20 Fun Facts About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is only 19 -- but did you know that she's already penned over 200 songs? "Extra" has the facts you've always wanted to know about the singin' teen queen, who was named Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday night's CMAs.

Fun Facts about Taylor Swift!

A Star Is Born

Taylor was born on December 13th, 1989, and considers thirteen her lucky number.

Northeast to Nashville

Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, but her family relocated to Nashville when she was 14 so that she could pursue a career in country music.

Strumming and Singing

Taylor plays a 12-string guitar, and has since she was 12.

Lyrical Truth

Swift considers herself a songwriter before anything else, and “has never written anything” she doesn’t mean. She is famous for not changing the names of boys she sings about.

Competitive Streak

While she admits that sports are not her thing, Taylor frequently describes herself as very competitive.

Neat Freak

Swift is extremely organized and tidy.

Girly Girl

Taylor is more comfortable in dresses than blue jeans and t-shirts.

Criminal Mind

Taylor’s favorite TV shows are the crime-dramas “Law and Order: SVU” and “CSI.” The singer considers herself an “expert” on the shows, and would want to be a forensic detective if she weren’t in the music industry.

Shoe Fiend

Taylor is “obsessed” with high heels, but rarely wears them out of fear she’ll fall.

First Kiss

Swift first kissed a boy when she was 15.


Swift’s childhood crushes were the members of the band Hanson — especially Taylor. She’s said that she’d love to do a duet with him.

Standing Tall

Taylor towers over many of her peers, standing tall at 5’11.

Werewolf Beau

Taylor is reportedly dating “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner.


Taylor’s song “The Outside” was one of the first songs she wrote (she was 12) and she felt like a complete outcast a school. Since then, Swift has penned over 200 songs.


Taylor admits that she has “really bad eyesight.”


Aside from songwriting, Swift also likes to express herself through painting.


Shania Twain is Taylor’s biggest musical influence. She also draws inspiration from her grandmother, who was a professional opera singer.

Clothes Horse

Taylor’s favorite fashion designers are Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta.

Making History

Swift became the youngest recipient ever of the Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Country Music Awards.

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