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Taylor Swift Covers Year-End Issue of 'People'

Taylor Swift Covers Year-End Issue of 'People'

Taylor Swift celebrates her incredible year on the cover of People‘s year-end issue featuring the 25 most intriguing people of 2009.

In the issue hitting newsstands Friday (December 18), Taylor, 20, who was named People‘s “Golden Girl,” shares that even though she’s skyrocketed to stardom this year, she’s tried her best not to let fame change her.

“You can stay the same person, even if everything around you changes,” Tay said.

“I would like to think everybody out there isn’t just waiting for me to trip and fall and stumble out of a club drunk. People know I’m not a party girl. I’m not hiding some dying urge to be out clubbing right now.”

Here’s People‘s complete list of the 25 most intriguing people of 2009:

Taylor Swift: The Golden Girl
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: The Power Pair
Kate Gosselin: The Mother of All Reality Stars
Barack & Michelle Obama: The First Couple
Mo’Nique: The Breakout Star
Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III: The American Hero
Sandra Bullock: The Hotshot
Oprah Winfrey: The Departing Diva
Susan Boyle: The Surprise Hit
Rihanna: The Resilient Star
Jaycee Dugard: The Survivor
Khloe, Kim, & Kourtney Kardashian: The Sister Act
Britney Spears: The Comeback
Sarah Palin: Rogue Author
The Real Housewives: The Enemies Next Door
Ellen DeGeneres: The New Girl
Neil Patrick Harris: The Host with the Most
Tyler Perry: The Mogul
Michael Jackson’s Children: The Descendants
Lady Gaga: The Shock Star
John Travolta: The Heartbroken Dad
Chaz Bono: The Trailblazer
Robert Pattinson: The Heartthrob
Ryan Reynolds: The Leading Man
Padma Lakshmi: The Mom-To-Be

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  • African Girl

    Aww! The JPs are indeed the Power Pair.
    .
    Good for them.

  • African Girl

    Happy for Sandy B too.

  • African Girl

    I’m going for 3rd. Lol.

    Thank heavens some wannabe A lister isn’t on the list. Guess the buying publicity kitty has run dry.

  • liki

    Well she is star of the year in America, everywhere else in the world she is not really important! I like Taylor but that`s the fact! From these people on the list i don`t know half of them! I would put Lady Gaga on the cover ,she is real sensation of the year and internationally very famous! I also agree with Angelina and Brad, Rihanna , Susan Boyle ,Oprah( although she is not very influential outside America) Britney,Obama, even Rob Pattinson ! But no Kate Winslet? Penelope?Johnny Depp?Hugh Jackson?Beyonce? Jennifer Aniston(don`t like her but she is far more famous than people on this list)? AND NO HARRY POTTER KIDS( Dan,Emma,Rupert any of them)? Don`t like the list, too much publicity job!!!!!

  • teri

    Yeah for the JP. But everyone know’s how great they are so it’s no surprise.

  • teri

    I understand why manny isn’t on the list, I’m happy people finally wised up.

  • lmao

    This list is way off………………there are far more deserving people than this whole pathetic list!

  • Disgusted

    @teri: Why the need to be so hateful?

  • drea

    To put John Travolta as ” the heartbroken dad” is way disrespectful ! He lost his child !!!! There should be no awards handed out for that !

  • mimilala

    I agree that most of that list is ridic and pathetic.

    I am all for props to Taylor and Gaga this year, though!

  • teri

    @Disgusted:
    Cheer up it’s Christmas you ol scrooge.

    Drea, I agree they shouldn’t do that to John Travolta.

  • Caught

    People’s way of getting selling more mags… tell them what they wanna hear… not the truth

  • lyla

    poor michael and his kids.
    this list in weird though
    that picture of mj with farewells on it is really sad
    i dont get why taylor is on the cover, then again im not american…whatever, you’d think theyd put michael on the cover or obama, since his death was basically the biggest news story this year next to that of obama winning.
    plus he sold the most this year…

  • MATIAS

    good for Britney! :)

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  • T-pain

    They forgot to add TIGER WOODS: THE ULTIMATE DOUCHE

  • T-pain

    and i do agree that putting John Travolta on the list is a bit innapropriate…

  • lola

    People Mag HAD to put Kate Gosselin in there…they have a frikin contract with her for two week intervals of interviews!!! GAG. She needs to just go away in 2010!!!!

  • Michele

    Brad and Angelina have been the power pair for FIVE YEARS!!!! Rock on, JPs, ROCK ON!!!

