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Taylor Swift - "Seventeen" June 2008

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Taylor Swift graces the June 2008 cover of Seventeen, on newsstands May 6th. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter opened up to the mag about dealing with bad friendships, being cheated on and where she gets inspiration for her songs. Here are a few of the interview highlights:

On being famous in her hometown of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania: “I was actually playing a sold-out show in my hometown, and I was signing autographs afterward. And I saw those girls who didn’t invite me to their parties and didn’t invite me to hang out with them. They waited in line for three hours to say hi to me. That’s where I have to look at this situation and say, ‘We were kids.’ At some point, you have to forget about grudges because they only hurt.”

On turning painful real-life situations into good songwriting: “Well, I wrote ‘Should’ve Said No,’ about a guy who cheated on me. There’s always that moment where you’re like, ‘He says he’s not gonna do it again, he says he’s sorry, and, oh, look how sorry he is!’ But they’re not sorry. If they cheated on you, then you didn’t matter enough for them to be thinking about you while it was happening. So what does it matter if he apologizes after the fact? And at some point, you realize that you do not deserve to be treated like that. I decided I didn’t want to be that girl.”

On why she’s proud to be unique: “Everybody looks in the mirror and is like, ‘I wonder why her eyes are huge and mine are smaller.’ But I realized that if you’re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don’t change.”

For a video of Taylor‘s behind-the-scenes cover shoot, visit

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  • melissa

    i love taylor ! She looks absoulutley gorgeous and has a huge career ahead of her.

  • =]

    Wow she’s awesome! She looks really pretty and she’s so talented x
    Love her!

  • kaka

    Nice to see a normal famous teenager!

  • Vanessa

    NEVER heard of her???


    aww taylor is so pretty and i love her music!


  • fseoiuto

    She is a mammonist? She seems to seek for rich man to date on a celeb dating club “Ma r rymi lliona ire.c om “.She posted her nice pic on that club.

  • Lelani

    Love her!

  • AnnaMarie

    aww. I love Taylor. Can’t wait to see her May 24th. =]
    She is so down to earth and her songs are so meaningful and beautiful.

  • :)

    have you noticed that she always wears purple??

  • tarly

    Taylor is awesome

  • Sarah

    Really, really fug


    Shes fabulous!!

  • http://n/a Clairedy cat

    Taylor is so inspiring! It’s cool that you can listen to her songs when your like ‘I’m in the owrst mood–nobody feels this way—it’s just me’
    And then you put in her CD and she has a song perfect for your mood!
    -Clairedy Cat

  • Sophia

    she’s really inspiring, her songs are great and i just look up to her, she’s great

  • Amanda

    Such a talented, down to earth and confident girl. I really like her. I think she’ll have a great career.

  • Rae

    She’s so confident which is great for a teenager but she seems so much older than she is. She’s like the country version of Miley Cyrus just with more sense.

  • KiMmy

    I love Taylor!
    She is so awesome:)

  • Melissa

    I was at that sold-out show in PA… It was AMAZING! She’s so lovely!

  • jagoda

    LOVE HER !

  • Amanda Coelho [brazil]

    Eu simplesmente amo demais a Taylor Swift!!
    Para mim ela é a melhor cantora de toda a geração!!!

    Um beijo
    by: Amanda

    I love you TS!!!!
    TS 4ever in my heart!!! ♥

  • Syd

    Taylor is amazing and i dont know why they put a boo sign, because she rocks and she is my idol, TAYLOR ROCKS!

  • leighton & blake fan

    I loved this issue :)