Hayley Orrantia describes herself four ways: She's a Texas girl, a singer, a songwriter and an actress.

As an actress, fans may recognize Orrantia from ABC's The Goldbergs, on which she plays Erica Goldberg. As a singer and songwriter, she's just starting to make a name for herself, although some may know her from her time on The X-Factor. And those The Boot readers who saw the music video premiere for her song "Strong, Sweet & Southern" know that her Texas roots run deep.

But there's plenty more to learn about Orrantia: the soundtrack that inspires her, what dinosaur she imagines herself as and what she really thinks of Simon Cowell. Flip through the photo gallery above to hear Orrantia's thoughts on these topics (and a few more fun facts); fans can also keep up to date with her on her official website.

Watch Hayley Orrantia's "Give Me Back Sunday" Music Video

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