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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?


9. Early bird or night owl?

Early bird.

10. Coffee or tea?


11. Favorite thing to eat?

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

12. Best place you've ever visited?


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.

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