TAYLOR SWIFT is permeating the media this week promoting her album"Red" . . . so why not test your Taylor trivia with the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Taylor Swift". A couple of them actually surprised me.
#1.) She's an award-winning poet.
In the fourth grade, Taylor's poem "Monster In My Closet" placed first in a national poetry contest. Here's the poem: "There's a monster in my closet and I don't know what to do / Have you ever seen him? / Has he ever pounced on you?"
#2.) Taylor's dad owns 3% of her record label.
He was an early investor in Big Machine Records.
#3.) Taylor's brother Austin is a student at Vanderbilt University.
He transferred from Notre Dame.
#4.) The DIXIE CHICKS were a major influence.
There are others . . . but she ranks the Chicks way up there.
#5.) She wrote a novel when she was 12.
It's 350 pages and it's DONE.
#6.) Taylor's grandmother on her mom's side was an opera singer.
Taylor's grandma Marjorie Finlay was an "accomplished opera singer".
#7.) Her first job involved tons of bugs.
She knocked praying mantis pods out of trees on her family's Christmas tree farm.
#8.) Taylor Swift was the first "Saturday Night Live" host to ever write their own monologue.
It was song she wrote called "My Monologue Song".
#9.) The thought of a real tattoo actually terrifies her.
#10.) She's sort of blind.
When she's not wearing glasses, she's wearing contact lenses.