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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    "I liked her character in S1, but to be honest, I never thought her as particularly pretty, if you took off her make up and put her in a crowd of girls her age, she just wouldn't stand out. " lets face it, if you took off leighton's make up and awesome styling, she is incredibly average. wouldn't pick her out. same thing goes for most actresses/actors.

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    what an arrogant b###h
    that's really all i have to say

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    I see nothing wrong with this interview. It's how she feels. And these comments saying she's stuck up I can't stop it its how you feel, but theres nothing we can do. So lets not write hate about her.

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    people like that annoy when they act totally up themselves like fine fair anoth that you like older boys but who doesn't??? but to call yourself pretty is acting up yourself

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    Why does she have to be so pretentious? The more I read about her, the more obnoxious she seems.

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    she's clearly corrupt with the demon spirits of angsty 90s grunge teens before her .. little bitch i just hate when people like to go off on how different and original they are when really there are a large mass angsty ungrateful teenage bitches just like her. anyone heard of generation x. like shut the fuck up filthy bitch and go bathe (like since when was being dirty and nasty cool). your not spectacular or original. we've already done the whole nineties, "fuck life", "i wanna go die and cut myself", "i'm better than everyone else because i roam streets looking like a hobo in plaid and fedoras.",thing. let's just summarize this whole rant .. she's not original like she and all the other hipsters roaming the streets downtown say. really, they're just annoying. like go listen to the kooks or the clash and talk about how awesome their lyrics are you unoriginal, pathetic, dirty bitch. btw ur like five bitch, relax urself and go make ur self vomit.

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    ungrateful, ugly, bitch ! clearly she was beaten up in school.

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    she's clearly corrupt with the demon spirits of angsty 90s grunge teens before her .. little bitch i just hate when people like to go off on how different and original they are when really there are a large mass angsty ungrateful teenage bitches just like her. anyone heard of generation x. like shut the fuck up filthy bitch and go bathe (like since when was being dirty and nasty cool). your not spectacular or original. we've already done the whole nineties, "fuck life", "i wanna go die and cut myself", "i'm better than everyone else because i roam streets looking like a hobo in plaid and fedoras.",thing. let's just summarize this whole rant .. she's not original like she and all the other hipsters roaming the streets downtown say. really, they're just annoying. like go listen to the kooks or the clash and talk about how awesome their lyrics are you unoriginal, pathetic, dirty bitch. btw ur like five bitch, relax urself and go make ur self vomit.

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    I don't blame her teenage boys are like 5 year olds, good on her.

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    "For most people college is a place where you learn about yourself." LMAO. That was a stupid comment to make. Really? That's what college is? So I'm spending my money on trying to figure things out. No, that's just a waste of time, not to mention money. Taylor honestly doesn't know very much. College is so much more than that. But she'll never understand because she's ignorant. She's stuck in this bubble.