OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Reveals 10 Secrets

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

No, these are not her deepest and darkest does-she-love-him-or-not secrets. They are just your average, run-of-the-mill secrets for staying drop-dead gorgeous all the time. And I won’t give them all away. (For that, you will have to buy the October issue of Glamour magazine.) But I will say this: The way she includes “listen to your mom” in her beauty regimen is pretty adorable. Besides mom, Taylor Swift also seems to have a fondness for layers of red lipstick, the scent of vanilla, night cream day and night and side braids on bad hair days. And the magazine says that her three-quarter-inch spiral curling iron is her BFF. (The irony of that is that a few pages back, they have “spiral perm” at the top of their “10 Trends We Hope Never Come Back” list. So maybe it’s a Glamour Do to have spiral curls like Swift’s, but a Glamour Don’t if they come from a box.) Oh, and one more thing. It also sounds like she’s obsessed with birdcages and baking blogs.

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