Taylor Swift has been redefining squad goals with her growing group of models and A-list celebrities. She told Vogue Australia that she was never always as popular as she is in the moment of her life.
Taylor Swift is gracing the November 2015 issue of Vogue Australia in a variety of silk gowns. She’s also talking about her squad, yet again. Swift first showed off her famous squad in her “Bad Blood” video. She explained to the fashion magazine why her friends are so important to her.
“My friendship group is one of my favorite things about my life right now. Our friends really have each other’s back. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had anything strong like that in the friendship department.”
In case you’re wondering, this is how you get into Taylor Swift’s squad. If you’re lucky enough, you will receive a text or response from Ms. Swift herself.
“A lot of time I’ll reach out to people to tell them they’re great, and a friendship will come out of them. Ella and I – Lorde – we met on our own because her album came out and I sent her flowers and told her it was great and now she’s one of my best friends.”
Taylor also revealed to Vanity Fair Australia that her friendships often spawn from the respect and “admiration” she has for her fellow musicians and entertainers.
The “Wildest Dreams” singer even opened to GQ about her squad. She recalled the time when she was unpopular in school, and she invited a group of girls to go shopping with her at Victoria’s Secret. They made up reasons not to go, so Swift went shopping with her mom instead. Then both of them saw her not-so nice friends shopping at the same store, so they went to another mall.
“I honestly think my lack of female friendships in high school and middle school is why my female friendships are so important now, because I always wanted them. It was just hard for me to have friends.”
Now Swift’s squad includes the likes of Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Martha Hunt, and Selena Gomez.
Speaking of Gomez, it looks like Taylor Swift’s squad goals are inspiring the “Good For You” singer. She may be part of Swift’s squad, but it looks like Gomez may be starting her own squad with Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. It also started when Grande tweeted that she loved both Lovato’s Confident album and Gomez’s Revival release.
Selena responded with the tweet, “AMEN” with three different color heart emojis. It’s nice to see women like these supporting each other and their music. See their cute interaction with each other in the tweets below.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) October 17, 2015
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 17, 2015
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 17, 2015
She even sang about her female friends on the track “Me & My Girls” off her second solo album. Gomez may not have a famous squad, but it’s clear that she’s all about her female friendships these days.
It’s also been reported that Taylor Swift’s squad has helped ease Gomez out of her shell. The quiet singer and actress told Billboard that she’s now able to open up to people and trust them, which is a big deal.
“Taylor makes me feel empowered, like I can trust new people. All of those girls are so dope. We ran around taking pictures, changing dresses, dancing – super-cliché girly stuff. The way she cares about women is so adamant. It’s pulling me out of my shell.”
Taylor Swift may have a lot of friends, but that doesn’t mean she wants to party all of the time. She also told GQ that the last thing she wants to do after her shows is socialize. Swift revealed that she prefers to head back to her home or hotel with her cats and watch a Friends marathon. Thankfully, Swift’s squad and dedicated fan base doesn’t make her alone in this world, like some celebs do.
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