Taylor Swift goes to the gym to get smoothies, primp & then pose for the paps


Here are some photos of Taylor Swift over the past few days in NYC. She loves getting pap’d, doesn’t she? The photos of Swifty in the pink crop top and matching skirt are from Wednesday, when she was just out and about. The photos where she’s wearing black leggings and a pale blue shirt are from Tuesday. Those pics are of Swifty exiting her gym.

For those of us who have been paying attention to Swifty’s Sex and the City-lite fantasy playing out in real time, there are some questions as to exactly what she does at the gym. She always leaves the gym looking like this – perfect, non-sweaty hair, perfectly applied makeup, heels and a cute outfit. It’s possible that she has a workout and then showers at the gym and steps out in her little perfect look. But the paparazzi have started to note that Swifty basically goes into her gym, hangs out for twenty minutes while the paps assemble, then she struts out like the sidewalk is a catwalk. And now Star Magazine is basically saying the same thing:

Taylor Swift is only pretending to go to the gym in order to be cool.

“She’ll get a smoothie, stretch a little, then primp in the locker room for 45 minutes because photographers are outside waiting to take her picture,” says a fellow gym-goer. “Taylor thinks that it makes her look cool to be a chick who works out — but she’s naturally thin, so she never does.”

[From Star via Jezebel]

Does anyone have a hard time believing this? I believe it. Now, if you told me that Taylor doesn’t want to be photographed looking like a sweaty mess, I might have some sympathy for that (mostly because I look like ten kinds of hell after a workout and I wouldn’t want to be photographed either). But it seems like this is all part of the weird little fantasy life that Taylor plays out in real life. She wants to be seen as a cool New York girl who works out and hangs out with her girlfriends at the gym. But really she’s just… weird. And her paparazzi-posing is taking on a whiff of Kardashian.

Also: three people were arrested at Swifty’s Rhode Island mansion for throwing beer bottles at the house and then screaming obscenities at the police. Classy!



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t really understand her, but after reading about Lohan and Selena, Taylor seems utterly harmless. If she wants to spend her summer doing sidewalk fashion shows, whatever.

    • Gia says:

      Yup. Pretty much.

    • Ag says:

      i agree. i don’t get her, and her style is very girl-ish (as in way younger than she is), but she seems neutral.

    • mayamae says:

      I agree. I think she’s pretty innocuous. She doesn’t go around proclaiming her virginity to the world like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. She does tend to be overly girly and maybe a little immature, but I think she’s cognizant of her fan base and knows how to appeal to them.

    • Serenity says:

      I for one, am starting to think she’s awesome. Her music is okay in my books and I like that she doesn’t dress indecently.

      But as why I’ve suddenly started thinking she’s awesome – just read yesterday that for the past few months Taylor has been leaving all sorts of messages on her fan’s pics and instagram. I read some of them, most are light hearted, sweet or funny msgs and some are just down inspirational. They seem to come from a really kind heart. My respect for Taylor just soared! There are others who put their fans down (umhmmm, looking at you Rihanna) and then here’s Swifty, telling her fans personally that they are beautiful and lovely and mean so much to her.

      So far as I’m concerned, she can sing all day long about all her exes and fake gym/pap walk till the cows come home and she’ll still get a pass from me. Bravo Taylor, bravo!

  2. SpookySpooks says:

    She looks amazing in both outfits, especially in the first one. I want that shirt. She is really pretty, isn’t she?
    And who cares what she does in the gym. Maybe she just visits a friend. I doubt she calls the paps, they just follow her.

    • Erinn says:

      I want that first outfit sooo bad. I think I’d ditch the hairband, though.

      • Aura says:

        Both outfits would be super cute with flat shoes, the heels just scream TRY. She’s really pretty though, and her legs are amazing.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      She looks great in that pink outfit. I could never pull that off. I don’t like the shoes though.

      • Allie says:

        There’s something about the pink outfit that is off, I just can’t put my finger on it. I think its the shoes.

        I like the legging outfit but I HATE the headband.

    • Kcarp says:

      Paps follow her when she has a new bf. paps do not wait outside of gym for her unless they are called and can make a quick buck. Where is the value of a generic Taylor swift photo?

      I can’t believe people still believe paps just happen to be there. They don’t just catch Jennifer Garner with her kids, they don’t just happen to see Jennifer Aniston with a Smart Water, or Leann At soccer games.

      I think the paps just happened to bust the Mini Cooper episode other than that most are planned.

      • Lollipop says:

        I think paps follow her. She’s such a huge star, she doesn’t need pap pictures the way Garner needs them,

      • Juliette says:

        In LA, I think a LOT of celebs call the paps. However, Manhattan is only 8 square miles, and all the celebrities live south of 72nd street (if I count the Alec Baldwins, and Tina Feys that live on the UES or UWS). The majority of the really trendy celebrities live downtown, where there is even less space. It’s not hard to find them, or just happen upon them as you go about your day. I do all the time.

