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ORIGINAL: Do You Know These 5 Facts About Mario?

ORIGINAL: Do You Know These 5 Facts About Mario?
Posted June 10th, 2013 @ 3:34pm by Catherine Diaz

Mario's back with a punch thanks to his latest single, "Somebody Else" featuring Nicki Minaj.

Mario's been singing R&B music for more than 10 years and with a his fifth studio on the way, we've got make sure you've got a few facts covered. 

See what facts you already know below:


Boxing is Mario's favorite sport. He wasn't "that good of a basketball player" and didn't like running on the treadmill. Since he had "really good hand-eye coordination," he chose boxing as his sport. (via HipHopDX)


As a young child, Mario did not have a stable family at home. With no father around, he dealt with a heroin addicted mother on his own. He was raised by his grandmother, who died when Mario was just thirteen years old. (via Baltimore Magazine)


He learned how to play the piano and competed in several talent competitions. Mario was eventually discovered at a local talent show after performing a Boyz II Men song at the age of 11. (via Baltimore Magazine)


Mario became a triple threat; singer, dancer, and actor, when he made his acting debut in Step Up (2006). In 2007, he starred alongside Hilary Swank in the movie Freedom Writers. Mario even had the chance to show off his dance moves on Dancing with the Stars in 2008. (via Baltimore Magazine)


The 26-year-old admitted he only performs oral sex on a female who is already his girlfriend or has the potential to become his girlfriend. It's his way of saying that she is "the one or could possibly be the one." (via Necole Bitchie)

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