OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift: “Gold Really Suits Her”

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Leave it to two little English girls in tutus to be Taylor Swift’s best style advisors. “I bet you any money that Taylor Swift, when she comes up, she’ll be wearing gold. Because gold really suits her.” That was the wise opinion of Sophia Grace Brownlee, from Essex, England, when she was working the Grammys red carpet for The Ellen DeGeneres Show . And when Swift did make it over to talk to Brownlee and her cousin Rosie, the girls congratulated her on the Grammys she’d already won. Swift told them, “Those trophies are about the size of you guys.” In addition to Swift, the girls were able to get some time with Fergie, Katy Perry, Flo Ride, Rihanna and Maroon 5. And when Lady Antebellum came over to say hello to the girls, who first earned fame in America with their cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” Hillary Scott asked them who their favorite celebrity had been so far. “You,” they said. Then they all started blowing bubbles, and the girls screamed, “We’re having a bubble party with Lady Antebellum!” The girls also enjoyed sandwiches, juice boxes and cotton candy when they got hungry on the red carpet. Think they’d mind if I packed snacks like that for the ACM Awards red carpet?

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