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Taylor Swift to 'Glamour': Taking My Clothes Off Isn't 'Risky'

Taylor Swift to 'Glamour': Taking My Clothes Off Isn't 'Risky'

Taylor Swift rocks her signature color on the cover of Glamour magazine’s March 2014 issue, on newsstands February 11.

Here’s what the 24-year-old country cutie had to share with the mag:

On being a role model: “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me “risky” is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”

On knowing when to not read about herself: “I know when not to read an article. Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click…. I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having thick skin. As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”

On freezing men out in a relationship: “I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.”

For more from Taylor, visit Glamour.com.

FYI: Taylor is wearing a Rachel Comey dress.

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  • todayforever

    “playing it straight” is what her closeted boyfriends do. She’s basically become the new way to come out.

  • sarra

    get away u are not a role model

  • Lauren P.

    ” Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is….” This is why I don’t care for this girl. She plays coy and acts like she doesn’t point fingers at specific people, but then she does telling interviews like this (and even admitted it at her “Red” release party) and admits she knows EXACTLY what she’s doing. She’s the mean girl in high school that takes her popularity and ruins others with it, not the band geek who gets picked on by all the cool kids and instead finds her niche with the band geeks and normal crowd …an Image she readily identifies herself with. I’d actually argue it takes more skill to hide who your songs are about, but that’s just me. Either way, yes, I know as I write this she’s making millions and that she’s plenty popular enough so my opinion really doesn’t matter. But I really have come to not care for this girl and find it laughable that people still love to hold her up as a role model for the rest of Hollywood, when she’s clearly self-indulgent and full of herself after being in the limelight for a bit.

  • ace11

    and exactly what guys have her clothes come off for?

    im going to say Gyllenhaal and Mayer

    they weren’t in it for lemonade and cookies

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXZxc8GSXnI Living in a box

    @Lauren P.: You deserve a cookie.

  • Hannah

    She’s actually the best role model but people can’t see it because they put a goddamn “serial-dater” label on her.

  • Lucy

    Taylor is the ultimate mean girl. I originally was a fan but when I saw her true character emerge,her arrogance and her vindictive nature….I found her to be quite repulsive!

  • A

    Seriously?! You people are pathetic! Judging the golden girl! Thank god she isn’t selling herself like Miley is! Taylor is down to earth and a good role model for young people, and they need something like this cause it seems like everybody is stripping these days and it’s disgusting

  • karie

    Yes, I recall her getting all defensive saying she never names the guys she writes about, but now admits that she deliberately makes it obvious who the songs are about! You cant have it both ways.

  • James

    @Lauren P.: Sometimes some comments make sense in here and are written honestly by someone smart. Thank you for writing that one. I have the same feeling about her.

  • lia

    how about writing about something other your exes?

  • A

    AND you who said that she is the ultimate mean girl, you are so goddamn wrong! So what if she writes and sings about her exes?! Tells who they really are or what kind of jerks guys can be?! We all want our revenge! And I’m jealous that she gets her revenge! So those guys who are playing with her will get played back one way or another

  • lia

    I would love to hear the guys’ side. When every guy you date is a supposed jerk, I think it is time to look at the common denominator….YOURSELF.

  • holly

    @A: So I’m guessing “A” stands for A S S! You need a case of soap in that nasty mouth of yours!!

  • whitney

    why would any guy want to date her and risk being in one of her songs? sometimes i think she just dates for writing material.

  • holly

    @Hannah: You should really get off the weed and also stuff your mouth with a case of soap, maybe you and “A” are the same person!

  • Sam

    @A: Revenge is not the answer. It’s the lowest of lows and simply tacky. Bitter.

  • holly

    @Lauren P.: You are right on the money Lauren. One day she will see what Karma looks like. Right now, we’ll let her enjoy her moments.

  • A

    Seriously Holly?? Why so jealous?? And once again she hasn’t bashed on all exes! Like she didn’t bash on Gyllenhall, why are people saying that she is? Her latest album is about Gyllenhall, well most of the songs. Especially All Too Well, have you heard that song?? She just hates how it ended, the relationship. And also she has never bashed on Taylor Lautner and Cory Monteith and that young prince guy she was with couple years ago

  • Lucy

    @A….Taylor is that you?

  • Lauren P.