        These days the NYC paparazzi are on bikes and they know where everyone lives, where they go to the gym, their general schedule and they bike around taking pictures. I live near Sarah Jessica Parker and I have seen this in action. She’ll just be walking down the street with her kids, and all of a sudden, three guys on bikes show up and start snapping pictures. She just ignored them, kept walking, and eventually they bike off to find some other celebrity.

        I don’t think Taylor calls them, but I think she revels in their attention more than some other celebrities do.

      • FLORC says:

        I do agree with you about the celebs in a small area and high concentration.
        And even though it’s very easy for them to find celebs there’s always a higher concentration around Swifty. I think she enjoys the attention and has a 2nd party drop hints on her schedule to make sure there’s a crowd.

        She was sure to do this in CT while dating Conner Kennedy.

  3. Alice.H says:

    I’m not sure, she’s looking pretty toned these days. Either way I don’t care, I’m loving her style and enjoy the daily catwalk.

  4. NewWester says:

    At least Taylor smiles, unlike some celebrities that call the paps and then pretend to be all angry when the paps show up

  5. Abbott says:

    This is an old story. I do have a bit of a hard time believing that with a body like that, she’s not working out at all. Maybe she’s doing Zumba or the InSanity Workout at home? Does anyone else Soul Cycle in their brunch best?

    Her pap strolls definitely have the Miranda Kerr-vibe to them. You’d think she’d be a little more self-aware.

    • Hanna says:

      Bingo. Miranda Kerr… exactly!

      • janie says:

        I think Orlando Bloom just got a place in her building? Wonder if she’ll vamp it up a bit? I mentioned before about her pap walk everyday and was attacked, glad it’s not just me. She must have nothing to do.

    • Godwina says:

      That body is definitely possible in one’s early 20s, no maintenance at all. I had one. If she were in her 30s I might be doubtful, but at her age… Magic, for some people. Take solace in the fact she’ll have to get off the couch next decade or the decade after that–everyone’s time eventually comes.

      I want those wine-dark pumps.

      • Kate2 says:

        I want those pumps too. Don’t like the pink outfit (too young for me but nice for her I guess, just has never been my style) but I love the leggings/blue shirt/wine pumps. Love love love.

    • INeedANap says:

      She’s naturally skinny. If you look at her body, she’s not toned at all. I’ll buy stretching and walks, but that’s it.

    • T.C. says:

      That looks like her natural body. There is no muscle tone just the same tall slim body she has had since she was a child. All she has to do to maintain that body in her 20’s is watch what she eats a little and maybe do some walking. She’s not doing a lot of working out. Her stage performances are all singing not dance heavy. I believe this story. Unlike Blake Lively who claims to get all types of junk food without working out but looks like she does work out.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Hmm. I think she’s maybe bored and lonely in NY? As people said above, this is harmless and at least she smiles instead of pretending she doesn’t like the paps, but I think it’s a little sad.

  7. Esti says:

    I don’t doubt this story, but there’s no way she’s “just naturally thin” and doesn’t work out. I’m guessing she has a trainer who comes to her place, or maybe she just dances a LOT. Either way, she’s working out for real quietly, and then making her glamour runs to the gym.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      Nah she’s like 23. Lots of girls her age have bodies like that. In 5 years it’ll all go to hell.

      • FLORC says:

        And she has minimal muscle tone. On stage and the occasional paddleboarding on vacation is likely her whole work out routine.
        Also, everytime she’s out or seen eating it’s a light salad and lots of cinnamon/lavendar lemonade. Boosts insulin and suppresses appetite.

        If she was resistance training or cardio she would quickly show amazing muscle tone. Especially with her very thin natural frame.

        Ah youth.

  8. Hanna says:

    Could she be getting paid by fashion companies? Nah, right? She must just be a really thirsty attention-monger. Her life (in pics) tires me out.

  9. Kiddo says:

    I wonder how much those dishes go for.

  10. Celeste says:

    I think that Enty Lawyer had a blind item about this very issue?

  11. eliza says:

    Compared to other celebs her age and out acting fools, this girl seems pleasant and happy. I don’t really care if she calls the paps or not or if she just has a smoothie at a gym. I have seen literally dozens of women doing the same thing (minus the paps) at the gym. Just there to look good and chat.

  12. FLORC says:

    No one really cares. They throw on all black of clothes that look tossed together and go. They’re too busy being in NY to care.

