd want to have: Endless energy.

This article appears in the April issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands March 21.