Taylor Swift: "I Don't Feel Comfortable Taking My Clothes Off"

Celebrity Style Apr. 11, 2011 AT 2:57PM
Taylor Swift: "I Don't Feel Comfortable Taking My Clothes Off" Credit: Rick Diamond/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM

Not everyone's getting naked!

Unlike a lot of her contemporaries, 21-year-old Taylor Swift isn't willing to strip down to sell more records. "I like wearing pretty dresses and I like trying out new styles, but I don't feel comfortable taking my clothes off," she tells London's The Telegraph.

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"I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life, so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo shoots," she says. Do people ever try to talk her into dressing more provocatively? "Not anymore, no."

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Swift first visited Nashville, Tennessee's Music Row when she was 11 years old. She'd watched a documentary about fellow country star Faith Hill that mentioned how the 43-year-old had been discovered there, "so of course I got it in my head that there was this magical land called Nashville where dreams come true and that's where I need to go!"

"I began absolutely non-stop tormenting my parents, begging them on a daily basis to move there," she says. Now Swift's apartment is two blocks from Music Row. "It's so crazy to think that now things are a lot different."

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The poised and well-mannered star admits she "over-thinks and overanalyzes everything" and attributes her need to be in command of herself as her reason for not drinking: "I worry I might come off in a way that I can't control." She also tries never to raise her voice. "If you're yelling, you're the one who's lost control of the conversation."

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