OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift’s Stylish Fans Hit Repeat

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Did you think you were seeing triple on the Rachael Ray Show on Monday (Jan. 3)? Me, too. But there were not really three Taylor Swifts, but one Taylor Swift and two teenagers made over to look almost exactly like her. Carly and Melissa thought they were just on the show with the experts from that show, Look-A-Like. And those experts said the great thing about Swift was that she’s a “girl next door with a huge injection of style and glamour.” So to recreate that glam, both girls were dolled up in red-carpet-ready dresses. They gave Carly the flat-ironed-hair-with-bangs look, while Melissa got the wavy-side-ponytail style. When Ray asked the girls, “What do you think Taylor herself would say?” Carly started talking about how Swift would approve. That was right when Swift surprised the girls by walking out onstage, hugging them and telling them, “You’re so gorgeous.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.