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Taylor Swift, ‘Live! With Kelly’: Show Highlights

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Taylor Swift spent time on the New York City set of ‘Live! With Kelly‘ to discuss her massive awards collection, her international appeal and how she really feels about being a role model. Here are some highlights from the show:

On her dozens of awards, including four Grammys: “When people bring that up, they’re like, ‘Have you ever counted them? What’s your whole award protocol?’ It makes me think maybe I should count them. And then I’m like, ‘No. I don’t want to be that girl that goes, ‘OK, how many of you guys are there?’ And then I’d start naming them.”

On her three nominations at the upcoming ACM Awards: “I don’t know who’s going to win any awards. Nobody knows who’s going to win until they say somebody’s name. That’s why, when I’ve won awards in the past, I get up there and [fakes sobs] and it doesn’t make any sense and I black out. Then afterwards, I’m like, ‘What did I say? Was it English?’”

On being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year: “It was so amazing, just getting the news, getting that phone call. For me, everything is so exciting, and that especially. I was jumping up and down on the phone.”

On her international travels with her Speak Now world tour: “We’ve been so many different places. It was one of the highlights of my life getting to play the O2 arena in London. But then, going to Singapore and Hong Kong … Norway, Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, all these places I never thought I’d get to go. And Italy, they’re awesome in Italy. In Spain, we were performing, and all these guys are openly weeping … It was so adorable. They’re so passionate. They love music so much.”

On conversing with her fans in other countries: “I would say different things in either Spanish or German or French or Japanese or Chinese, and I would retain [about] five different phrases throughout the night so I could keep it going for anyone who didn’t speak English who was there, which was like 95 percent of the people.”

On creating her new fragrance, Wonderstruck: “It was so much fun. I’ve wanted to make a fragrance since I was 13 years old. It’s sort of like songs, in that it helps create people’s memories. If you are walking through a store and you hear a song that you heard for the first time when you were in love with someone five years ago, it will take you back there the same way as if you were walking down a street in New York and you smell their cologne. It has to do with people’s memories, and I love having to do with people’s memories. It’s a wonderful thing to do. We worked on the fragrance for a year.”

On being considered a role model for young girls: “I’m not uncomfortable with it. You have to be conscious of that. If you’re choosing to put out music and be out there in the public, you have to be conscious of the fact that you are a part of the raising of the next generation and you do have an impact on that. So, choose your outfits and your words and your actions carefully. I think it matters. I think it really does. You can pretend it doesn’t, but it does.”

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