Taylor Momsen Prefers Older Guys

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Taylor Momsen, Sweet 16? Not exactly.

Teenagers around the country tune in to Gossip Girl to see Taylor play Jenny Humphrey – a high school rebel with the obligatory, requisite teen angst.

But Momsen says she's hardly a typical 16-year-old in real life.

"I live a very adult life," the high school graduate (she got her diploma two years early!) tells Teen Vogue in its new September issue.

"What am I going to do, hang out with high school kids? I just can't relate to what they talk about – it all seems so petty to me."

That includes high school boys. Taylor Momsen, who claims to have been in "lots of relationships," says she could never date a guy who's also 16.

"Boys are so much less mature than girls as it is," the Gossip Girl actress says.

"I would eat a boy my age alive."

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Instead, Momsen is eschewing the idea of a traditional college education, opting to take classes online, sing in her band, The Pretty Reckless, and act.

"I'm an artist; I'm not going to use trigonometry," she says. "For most people college is a place where you learn about yourself."

"I feel like I'm doing that already. I'm already independent."

But what about making new college friends?

"I have such trust complexes," Momsen admits. "I'm close to like, two people."

Still, all her insecurities fade away when she steps in front of a crowd to sing. Having spent her life in front of a camera, she's used to it, and doesn't mind if Gossip Girl fans don't "get" her rock star persona or her look.

"I'm pretty, but I'm not, like, a 'pretty girl,'" she says, adding that she modeled her new 'do on a Joan Jett photo. "I know people were a little, um, taken aback. But it wasn't me that changed – it was just that I decided to start being myself."

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What an idiot. Who even likes her, she's stuck up and dresses like a prostitute.


What a shame. She was such a cute kid in the Grinch. I have to admit she's pretty, and I guess she's talented, but something tells me in a couple of years she'd be wishing she went to college.


Oh yeah coz all mature people and adults ALWAYS make a point of their maturity -_-
I can understand why she is so conceited, I mean, who wouldn't be if you were in her position? it's mostly the fact that she keeps trying to say how mature she is when she obviously lacks in that department.


damn, she's awesome. She got her high school diploma two years early? i totally appreciate that. and the fact that she's so independent in real life just makes it a tad bit more awesome. i completely know where she's coming from, i'm 14 and i feel already taking college classes online. Cool.


Wow I thought she was cute before but after this interview she sounds like a stuck up, arrogant little b!tch. Don't care for her anymore.


Unfortunately for Taylor all this article does is show her age. Of course she is 16 and when she has a bit more life behind her she will realise how idiotic she sounds, bless her. It just all smacks a bit of try hard desperation. And for the record she says she would have nothing to say to a 16 year old. I would have nothing to say to a pretentious 17 year old who thinks they are older than their years. If you have to say you're mature then you really aren't!! Sad thing is she is going to wish away her teenage years which are the most fun, carefree years of your life. And then spend her 40's wishing she could have them back!! xx


Her responses remind me soooooo much of her Jenny and I hate her


i think she is not acting like an adult (but she claims she is) she is acting like an immature teenage ,self observed girl. and i think she is gonna be very succesful by gaining other peoples dislike :P
way to go teenage!! :D


I had no issue with Taylor Momsen before, but now after reading this I HATE her. She's way too full of herself, and she should start trying to act her age. All of the fame and everything is going to go to her head and she's going to end up just like the rest of the celebs out there who couldn't handle the fame.


I'm just gonna out right say this... "FUCK YOU TAYLOR!!!" First of all, saying that you're all "mature" doesn't count when you go around slamming the entire demographic that you're supposed to be appealing to. Yes, it may be true that 16 year olds at school are immature and petty, I agree with you, but the way you say it is like saying EVERY SINGLE ONE is like that when clearly they are not. For someone whose supposed to be a "role model" you're sure as hell not acting like one. Second, You may have had to grow up early but what makes you think no one else has had to? Are you suddenly the only 16 year old in the world who has had to mature quickly and deal with hard stuff? No I don't think so. Third, In 5 years time do you think you'll still be wandering around with that ridiculous "look" you've got going on and preaching about liking older guys whilst looking like a cheap slut at the same time? I doubt it. Forth, You may live an "adult life" but do you pay tax and mortgage and rent and manage your own finances? Or do you sit around all day being an "artist" writing your craptastic songs and thinking about how hard your life is. Fifth, maybe the reason you've had "loads of boyfriends" is because your a stuck-up bitch who thinks she's above the world and all life's "petty" issues. I mean, poverty, human rights, recessions and crime etc, clearly don't mean that much to you as long as you continue getting your big pay check and touring with equally shitty role-models (Veronicas)whilst the rest of the world can suffer. You sicken me Taylor and the way you walk over people like GG, fans, PR etc and if I hated you before now, I absolutely detest you. PS, "Eat them up" LMFAO, you don't eat anything.


Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.