Taylor Swift Is ‘Billboard’ Magagzine’s Woman Of The Year: 7 Classy Quotes

Erika Brooks Adickman | December 2, 2011 11:29 am

Taylor Swift may have been snubbed by the Grammys, but the country pop songbird certainly got the props she deserved from Billboard. The superstar obsessed with covering everyone else has been named Woman Of The Year by the music mag — the youngest female ever to receive the honor! Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the classiest quotes from the (almost) 22-year-old’s cover story.


:: On her role models: “I have a lot of role models. Faith Hill is a big role model. Reese Witherspoon is a role model of mine-she’s not in music, but I love everything she stands for…And also-[he’s] not a girl-but Kris Kristofferson has been a big role model for me. When I look at people who I feel have really lived their lives and recorded their lives in music so beautifully, those are my role models.”

:: On being a role model to others: “…the reality is what you wear matters. If you’re a singer and on TV and in the living room of some 12-year-old girl, she’s watching what you’re wearing and saying and doing…For me, when Faith Hill performed on an awards show, everything mattered-everything she said, did, wore, I tried to copy it. That’s what little girls do, so there is a big responsibility and I take it very seriously.”

:: On whether at almost 22 she considers herself a woman, a girl or somewhere in between: “Whether I’m a woman now, or whatever, is up to my fans to decide, not for me.”

:: On where she envisions herself in 2018: “As far as in the next seven years, I’ll be 28 or 29, so I don’t know. It just depends who I meet.”

:: On the reasoning for her Speak Now tour DVD release: “I want to look back on this years from now and show it to my kids and my grandkids.”

:: On being in the limelight: “I’ve always had a huge goal of never becoming one of those guarded, semi-paranoid, privacy-obsessed celebrity people… I don’t want to be one of those people that doesn’t trust anyone. How are people supposed to trust you if you don’t trust anyone?”

:: On being human on Twitter: “I don’t want my Twitter page to turn into something that’s operated by other people, and I don’t ever want it to be like, ‘Team Taylor fans, attention! This will be happening,’ from some sort of webmaster…I want it to be as human as possible, because it’s just me sitting there with my phone deciding what to tweet.”

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