Taylor Swift may still be young, but at 27 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 breakthrough as a 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. As she approaches a new era in her career with her sixth album Reputation, let's look back at the "old Taylor Swift" before she sheds her skin and rises from the ashes.
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