10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Voice' Coach and Maroon 5 Crooner Adam Levine
10. Not Just a Fan
Adam Levine is frequently court side because his love of basketball goes way deep. At six, he made the winning shot of his local YMCA championship basketball and has been inspired to succeed ever since. "And if that shot had bounced off the rim all those years ago? Who knows," he tells MSN, "Maybe today I'd be a serial killer or something."
9. Blue Collar Hottie
Back when Maroon 5 was Kara's Flowers, Adam Levine worked as a waiter at the retro-style Johnny Rockets burger restaurant chain. He also worked as a writer's assistant for the TV show 'Judging Amy' before he hit it big.
8. Loves to See You Cry
How did he know he hit it big? Adam Levine recalled a Maroon 5 gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles when singing crowd drowned out his vocals. "We even had some criers," he told MTV. "That's what we want. I want our shows to have masses of sexuality and crying."
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7. Flexible Yoga Freak
After breaking his sternum lifting weights, Adam Levine tried yoga and fell in love, hard. "He even hired a camera crew to videotape one of our sessions so he could watch the DVD in hotel rooms across the country," his yoga coach dishes to Women's Health.
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6. The Zen Master
A notorious minimalist, Levine is dubbed "Zen Master" by his Maroon 5 band mates. "I don't own anything," he told VH1. "I'm into clothes, and that's basically it." We bet he has some ample and organized closets...
5. Auto Lover
Adam Levine is a full-fledged, self-proclaimed "car junkie." That's why travels in style in a 1971 Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet. He's not flashy. He's a connoisseur.
4. Famous BFFs
3. Make-Up Artist
Levine has finally made up with Jane -- his ex-girlfriend and muse behind Maroon 5's debut album 'Songs About Jane' -- and by 2007 he refers to her as a "close friend."
2. More Shy Than You Think
Adam Levine's got an issue with his smooth Casanova image. "The sad truth is that person in the tabloids is way cooler than I actually am," he's been quoted to complain. "If you believed all the things written about me, you'd think I was a pimp."
1. Cancer Warrior