    @A:

    Sure, some people may want revenge but you have to realize Taylor is playing a totally different ballgame solely because of the business she’s in. As a celebrity she has a lot of influence, and she has the potential to ruin someone’s career based on the simple principle of “He said, she said” because she has millions of adoring fans who’d do anything for her. Public perception is everything in this industry and she makes sure that she always comes out of every situation looking pure as the driven snow. And I get it…I mean as a girl it’s probably easy for her to tell herself she’s done everything right in a relationship and the other person holds all the blame, which seems to be her problem. But Taylor doesn’t just sing about those general feelings, she points out exactly who they’re about so legions of adoring fans will take her side and boost her ego after a guy has broken her heart. And is that other person really deserving of the public backlash which has the potential to hurt a career they’ve worked very hard to craft? Personally I don’t think she has that right. She has the right to be mad, but not to abuse her influence to make herself feel better. Taylor has a lot of growing to do…and for someone who loves to shout from the rooftops about how normal and unaffected she is, she’s in for a reality check. Taylor plays the game just as well as anybody else in Hollywood. I applaud her for staying away from drugs and alcohol at her age, but hubris and ego are just as dangerous. She’s delusional if she thinks she doesn’t have an air of self-importance and pretentiousness around her that she didn’t have when she started. I’m not saying it makes her an awful person…but it does make her flawed like the rest of us and not exactly worthy of constant, glowing praise about how perfect she is.

  • holly

    @A: Not jealous, just see her for what she is like so many others. Of course she didn’t bash Lautner, we ALL know he is a nice person and nobody would EVER buy that lie from her. She can’t bash them all but she will as many as she can.

  • A

    I don’t understand why you people say that she has told about whom her songs are about. Cause I have no idea, I’m just guessing. And she doesn’t blame every ex, Back to December is example, she sings about how much she did a guy wrong, guessing Taylor Lautner xD

  • Lauren P.

    @A:

    I’d actually argue she DID bash on Gyllenhaal. We Are Never Getting Back Together completely tore into the subject…and she confirmed that subject was Jake in her Katie Couric interview. Though in her own roundabout way, of course, because she loves to play coy. “Oh, I didn’t know anyone had figured that out.”

  • whitney

    lol she knew better than antagonizing the twilight fans.

  • A

    And Haunted and Enchanted isn’t a bashing exes,songs either. And she doesn’t just sing about her exes, Never Give Up and Long Live isn’t about boys etc.. so again haters get your facts right! Listen to all of her songs and then write

  • Lauren P.

    @A:

    See me thing is, she doesn’t completely SAY…”Oh this is about Jake, this is about Taylor.” But that’s my WHOLE issue with how she makes her money. Yes, she writes a great breakup song…but then she goes one step further and capitalizes letters in the song booklets that she has admitted are “clues”…and all these “clues” correspond to well known paparazzi stories (i.e; maple lattes, etc.) that correspond with relationships she’s had. So in essence she does put it out there (and see my example above about her Katie interview.) At the end of the day it’s become a game, and she does it to feed her fans’ curiosity and also to o build herself up. I’m not saying it’s malicious or done with malcontent, but she’s a little addicted to the idea of trying to make her fans her friends by making herself seem like the best person ever. And I personally find it kind of classless. She’s a great songwriter (I won’t argue with that…though her voice personally leaves a little to be desired in my opinion) but she really needs to quit encouraging people to look into her personal life because that’s exactly how you get called a “serial dater.”

  • http://registernuke.com/open_email_address.html Abel From Registernuke.com

    It very well maybe that Taylor Swift is just a young woman who is struggling and having difficulty in finding a good solid relationship. I’m sure there are a lot of people, men and woman, who have gone through many relationships. The only difference with Taylor Swift is that she is ALWAYS in the limelight and everything is put under a microscope.

  • whitney

    and how about that music video where she wore a hat just like the one harry styles always wore.

  • OK

    @A: umm if a good role model is fu*king every guy see shes, and changing her men like socks, being immature about it and talking about who her inspiration is and what not, then writing a song about how she was IN LOVE with them after dating then for maybe 3 month and how somehow SHE always ends up being the victim in the relationship then you have a weird definition of role model . Point is NO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD IS A ROLE MODEL .

  • A

    Yeah and I didn’t know about that Katie Couric interview and I remember that Ellen interview when Joe broke up with her…okay maybe she should think before she speaks. She was still bitter when she did that Ellen interview. And I can imagine how devastated, my first boyfriend broke up with me by phone too just to be with some other girl. But I have to admit when I heard We Are Never Getting Back Together was very immature especially looking at her age, I was very embarrassed when I heard the song. But it’s a good I hate you ex song lol xD But idk cuz I’m not her, but maybe she’s still doing music for young audiences…but I think that her latest album has improved

  • Avril

    What really causes worry here about all these comments are:
    1 – How some people misunderstand Taylor’s word.
    Sometimes I don’t know if you really can’t interpret what she says (Is education failing?) or if you twist her words on puporse.
    2 – All these assumptions based on things that lack truth.
    3 – People waisting their time commenting on Taylor lyrical work when they don’t even listen to her music (except for her singles).
    What world do we live in?.
    The funny thing about all this is that I can prove every comment wrong by just showing facts.

