Taylor Swift‘s heartshaped hands cover the December issue of CosmoGirl where she’s honored as “The Phenomenon” in the mag’s 2008 Born to Lead Awards.
The 18-year-old songbird posed on Central Park’s benches and told the mag about why she writes songs about her previous relationships and what it really means to be a role model for young girls everywhere. Here’s what Taylor had to say:
On the Country Music Capital: “I looked up Nashville and learned it was this amazing city where country music lived. I was like, â€˜Thatâ€™s the promised land of country music. Thatâ€™s where I need to go!â€™”
On being a role model: “When a mom says to me, â€˜Youâ€™re an incredible role model for my daughter,â€™ thatâ€™s the best compliment you could give me because itâ€™s about my character, which to me is the biggest honor.”
On the best advice she’s ever gotten: “Faith Hill told me at the Country Music Awards and I was in these awesome high-heeled shoes but they really hurt. I was going up to present an award, and I whispered to Faith, â€˜My feet hurt so bad!â€™ She goes, â€˜Take â€™em off!â€™ I was like, well, Faith Hill told me to, so I took off my shoes and carried them in my hand. She taught me that I donâ€™t have to take everything so seriously.”
Check out her full interview in the December issue of CosmoGirl, out on newsstands now!
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