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Monday, October 1, 2012
25 Reasons to Love Hilary Duff on Her 25th Birthday
(Pacific Coast News)Hilary Duff turned 25 today, and the young star has plenty of reason to celebrate. She's beautiful, has an adorable baby, and is married to a (retired) hockey player. But that's not all the former Disney star has going for her. In fact, there's so much to love about Duff, we've come up with 25 reasons in honor of her big day.
1. She's married to a former NHL star - Duff married former hockey player Mike Comrie in August 2010.
2. She has an adorably bald baby
3. That baby's name is Luca - Which means he's destined to become an Italian soccer star.
4. She's kept clean - Unlike a lot of other former Disney stars, she's never been to rehab, or even been arrested.
5. She's a humanitarian - Duff donated $250,000 to Hurricane Katrina's victims.
6. She cares for the kids - Duff's a member of Kids with a Cause, a charity that aims to provide solutions to child poverty, and other serious issues.
7. She also loves animals - Duff, who wanted to be a veterinarian when she was a kid, has said she's a strong animal rights supporter.
8. She dated Aaron Carter - Who, like, is obviously the greatest white rapper who ever lived.
9. She can dance - Duff's no Billy Elliot, but she did tour Texas in her youth as a part of a ballet troup.
10. She's got talented siblings - Hilary's sister, Haylie, has starred in a number of TV shows and films, including 7th Heaven and Napoleon Dynamite.
11. She's produced her own movies - Nearly 2.5 million people watched Beauty & the Briefcase when it originally aired on ABC Family in 2010. That's almost as many people who tune in to Honey Boo Boo each week.
12. Her Kevin Bacon number is really low - Duff and Frankie Muniz appeared in Agent Cody Banks. Muniz and Bacon appeared in My Dog Skip.
13. She's tiny - Duff stands just 5'2" tall.
14. She knows a good '90s comedy when she sees one - Duff's favorite film is Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. (IMDb)
15. She's an entrepreneur - Her clothing line, "Stuff by Duff," grossed $5 million in its first year according to People.
16. She has great taste in music - Duff is said to be a huge Janis Joplin fan. (IMDb)
17. She doesn't just write music - The 25-year-old has written two successful novels, Elixirand Devoted.
18. She likened her first pregnancy to being abducted by aliens - "It's literally like an alien has taken over your body," Duff told MTV News in 2011.
19. She's a winner - As of 2012, Duff has won 63 of the 98 awards she's been nominated for, including five Teen Choice Awards.
20. She's a platinum girl - Duff's debut album, Metamorphis, shipped over 5 million copies worldwide. In the U.S., it was certified triple platinum.
21. She's an international star - As a pop star, Duff has found success all over the world, scoring top 10 albums in Japan, Canada, and the U.K.
22. She's played Cinderella - In 2004's Cinderella Story.
23. Motherhood hasn't slowed her down - Duff confirmed on Twitter and her official website in 2012 that she's working on a new album.
24. She's not Lindsay Lohan
25. She will, however, always be Lizzie McGuire