OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift’s Different Version of Herself

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

Taylor Swift has posted a video from behind the scenes at her shoot for a Cover Girl commercial . So we should all be focused on the makeup, right? Well, how on earth are you supposed to watch this video and see past Swift’s hair? Her very brown hair, I should say. After so many years of seeing her as a blond, this is kind of a shock. But in a gorgeous way that only someone like Swift can pull off. She even says on camera, “I think in life we all have a bunch of different versions of ourselves.” So this brown-haired version of Swift is who she is here, while she tries on looks to reveal the glam version, the country, boho version and the rocker, rebel version of herselves. (She even admits she would describe herself as a rebel “in some ways but not in others.”) At the end, she says, “So lose the mask, and see yourself, be yourself.” Which version of yourself, she doesn’t say.