This article is from the Mariah Carey FAQ, by Kade Hansson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Mariah Carey's favourite colour is pink, though she likes to wear black. Mariah
enjoys having fun outside, especially at the beach or at an amusment park-
but anywhere really. She also likes swimming, water-skiing and horseriding,
but appears to exclude competitive sports from her recreational activities.
For thrills she likes to try rollercoasters.
Mariah likes pets, has always liked pets, and will probably continue liking
pets for the foreseeable future. Her oldest animals, mentioned in many early
interviews, were Princess and Duke, a pair of dobermans, Ginger, a Yorkshire
terrier, and Ninja and Tompkins, a pair of cats. Mariah no longer has these
pets- Ninja and Tompkins have passed away. Jack, a Jack Russell terrier which
appears in many videos (Honey for one), is still with Mariah. Jack travels
with her where possible, and often has to be rescued from hotel pools by
Mariah Carey's bodyguards.
Over the years, Mariah has had other pets as well, including two other cats,
Clarence & Puffy, and another dog Tommy gave her as a gift a number of years
ago. In Japan last year she added two further small dogs, Bing and Bong. She
picks up pets almost everywhere she goes, and it is very hard to keep track
of all of them. Her pets live with her in her Manhattan apartment, though
some, such as Bing and Bong, have been entrusted to the care of friends.
Mariah likes listening to rap and other contemporary music
styles. Covers of Without You, Open Arms and the reworking of Genius
Of Love into Fantasy demonstrate Mariah Carey's strong sentimental
attachment to songs of the late '70s and early to mid '80s. (This
period formed the musical backdrop to her teenage years.)
Mariah was inspired to her original style of singing by listening to Alison's
collection of soul, jazz and gospel. But lately she has been showing a
leaning towards a more urban sound.
When curling up to watch a movie, Mariah prefers comedy and horror. However,
her choice of favourite actors- Marilyn Monroe and James Dean- might also
indicate a soft spot for movies made during Hollywood's golden years. For a
TV dinner, Mariah is likely to choose pasta, or perhaps salad. She used to be
a vegetarian, but lapsed when she married Tommy.