Taylor Swift is undeniably lovely. She seems like she’s really nice, probably never swears, smells like flowers, porcelain skin, dainty and gracious … blah blah blah … I could go on and on. Her music is horrible … I just want to throw that out there to avoid being too much of a sycophant … but if you can overlook the actual reason that she’s famous, then she’s pretty close to perfect.
At the tender age of 22, Taylor continues to knock the world on its collective ass with her success. She is the face of CoverGirl cosmetics, which seems kind of ridiculous, because Taylor Swift without makeup is every bit as lovely as she is with it.
In the first photo, taken earlier this year, everyone’s favorite country star was catching a flight from LAX. I like to think that she was on her way to the Kennedy compound to knock one out with her barely legal boyfriend (although evidently she was travelling to promote The Lorax so that was not the case, but let’s imagine …). Taylor Swift without makeup looks a bit washed-out and the color scheme isn’t doing her any favors. But she’s carrying her own guitar-case and we like that.
Taylor is younger in the next photo. Pre-cradle-robbing, pre-having-her-cradle-robbed by Dear John. It was taken in 2008, for People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue. The singer chose to go makeup free for the photo shoot, and why not? Well, I’ll tell you why not. Because if you’re being heralded in one of the most famous celebrity magazines in the world purely on the basis of your appearance, then you owe it to the world to glam it up. Think of those horny teenage boys who rip the pages out of their mom’s copies of the magazine to tack on their walls to gaze at with adoration (or whatever else they may do). It’s not fair to them. Think about the fans, Taylor.