Fangirls: 6 Stars Talk Early U.S. Pop Culture Loves

Do you remember what your first U.S. pop culture addiction was? From Daisy Fuentes to Gisele Bundchen, these 6 stars are dishing on all their early pop culture loves:

1. Gisele Bundchen

The Brazilian supermodel credits her love for Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey as the reason behind her learning how to speak English. "My wonderful cassette tapes, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey, saved my life!" Bundchen said during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. "They were great teachers, so I have to thank them one day if I ever meet them in person. They were very inspiring."


2. Stephaine Beatriz

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star revealed she was a huge fan of Dolly Parton. "Dolly Parton is cool," she said during an interview. "I started listening to her in the 1990s on the radio when I was in junior high school in Webster, Texas. When I found out what she looked like—the tight outfits, the cleavage, the bright lipstick and the big blond hair—I loved her even more."


3. Daisy Fuentes

The Cubana was a huge fan of Marie Osmond and I Love Lucy. “Marie [Osmond] really has a spot in my heart because when I first moved to this country, you know, everything is so foreign," Fuentes said. "I was young. You were young. I remember you were a kid – you and your brother were kids that had this amazing TV show. And so that was comfort me. My sister and I basically learned how to speak English by watching I Love Lucy and Donnie and Marie."


4. Salma Hayek

The 47-year-old Mexicana credits Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for inspiring her love of movies and acting. "I realized in cinema you could have a river made out of chocolate, chew gum and then burp yourself back down to earth, take flowers made out of candy and eat them," she explained to the Hollywood Reporter. "I was always a bit sad, being raised Catholic, at the idea that we only got to live one life, so acting was my way of cheating this concept. As an actress, I can live many lives and I’ve been many different people.”

Though she added, “Now I believe in reincarnation so I’m not as anxious."


5. Cesar Millan

Millan says Jada Pinkett Smith created a whole new world for him. "Before I even knew Hollywood, I was watching a movie called A Low Down Dirty Shame. In one scene, there she was, in the fetal position, screaming. I told my wife: ‘I know that girl!’ It just felt real," he told Modern Dog magazine.

"Later, I met Jada…and that was it. Boom! Every time I think about it, I get this emotion in my chest. My English wasn’t what it is now. I shared with Jada that I wanted to take what I knew to a higher level, and she sent an English teacher to me for a year. To me, she’s an angel. She opened up my ability to communicate. In Mexico, I was surrounded by people who believed in me. I would be playing marbles and they would say: ‘Oh! He’s going to win!’ And Jada did the same."


6. Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family star was no stranger to Ed O'Neil, who plays her husband on the show. "I used to watch Married with Children in Colombia, dubbed in Spanish," she said.