Taylor Swift  twerked her way back into our hearts on Monday when she released the music video for her incredibly catchy new song, "Shake It Off."  However, while a lot of people are rediscovering their love for Taylor this week, the truth is that she has always been kinda awesome. Over the years, we've seen her mature from a cute country teen into one of the classiest and most down-to-earth pop stars on the planet. The secret to Taylor's success? Mixing fun with love for her fans and always staying true to herself. Keep reading for all the reasons we admire this musical powerhouse.
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She Takes Time to Visit Sick Young Fans
She Can Actually Play the Guitar
And she's really, really good.
She Makes Crafty Gifts
Like this needlepoint for her pal Ed Sheeran.
She's Dated Your Not-So-Secret Crushes
Don't forget about that Jake Gyllenhaal  fling!
She Had a Pizza Party With Her Fans in Her Apartment . . .
And Didn't Get Mad When They Broke One of Her VMAs
How awesome is that?
She Wore This Shirt With Pride
She Sang With Prince William and Jon Bon Jovi . . .
And Gave Wills a Double High-Five!
She Can Always Be Counted on to Dance at Award Shows
She's Best Friends With Lorde . . .
And Karlie Kloss
Even Lena Dunham Thinks She Is Awesome!
Of course she does!