8 things you didn't know about beyonce

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She competed on the competition series "Star Search" in 1993.

She's named after her mother.

To get over her stage nervousness, she created the alter character Sasha Fierce.

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Four is her favorite number.

She defeated contestants twice her age to win a talent show when she was just 7 years old.

As she grew older, she began doing performances for clients at her mother's salon.

She ran a mile while singing as part of her vocal training.