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Country Weekly Dec. 25, 2001. Thanks Darrell for the scan!
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STAR STATS SHANIA TWAIN 
(from Country Weekly, Dec. 25, 2001, page 34, text typed up by CK and Cbspock! Thanks!)

Given name: Eilleen Regina Edwards; her chosen name, Shania, is the Ojibwa Indian word for "I'm on my way"; Twain is the surname of her adoptive father.
Name change: "There was a wardrobe mistress in a show I once did, and her name was Shania. I thought the name was beautiful. When I first got my record deal, they told me 'Eilleen Twain' didn't flow and I had to change my surname. But I refused because my parents had passed away and I wanted to keep my family name. So I changed my first to Shania."

Birth date: Aug. 28, 1965

Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Raised: Timmins, Ontario

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Green

Parents: mother Sharon; father Jerry, an Ojibwa Indian, who adopted and helped raise Shania from the time she was 2; birth father Clarence Edwards; Sharon and Jerry were killed in a car accident in 1987 when Shania was 21.

Siblings: sisters Jill and Carrie-Ann; brothers Mark and Darryl

Spouse: South African-born veteran rock producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who has been Shania's producer and songwriting partner since 1995's The Woman In Me; married Dec. 28, 1993, at the Deerhurst Inn in Muksoka, Ontario; "Creatively, romantically, it's a wonderful, wonderful marriage. My husband, Mutt, is the producer of my dreams and the love of my life."  

Son: Eja (pronounced Asia), born Aug. 12, 2001  

Childhood dreams: "To live in a brick house and eat roast beef, to be kidnapped by Frank Sinatra and to be Stevie Wonder's backup singer."

Residence: a home on Florida's west coast and a castle in Switzerland

Going veggie: In 2000, Shania was voted "Sexiest Vegetarian Alive" by readers of Animal Times magazine. However, when she was a girl, her father taught Shania and her siblings how to kill their own food. "My job was to set the rabbit snares," she reveals. "I'm a vegetarian now, but I don't look down on people who eat meat."

How she unwinds: reading, horseback riding and crying shamelessly at films like My Best Friend's Wedding  

Favorite Chirstmas albums: Christmas With Tammy Wynette and Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas; "I put them on when I'm cooking. It doesn't matter what time of year."

Grammys: 1999 Best Country Song ("Come On Over"), 1999 Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"), 1998 Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("You're Still the One"), 1998 Best Country Song ("You're Still the One"), 1995 Best Country Album (The Woman In Me)

CMA award: 1999 Entertainer of the Year

ACM Awards: 1995 Top New Female Vocalist, 1995 Album of the Year (The Woman In Me), 1999 Entertainer of the Year

Diamond Albums: The Woman In Me (1995, 12 million); Come On Over (1997, 18 million); The Diamond Award is a Recording Industry Association of America certification level that signifies sales of 10 million or more.

Billboard Top 10 singles: "Any Man Of Mine" (No. 1, 1995); "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" (No. 1, 1995); "You Win My Love" (No. 1, 1996); "No One Needs To Know" (No. 1, 1996), "Love Gets Me Every Time" (No. 1, 1997); "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (No. 6, 1997); "From This Moment On" (No. 6, 1997, with Bryan White); "You're Still the One" (No. 1, 1998); "Honey, I'm Home" (No. 1, 1998); "That Don't Impress Me Much" (No. 8, 1999); "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (No. 4, 1999); "Come On Over" (No. 6, 1999)

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