    And on a personal note I can’t stand those girls in the locker room that cloud the place up with hair spray, perfume, body shimmer. Then they blast the hair dryer to heat it all up. I walked out of there once covered in glitter!
    She’s the gym goer that tries too hard.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Totally! After the gym, I just dry the sweat out of my hair (gross I know), change t-shirts (only if it’s summer and I’m sweating a lot) and then run out to the train and go home. I look like crap but I don’t have the time to shower, dry my hair, change, put make-up on, etc. Plus, to be honest, I truly don’t care about what my fellow train passengers think of me. As long as I don’t smell and I’m not sweating on them, I think they truly couldn’t GAF either.

      @FLORC-We have signs all over our locker room (I go to a fancy all-girls gym) that tell people to be careful of others’ chemical-sensitivity.
      If I spray my dry shampoo I go in the stall so as not to affect others.

      Also, I cannot STAND women that go to the gym to stretch for 45 minutes and read a magazine. My gym dues cost an arm and a leg-why in hell would ANYONE pay that much to join a gym to do something they could do on a $10 mat in their house? I also cannot stand it when people go to classes and only do 25% of the exercises because they’re too busy on their phone or fixing their hair. I probably sound like a total bitch, but I feel like the hardest part for most people is just GETTING to the gym. Once you’re there, you really should make the most of your time.

      Sorry guys…that was bitchy but I get heated about gym-related things..lol

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I’m with Kitten. Although I no longer go to an actual gym, there is now a track right across the street from my house – how cool is that? I walk that track almost every day and when I say walk, I mean I’m walking as fast I can w/out actually running. As of lately, since the weather got nice (Michigan), there’s people on the track just casually strolling, holding hands with their SO and walking so slow, if they went any slower, they’d be going backward. Why? If they just want a Sunday stroll, for Pete’s sake just walk around the block. Why take up the track and never get over when the die-hard walkers and runners are coming up behind them? It is a track people! A track is meant for exercise, not a casual walk. And then of course, there’s the ones who come to walk the track conveniently only when there’s soccer practice going on to be seen by the fathers or only actually walk fast or run when a car goes by…ha! It sounds funny, but they mess up the pace of the ones who are really there to sweat and burn.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      After I work out, I need to cool down for about an hour before I can do my hair or put on makeup because it just sweats right back to gross. So I just go home, fortunately for others in my car, and shower there. She doesn’t look like she’s been sweating at all.

    • FLORC says:

      Many feel the same. Myself included. I go to a guys and girls gym and it’s pretty fancy, but close to where I live with an indoor pool so it’s worth it.

      We have locker room signs too, but they’re rarely followed. And I don’t blame you for those kinda gross habits. I do the same. In fact it sounds like we have the same gym habits.

      This applies to track and lap lanes in the pool. If you’re there to walk and hold hands stick the the inside and move over when runners pass. I always say “on your left/right” so they know, but they rarely move over. And lap lanes usually have a few kids or elderly wading or splashing. This is fine to a point. Condence in the lanes. I share for laps, but it sucks when someone will just float or constantly wade in the pool while at the edge on their smart phones texting selfies.

      And I just came back from the gym so most of this just happened.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      @JenniferJustice I HATE that. No holding hands on the track. Walk with a purpose. I’m runnin’ here!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      As a fellow naturally curly girl, I can say that there is NO WAY that in 45 minutes Taylor could work out AND get her hair looking like that again. She is wearing a two-step process: blow dry straight and then curl.

      Its kind of sad how she is always alone. Her “Sex in the City” life is missing friends, it seems.

  13. annaloo. says:


    Also, it’s getting too hot around here for that crap. My makeup sweats and slides off before I reach the subway.

    What a try-hard wannabe poseur, but hey, it takes all sorts to make this city.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I used to live in NY in my twenties, and I remember riding the subway to work with my dress sticking to my back from sweating. So gross. I loved it otherwise, but that was not the fun part.

  14. Ag says:

    seriously. she looks like the people from south jersey going “to the city” for the day.

  15. Missy says:

    The fashionista girls I see in New York (in magazines and blogs) look effortless. Taylor ends up trying too hard to look chic.

  16. Tippy says:

    I don’t understand how anyone could object to having Taylor Swift as their neighbor.

  17. megs283 says:

    Sounds like a perfect trip to the gym to me! Swifty, if you’re looking for a “workout” buddy, I’m your girl. 🙂

  18. danielle says:

    She’s a beautiful girl and has been wearing some great outfits, but if this story is true…that’s super odd.

  19. fancyamazon says:

    I think she works out, just not at the gym.

  20. jlm says:

    Dailymail has the cutest pictures of her new kitten today.

