By Hayden Wright
Taylor Swift first graced the cover of Vogue in 2012, and her career has reached astonishing new heights in the last four years. In her new sit-down with the magazine, the superstar focused on short-term goals rather than what’s next after 1989.
Those goals include perfecting her cocktail game, learning to change a tire, and shaking off the incessant speculation about her personal life.
Here are five nuggets of wisdom from her May 2016 cover interview:
Her relationship with Calvin Harris is “magical”: “I’m just taking things as they come. I’m in a magical relationship right now. And of course I want it to be ours, and low-key . . . this is the one thing that’s been mine about my personal life.”
She taught herself how to do a split: “I do things like this: I got it in my head that I couldn’t do a split, and I was really upset about it. And so I stretched every single day for a year until I could do a split. Somehow I feel better knowing that I can.”
But can she change a tire? “No. I should probably know how to do that.”
There’s an easy solution to beating the gossip mill: “If they say you are pregnant, all you have to do is continue to not be pregnant and not have a baby. If the rumor is that you have fake friendships, all you have to do is continue to be there for each other.”
She’s been a big disappointment: “[My mom] really wanted me to be a horseback rider, and I did it competitively until I worked up the nerve at age twelve to tell her I didn’t really love it like she loved it. I just wanted to make music and do theater. So I’ve been a big disappointment.”
Check out the cover of Vogue‘s May issue featuring Swift: