OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Defends Her “Shock” Face

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Taylor Swift has tried being blasé, but it just doesn’t work. So when you see her make that “What? I won?!” face when she walks on yet another stage to accept yet another award, just know it’s very genuine. In this week’s Nightline interview on ABC , Swift admitted she knows people (Blake Shelton and Kristen Wiig come to mind) make fun of her for it. “I don’t know. It’s like, if you win an award, isn’t that crazy? Like, isn’t that crazy? How do you sit there and be like, ’Oh. … Another Grammy? I guess I’m gonna get that now,'” she says in a mock uncharacteristic and unimpressed voice. “It’s just hard when you get excited about stuff.” Swift also took Nightline to the old Nashville train station where her Glamour cover was being shot and talked about how she no longer insists on controlling all the wardrobe issues. “Fighting the neon top? That’s not a hill I want to die on,” Swift said about learning to pick her battles.