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Taylor Swift, Before and After

The beauty evolution of the pop singer and ‘Miss Americana’ star.
Taylor Swift before and after

Ever since she burst onto the country music scene as a teenager more than a decade ago, Taylor Swift has cultivated her image as the quirky, innocent “girl next door.”

And it paid off. Now 31 years old, she is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, one of the most-followed people on social media, and the youngest-ever person on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women.

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As such, “there’s an ever-widening gap between the Taylor Swift who sings about finding her one true love and being weird in middle school and the Taylor Swift who is slowly being revealed by her actions,” argues Amy Zimmerman in The Daily Beast.[1] She goes on to describe her as “a singularly controlling, fame-obsessed artist, mercenary and tough as nails” who has “prioritized her career above all.” 

It’s a fascinating take on Taylor’s pursuit of fame—and if you’ve noticed her changing looks over the years, you might be wondering if cosmetic enhancements played a role, too. (Spoiler: It certainly appears that way!)

Let’s see what she might have done by examining her beauty evolution from 2006 until now.

From 2006-2009: Teenage Taylor

Taylor Swift ACM Awards 2006
Taylor Swift Sounds of the Season The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection album signing 2007
Taylor Swift Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2008
Taylor Swift Hannah Montana The Movie world premiere 2009

From 2010-2012: America’s Sweetheart

Taylor Swift CMT Music Awards 2010
Taylor Swift Billboard Women in Music 2011
Taylor Swift CMA Awards 2012

From 2013-2016: From Country to Pop Star

Taylor Swift American Music Awards 2013
Taylor Swift Teen Choice Awards 2014
Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards 2015
Taylor Swift Grammys 2016
Taylor Swift BMI Pop Awards 2016

From 2018-2021: Taylor Returns... With a New Look

Taylor Swift American Music Awards 2018
Taylor Swift Billboard Women in Music 2019

Taylor Swift Before and After

Taylor Swift before and after

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