Taylor Swift may still be young, but at 26 she's already spent quite a bit of time in the spotlight. In fact, we've been able to see the singer grow up right before our eyes — from her career breakthrough as an adorable 16-year-old country star to her current reinvention into a full-blown pop icon. We've watched as she dated other stars (like John Mayer and Harry Styles) and befriended, and sometimes unfriended, other young celebrities. Keep reading to see Taylor's amazing transformation and don't forget to check out her most inspiring quotes and the reason why, even as she moves to a more adult image, she's still a great role model for young girls.
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