Taylor Swift Won’t ‘Burn Down the House I Built by Hand’
Taylor Swift literally sparkles on the June cover of Elle , and inside, she's just as fierce. The "Blank Space" singer reiterates that she's okay with being herself, and why she won't sacrifice her career to be something she isn't.
Swift claims she has no regrets from her teenage years. She says she realizes that all of her decisions about music, the fashion faux pas ... they made her who she is today. And you may have noticed that she never went through that "trainwreck" stage that many of her fellow young celebrities went through.
“I feel no need to burn down the house I built by hand,” Swift tells Elle. “I can make additions to it. I can redecorate. But I built this. And so I’m not going to sit there and say, ‘Oh, I wish I hadn’t had corkscrew-curly hair and worn cowboy boots and sundresses to awards shows when I was 17; I wish I hadn’t gone through that fairy-tale phase where I just wanted to wear princess dresses to awards shows every single time,’" she declares. "Because I made those choices. I did that.”
Now 25, Swift is still true to the house she built from the ground up, even though she's made a departure from country to pop with her new album, 1989.
“So with 1989, I feel like we gave the entire metaphorical house I built a complete renovation and it made me love the house even more — but still keeping the foundation of what I’ve always been."
Swift is on her worldwide 1989 tour now. See dates here.
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