Taylor Swift

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift (VIDEO)

Typically we’d chalk Taylor Swift up as being one of the most transparent stars in Hollywood. After all, girlfriend’s got a reputation for drawing on her personal life for professional inspiration, and making bank as a result. But even Swifty’s got a few secrets.

Our pals at ClevverTV dug into Taylor’s closet and brought out a couple skeletons (well-dressed ones, of course). In fact, they found 13 things we never knew about TayTay.

First, her rise to fame has a lot in common with Justin Bieber’s. While Usher wasn't waiting in the wings like he was for the Canadian crooner, both stars first drew attention for adorable YouTube posts. See Taylor's from 2002 in the video above!

Despite her obvious talent, singing wasn't actually Taylor's first dream. She first wanted to go all Seabiscuit and become a jockey. Seeing how grown up and lanky she is now, we could actually see that happening!

Watch the video above to hear what other surprising details the "Trouble" singer has in her past including her history with praying mantises, her novel aspirations as a preteen, and her brief turn as a magician’s assistant. Extra bonus: a treasure trove of adorable childhood videos that show Taylor before she was famous!

05.5.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Elisabeth Kramer
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