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Jacinda Ardern: 16 things you didn't know about her

Our PM lets us in on her teenage years, her pet peeves and who she secretly loves to follow on Instagram.

By: Karyn Henger

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had a hugely successful first 100 days in office, and shows no signs of slowing down.

She has made progress on matters such as mental health, the minimum wage and childhood poverty - and all while in the early stages of pregnancy with her first child.

In this video. which we shot at Ardern's Auckland home, the PM sat down with Now To Love and shared a few things that people wouldn't know about her - like who her first celeb crush was, her pet peeves, biggest surprise in life, how her parents embarrassed her as a teen (hey, we all have stories to tell, it was a self-conscious time in our lives!) and who her favourite person to follow on Instagram is - this revelation really will surprise you!

Watch our video to find out more.