Taylor Swift sparkles on the April cover of ELLE magazine, as well as inside its pages. The country superstar talks to the magazine about her whirlwind rise to stardom, her fears and her celebrity crushes. Read highlights from Taylor's ELLE interview after the jump.

On who she thinks is hot: "Um, well...Taylor Lautner."

On sourcing material from her romantic relationships: "I like to categorize the various levels of heartbreak. I've only had that happen once. A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums."

On whether she's really "fearless": "I overthink everything. I overanalyze everything."

On media scrutiny: "I've had countless opportunities to do some really bad things. And then people start combing through everything I do trying to find the next mistake and misperception, which leads to more scrutiny. Like, if I go to a bar, even if I'm not drinking, who's to say that a source isn't going to say that I was doing something I shouldn't have been doing? So it's not only about your own moral compass, but the moral compasses of other people that you don't know."

On yearning to visit Nashville as a child: "I just got it into my head that there was this magical place that I needed to go to because that was where dreams come true."

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