  • OK

    @A: Getiing revenge by writing songs? I don’t think her ex’s care since they Fu*ck her at the end, so jokes on you and her.BTW I have more respect for strippers and prostitutes then I have for this hypocritical person and we get , your a fan so get off this website and visit her fan sites!!!!!!!!!

  • M

    @A: Are you kidding? She said horrible things about jake on all songs, besides exposing his personal life, including in All too well. Oh, he was honest, but he was so cruel(vomit).
    They were together for only two months. She did everything in every song to make him look like a bad guy.

  • Kevin

    @Avril: A , Avril , same person Suck my dick

  • A

    Lol you are embarrassing by your hatred @OK, and no, I wouldn’t call myself a fan I just listen to her music and sometimes read her interviews. I wish you people would just stop bullying Taylor, but I guess that ain’t happening. And like someone said here earlier, her revenge songs get the publicity and whenever she dates someone or breaks up with someone, it’s annoying, cause those make her look bad, when you should really see the whole Taylor not the gossips. Anyways, I was wishing someone could see my point of view but whatever I’m gonna go

  • A

    And I’m not Avril sorry to disappoint you @Kevin, wish I was cause what she wrote was better than what I’m trying to write

  • A

    And @Kevin I don’t want to suck your C O C K, cause I like P U S S I E S

  • Avril

    @Kevin: OMG I’m so stupid I used two “A” names. Come on, I know you’re better than that.

  • Amy

    Wow, some people here are crazy. Every songwriter writes about love and relationships.

  • truth

    @Lauren P.:

    Well said!

  • amy

    @Lauren P.:

    I applaud you & you are right! Very well said & fair analysis of Taylor.

  • holly

    @Avril: NOT! And what the heck is a puporse? You go ahead and think your tops but there’s always someone here to shoot you down! I can’t believe your mommy still lets you on the internet AND makes you think your the smartest one here!!!

  • stan

    Love her so much! :) Some good quotes here. Although i am a little tired of journalists only asking her the same thing over and over again.

  • stan

    On the floor laughing about that OK girl (dude) telling people who love Taylor to get off this site. L O L. Talk about mad hatred.

    whitney- Taylor Swift was wearing those hats when harry Styles was baking bread in UK and nobody knew who he was. Looks like its him who started copying her style.

    Its always funny to see how obsessive crazy fangirls get over other girls (seemingly lots of jake fans here). There is nothing wrong with confessional songwriting. It has been done for ages and way more brutally than Taylor does it (Bob Dylan anyone?). But it seems to be a problem when a girl tries to express herselt through the artform of music. Lots of people seem to think that makes them clingy, desperate, crazy. But guys somehow get a pass and pat on the back?

    Other thing i see is how she only writes about getting back at guys. Total BS. Most of her songs are about falling in love, how great it is to be in love, or not a subject of love at all. Even in songs where she has a go at a guy she is usually taking part of the blame (“Dear John”- “I should have known…”/ “I Knew You Were Trouble”- “shame on me…”).

    So lets be a little more rational, shall we?

  • cameron

    @Lauren
    You sound so ridiculous.. Musicians have always written songs about their love affairs. Please… would anyone care who Taylor writes about if she hadn’t dated well-known celebrities.

    You do know both Adele’s albums were about her ex-boyfriends?

    I find it hilarious that some on here think no man would date Taylor. I just shake my head and think they must be 12 year olds. Taylor is young, rich, skinny, tall , successful and beautiful. Believe me many men would want to date Taylor Swift.

    It doesn’t sound like these guys are too upset being she still speaks to them. They probably like that they had a song or two written about them.

  • Avril

    @holly: Fun fact: No one has ever shoot me down here bc I always go with the truth while they don’t.
    I’m not smart, I’ve neve said I was (See what I mean when I say people twist words to use on their own favor or just interpret what they want to interpret?) You just gave a great example of it.

  • stargazing

    @Lucy: The mean person is you. I bet no one likes you.

  • stargazing

    @Lauren P.: You’re pathetic and jealous, probably she is beautiful and you are not. She is the most honest singer out there, and I say sing it, Taylor.

  • stargazing

    @Lucy: Taylor is too busy to go and argue with low lifes like you. Go to bed, troll.

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