Rapid Fire Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser

By Corinne Calabro | Feb. 28, 2017, 5 a.m. (ET)

21 things you might not have known about Olympian Phil Dalhausser

1. First thing you do when you wake up?

I usually wake up to a three-year old trying to climb into bed. I'll give him a hug and a kiss, good morning hug and kiss.

2. Click shuffle on your phone's music, what's the first song that plays?

I don't have any music on my phone I think. I listen to a lot of talk radio.

3. Last thing you googled?

I'm renewing my passport because it's about to expire. So I googled 'passport renewal.'

4. Last meme you sent or received?

Hmm, what is a meme? [We explained what a meme was.] I haven't sent one of those ever, I don't think.

5. TV show you can't resist?

Survivor. There is this really good show, I almost said Alone. It's so good.

6. Favorite emoji?

Thumbs up.

7. Pet peeve when traveling?

I hate when people crowd the gate, when they first start letting people on. When I'm trying to get to my line and I don't know if they're in my line or waiting to board. They crowd the gate and I can't get to my specific line.

8. Instagram or Snapchat?

Instagram.

9. Early bird or night owl?

Early bird.

10. Coffee or tea?

Coffee.

11. Favorite thing to eat?

Hmm. I'll go with a regular chicken burrito.

12. Best place you've ever visited?

Switzerland.

13. Last thing you ate?

I ate, well, a chicken burrito. [laughing]

14. You never leave the house without?

My phone.

15. Favorite pro team in the U.S.?

Orlando Magic.

16. Who would play you in a movie?

I get compared to James Carville or dude from Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan.

17. Age you became a volleyball fan?

I was 17.

18. How do you relax?

I just watch TV.

19. Celebrity you'd most like to meet?

Howard Stern.

20. Last book you read?

I'm almost done with a book called '7 Habits of Highly Effective People.'

21. Sport you're best at other than beach volleyball?

Probably tennis.