Many people across the world love Taylor Swift, and they can’t get enough of her when it comes to interesting facts and information about her life. She is truly America’s sweetheart, and she has captivated audiences for over a decade. So we have come up with 13 fun facts that all fans of Taylor Swift will enjoy.
1. Taylor first worked in musical theater
At the young age of nine, Taylor Swift worked in musical theater. This allowed her to perform in the Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions four different times. It was a great experience for her that helped shape her stage presence.
2. Her Inspiration was Shania Twain
Everyone had someone they look up to and admire. For Taylor Swift, it was none other than Shania Twain. When Swift heard Twain’s music, she knew she wanted to make country music. It gave her a sense of wonder and enjoyment that she had never felt before in her life.
3. She was taught how to play guitar by a computer repairman
At age twelve, Taylor took guitar lessons from a computer repairman, who also knew a thing or two about songwriting. This was the first step in her musical career.
4. She once modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch
In 2003, she was part of their “Rising Stars” campaign. This was a great foot in the door for Taylor Swift.
5. Taylor Swift owns a private jet
Gone are the days of touring in a van for Taylor. Now she flies in her very own private jet. This purchase is said to be influenced by actor Jake Gyllenhall, which she made a few years after he flew her to London and back in 2010.
6. Taylor Swift grew up on a Christmas tree farm
Taylor Swift’s father worked as a stockbroker, but they also owned a Christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Taylor grew up with her brother, Scott. It makes sense why Christmas is her favorite holiday out of the whole year.
7. Her dad owns part of her record label
Her father, Scott Swift purchased 3% of the record label that signed Taylor Swift, Big Machine Records, at an estimated $120,000. It’s believed that her dad also bought the first 100,000 records of her album day-of release to fudge the numbers on the billboard charts.
8. Her Favorite Food Is Cheesecake
When she is looking for a great snack after a long performance, she turns to the delicious treat of cheesecake. It is her favorite food.
9. She was the youngest country artist to write a #1 song
Taylor Swift was only 14 years old when she wrote “Our Song.” She played the song at her 9th-grade talent show. It went on to hit #1 on the charts, and the music video was also named Video Of The Year at the 2008 CMT Music Awards.
10. She loves anything and everything Disney
Taylor has even described herself as obsessed with Disney cartoons. She was even the voice for one of the characters in The Lorax. This shows she is a wholesome young woman that enjoys things that are heartfelt and thoughtful.
11. She has dated (and broken up with) a lot of famous dudes
She has dated Harry Styles, Jon Mayor, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Conor Kennedy to name a few. “I Knew You Were Trouble” is reportedly written about Gyllenhall. So boys beware. If the relationship doesn’t end well, she will probably write a breakup song about you.
12. The AMA recently named her “Artist of the Decade”
This is quite an achievement for Taylor Swift, and it is one that means a great deal to her. It proves that she has staying power with her audience. Taylor keeps churning out hit after hit and there doesn’t appear to be anything slowing her down.
13. The number thirteen follows her everywhere
Taylor Swift is incredibly superstitious. The number 13 is her favorite number, claiming it is her lucky number. Which is why this number is on virtually everything she owns. She has a number 13 decal on the nose of her jet and even writes 13 on her hand before every show. Someone should inform her that tattoos are a thing.
Some of the reasons why Taylor claims it’s a lucky number is because she was born on the 13th, she turned 13 years old on Friday the 13th. Taylor’s first record achieved gold status in 13 weeks. She even goes as far as noticing her first #1 song had a 13-second introduction. If you ask me, this is a little crazy