  • Excuse me?

    liki @ 12/16/2009 at 1:44 pm Well she is star of the year in America, everywhere else in the world she is not really important! I like Taylor but that`s the fact! From these people on the list i don`t know half of them! I would put Lady Gaga on the cover ,she is real sensation of the year and internationally very famous! I also agree with Angelina and Brad, Rihanna , Susan Boyle ,Oprah( although she is not very influential outside America) Britney,Obama, even Rob Pattinson ! But no Kate Winslet? Penelope?Johnny Depp?Hugh Jackson?Beyonce? Jennifer Aniston(don`t like her but she is far more famous than people on this list)? AND NO HARRY POTTER KIDS( Dan,Emma,Rupert any of them)? Don`t like the list, too much publicity job!!!!!

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    The list is Most INTRIGUING. Only an idiot would suggest that there is even ONE intriguing thing in J. Aniston’s entire pathetic existence, much less something that would merit her being on a year-end list of MOST Intriguing.

    By the way, People is an AMERICAN publication, so we really don’t care who is hot in London or Uzbekistan at the moment. Of course Swift belongs on the cover. She is a 19 year old kid who has meteorically gone from virtual unknown to winning every major music award in record time. She is also a talented singer AND musician, as well as a sweet, unassuming young woman in an industry dominated by overblown egos. And unlike Gaga, she doesn’t need outragous gimmicks to get attention — she relies solely on her TALENT.

    Angie belongs on such a list EVERY year. Also happy to see Sandy B., Sarah P., MoNique , SuBo and most of all Sully on the list. He’s an undisputed HERO! Padma, the Real Wh@rewives and the Kardashians have no business on anyone’s list, unless it’s a list of most over-exposed in relation to lack of talent.

  • Jen

    Gosh so sick and tired of Taylor Swift. I think she us too overexposed and overrated. Yes she has some nice songs, but she doesn’t even have a great voice, compared to some other country singers. I would have liked to see Gaga on the cover, people think she uses gimmicks or whatever, but she is naturally outlandish and has real talent, sings pretty nice live, writes and can dance and is definitely intriguing but oh well.

  • Excuse me?

    Jen @ 12/16/2009 at 4:15 pm
    I would have liked to see Gaga on the cover, people think she uses gimmicks or whatever, but she is naturally outlandish…

    *******************************

    “Naturally” outlandish, huh? Funny she doesn’t look the least bit outlandish here:

    http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/img/blog/blog230209_gaga.jpg

    But no fame resulted from that very normal look. Fame only came when she started walking around with a lace kitchen curtain draped over her face to try to garner a little attention.

  • thais

    taylor IS internationally famous! i live in brazil and she is such a huge success here.. everyone knows who taylor swift is! you can go anywhere in this world and im sure they will know who she is!

  • liki

    @ Excuse me?
    INTRIGUING? How is Taylor intriguing? Or Kardashians? Or Kate Gosslin? You know everything about them!!!!! Lady Gaga is intriguing because you want to know more about her and she is faaaaaaaaaaaar more talented than Taylor and much better singer! Taylor is just cute American girl who knows to write songs for girls in love and broken hearted girls!!!!! And there is nothing wrong with that but stop pretending like she is something special! Why is there no Leona Lewis on this list?And Emma Watson who is highest grossing actress of the decade by Guinness and has been famous and popular since she was nine? They are both more beautiful and talented than Taylor why not put them on the list? Oh yes ,that`s right ,because they are not American!!!!!

  • http://www.datingsingledoctors.com/ Lauren Lipps

    I luv Taylor, she is so awesome!

  • lindz

    CORRECTION: Taylor Swift-The Pity Party host of the year.

  • vi 1004

    how cluel is that they called Travolta “heartbroken dad”. this is just awful ! he lost his child. they shouldn’t be talking about this.

  • Cin

    Taylor AINT big internationally but hey that mag is for US that’s why. If it’s a global mag than Lady Gaga wins hands down. She sold more records globally than Taylor. and Thank God that Overexposed BeYAWNce is not on that list.

  • christine (WeHo & NYC)

    Taylor always looks good.

  • Erica

    Taylor is wayyyyy over exposed to the point people are getting sick of her.

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    hmm
    i dont no if she’ll forever stay squeaky clean
    as hollywood has some1, almost every1 has skeletons in their closets
    but as for now i congratulate taylor on her success, she’s earned it

  • http://www.tenonanatche.com/stone.htm Stone

    Is she on the way to her prom?

  • http://righteous.bz/ MMA

    Is she sick?

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