  21. Terri1 says:

    There are actually paparazzi pics of Taylor working out. Someone recently photographed Taylor through the window of the gym she goes to, and you can clearly see her working out. The pics are a little skeevy because they mainly focus on Taylor bending over in her tight little workout shorts, but she clearly looks like she’s working out, complete with a trainer right next to her. There have also been pics like this of Taylor running on a treadmill. She may not do a full intense routine every day, but she doesn’t just sit there either.

  22. I Choose Me says:

    What I wanna know is who the guy is in the olive green shirt and shades. Her bodyguard? A family member? From what I can see of his face, he’s pretty cute.

  23. kri says:

    Ummm. She is getting downright strange with this stuff. Has she always been this bad? It’s so weird. And she is wearing the same nude shoes Jessica Simpson had on the other day, I swear. The nude stripper heels, and they look just as cheap. She is very Flowers In The Attic to me or something. Wonder if all of this goes back to that model who dissed her during VS runway show?

    • FLORC says:

      She was this way before the VS show. And that comment wasn’t that bad of an insult. It does illustrate how unhealthy you have to be to be a vs model though.

  24. Gabrielle says:

    I LOVE her style. I’m a New Yorker btw and while I agree most people don’t look this put together, most people also don’t have her budget and lifestyle period.

  25. Hannah says:

    Does she ever take a gym bag with her?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      That’s what I always wonder, too! But maybe there is a locker that she has people stock for her?

  26. Mrs. Darcy says:

    This is weird. Maybe she just lifts weights because she doesn’t want to burn off to many calories as she’s skinny? You don’t really get that sweaty lifting weights. I cannot fathom having enough time to fake going to the gym, seems bizarre. I really don’t get how dressed up she is either, I am a total shlump to, from and during workouts.

  27. Mandy says:

    Isn’t this like the millionth picture of her walking out of her apartment?

  28. Dani says:

    Seriously. Way too hot for all that glamming. By the time I reach the office I wish I stayed home.

  29. TrendWay says:

    I saw some pictures the other week where she was “gardening” while completely posing for the cameras & I was embarrassed for her.. She’s just so immature, no wonder she has to date younger boys.

  30. kcarp says:

    As a bag person, I don’t hate her for fake pap shots, I hate her for having all the money in the world and carrying the horrible bags she carries. They all look like they have Werther Originals wrappers at the bottom.

    • whatsmyname? says:

      lmao yesssssssss she always has the worst bags that don’t even go with her outfits.

  31. FingerBinger says:

    I think Taylor is cute,but pretending to go to the gym is a just wacky. At least she’s hanging out by herself and not chasing after some Kennedy spawn or bearding for some actor.

  32. kimber says:

    Hahahaha she’s always done stuff like this bc she’s a crazy person! I love how obvious she is in her insane brain. Best fake “star sightings” EVER!

    • eliza says:

      She’s crazy????? Lol. Ok. I think she is pretty far from being considered crazy but I suppose we all have a different perception of what crazy means and who in the world of celebrity is really crazy.

  33. nk868 says:

    wasn’t there a picture recently on CB taken from outside and you could see through a window swifty doing leg presses or some machine at the gym?

  34. Anna says:

    There are paparazzi pictures of Taylor working out in the gym on lots of different days on newscom. They’re taken through the window and are very invasive/ unflattering. This is a non-story.

    • Moffa says:

      There isn’t “lots” of pictures of her working out, especially when you ratio in how many there are of her being papped arriving and leaving the gym looking flawless. No shade, but sometimes it’s okay to call a spade a spade. She likes the attention and showing off her fashion, and this is her way of parading it around NYC. Harmless, yes. But it’s not like it’s insulting her character when people suggest that she doesn’t actually work out and instead uses the gym as her platform to get her picture snapped in full make up and wardrobe.

  35. OhDear says:

    How come she’s getting papped this much? If she’s calling them, why? It’s not as if she’s a Z-list wanna-be starlet whose career is based on it.

  36. Tammy says:

    I work very close to Taylor’s building in Tribeca. She doesn’t actually stroll around the streets, like it appears in the pap photos.She always has 2 or 3 bodyguards with her. She has them move away when paps are near, so it seems she’s walking alone. Then she gets straight into a big SUV. There are a lot of really big stars that live in the neighborhood, who aren’t always being papped because they don’t court it.

  37. Katrina says:

    Does anyone know where that pink outfit is from? So good.

  38. DrFunkenstein says:

    Oh, she tries too hard. It’s not enough for her to be a great singer/songwriter. She wants to be the “hot chick”, but she doesn’t have the chops for that. She’s still stuck in Junior High School mentally. I think it’s sad.

  39. Cupcake says:

    It’s harmless! She loves it, we are here talking about it now! Swifty fluff is extra fluffy!

  40. Wow, she looks real cute here.