Carrie Underwood: ‘My First Job Was At A Gas Station’
Carrie Underwood wasn’t always a country superstar. She was once, like many of us, working a regular job before hitting the big time in 2005 when she won American Idol.
Carrie told us about her work before stardom, “I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad job. I’ve had hard jobs. I’ve had jobs that worked random hours. My first job was at a gas station, and that was a lot of fun, actually. While I was working at the gas station, I took another job at a hotel down the street. There was nobody else working there. I had one day of training, and then the next day, I came in, and the lady that had worked there the longest and was training me just didn’t show.”
She continued, “So, the second day at work, I was now in charge ’cause I was now the senior member that was working at the hotel. So, I feel like that one was really challenging to figure my way through it, but I did. My best job is definitely what I do now. I really like being on stage. I really like performing for people and just having fun and singing because that’s what I feel like I was born to do.”
Carrie said what made her go from a vegetarian to a vegan. She said, “I actually saw somebody that I work with, and she looked amazing. Like something happened in her life, there was some switch flipped, and something was up. Her skin was glowing. Her eyes were gorgeous, and her body was amazing. Something had happened.”
She continued, “And I was like, ‘What are you do? I need to know. The world needs to know.’ And she said, ‘I went vegan,’ and I was like, I’ve been a vegetarian for several years or something like that. It’s hard to pinpoint the actual moment, but I was like, ‘What’s my deal?'”
Underwood added, “I actually had dairy issues, and I feel better now. My reflexes got a lot better and things like that. I just needed to know what to do, and she told me, so I was like, ‘I’m gonna do this too.'”