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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    Someone has to say it-- For someone who doesn't seem to think she's like the rest of us, Taylor comes off lot like other 16-year-olds I know. You know, normal, high school attending types without entertainment backgrounds. Taylor stereotypes college and teenagers I think it's interesting that she has such a decisive opinions considering she didn't go to high school for a full 4 years and hasn't finished online college. For someone who considers herself"independent" at barely 16 years old, her opinions seem rather ill-informed.

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    lmao, haters to the left.
    taylor is an honest person- shes not going to tone her opinions down. i think she's just blunt.
    and uh yeah, high school is petty shit.

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    my stomach is fucking turning.
    she's so full of shit nd clearly she takes herself way to seriously.
    she's younger than me. she's like 12.
    she needs to relax nd look at herself in the mirror, looking like fucking courtney love, circa 94, mixed with a street prostitute nd, a crack whore.
    she sounds so stupid .
    like a child trying to play dress-up .. its just funny how intellectual she thinks she is and how she thinks she's better than everyone.. well you can kiss my ass cindy-lou who nd get off tv dumb bitch. - xoxo

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

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    my stomach is fucking turning .. she's so full of shit nd clearly she takes herself way to seriously .. she's younger than me ..she's like 12.. she needs to relax nd look at herself in the mirror. looking like fucking courtney love, circa 94, mixed with a street prostitute nd, a crack whore. she sounds so stupid .. like a child trying to play dress-up .. its just funny how intellectual she thinks she is and how she thinks she's better than everyone.. well you can kiss my ass cindy-lou who nd get off tv dumb slut. - xoxo

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    That sounds like one UNGRATEFUL BITCH!! Miss "I'm too cool to hang out with high schoolers"!? Who do you think you are?! You are 16 years old for God's sake. You play a part that's supposed to attract those high schoolers you can't stand to talk to! I really hope her career goes downhill just as this economy is going, because she doesn't deserves success if she doesn't appreciates the people that have given it to her. Also, she understands if GG fans don't get her cheap ass look!? Well, honey, let me tell you, we have seen Courtney Love. And being just 'pretty' is the only thing you are gonna have left if you continue with these absurd comments. You'll get old, no stupid band--or "career" at the age of 20--wrinkles will appear, and no one will stand your stupid behavior. If you are really an adult, then grow up and get over yourself!

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    Sorry, fail. Used [i] mistakenly instead of < i >.

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    Guys, guys, guys. Have you ever read [i]Teen Vogue[/i]? Or any other teen magazine that is not a tabloid, such as [i]CosmoGIRL![/i] or [i]Seventeen[/i]? I mean, props to you guys for taking words from a magazine with a grain of salt, but it'd be extremely out of character for [i]Teen Vogue[/i] to be purposely highlighting her in a negative way. I've only ever seen them attempt to put a dramatic spin on things in their monthly feature on a drug/alcohol/other dangerous trends. Not in their celebrity features, ever. [i]Seventeen[/i] and [i]CosmoGIRL![/i] are even worse... if anything, they're guilty of fudging interviews to make the interviewee sound like much more of a Cinderella story than they actually are. And [i]Teen Vogue[/i] kind of follows that lead, imo. Highly doubtful that [i]T.V.[/i] would be framing Taylor negatively [i]especially[/i] since she was their cover girl. Really, guys? Trying to make their cover girl look bad? They try to do the opposite.

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    i agree that Teen Vogue could have changed the artticle a little to make her sound concerited. i get the older guy thing because guys our age (im 16) are really immature so dating the older guy thing is natural. and people saying that she sounds conceited because she thought she was pretty, i commend her on saying that because girls our age are at a stage were their confidence is questioned because of being compared to everyone else. but thing that made me made was saying that high school people are petty...thats so sterotyped and i thought that was ignorant of her....i sitll like her though and love jenny as a character....NATE AND JENNY FOREVER

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    also as much as i hate the character vanessa i think JS is really nice and not a wannabe