Taylor Swift’s booty looks sort of different: implants, squats or butt pads?


Gear up, we’re going to be talking about Taylor Swift’s arse in this post. As I said on Monday, I could have posted 50 photos of Taylor at the iHeartRadio Awards and each photo would have made me laugh. Taylor was posing so hard on that red carpet, and she really wanted every photographer to get her (unfortunate) Saint Laurent jumpsuit from every angle. I even said that she seemed to be giving a lot of side views to the photogs, almost like she wanted them to get plenty of butt shots. So why is this in any way noteworthy? Because after careful examination of those photos, some believe Taylor has gotten butt implants.

Let’s be fair… butt implants are not the only option here. I think the most obvious option is “butt pads” hidden underneath the jumpsuit to make Taylor’s naturally flat booty look more like a bubble-butt. There’s also the possibility that Taylor has been doing some new workouts that add some muscle (or whatever) to her butt. Or, Option #3: Butt implants. One thing is for sure though: at the iHeartRadio event, her butt really did look different. You can see some side-by-side booty angles here and here.

Taylor’s always been slender, and her body reminds me a lot of the aspirational figure women wanted in the 1970s – tall, small-chested, lanky, leggy, not particularly curvy. If you remember, Diplo even made fun of Taylor’s “flat booty” on Twitter, back when Diplo was tight with Katy Perry. We also know/believe that Taylor got some modest breast implants several years ago, a theory which she’s never explicitly denied or admitted. So, we know she’s not entirely opposed to the idea of a surgical enhancement. So, what happened here? Surgery, butt pads or squats?



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  1. Zan says:

    Butt pads for sure

    • jamie says:

      I think squats and but pads. Her thighs look more muscular in a great way than they did a year ago when you look at the side by sides.

      • Naya says:

        Nope to the squats. That pancake booty was back in full force in pics taken this week.

      • HeyThere! says:

        Yes to this. It’s amazing what squats can do for the booty!!! I would know and no butt pads here. LOL She just posted bikini pics and she had this same tiny butt. She did t wear butt pads in her swim suit?!

      • Rux says:

        I think Jaime is correct. I had a flat a$$ until I started working out hard with weights. As soon as I did my butt “bubbled up” and I have seen it happen to other females/friends.

        In Taylor’s case, I think it might be a mixture of both squats and butt pads. I can’t see her making that much of a commitment by getting butt implants. I totally agree with LadyJane: She is too WASPy to get butt implants. That is some padding, just like she has in her bra.

      • Hudson Girl says:

        Ahhh, can we get some specifics on which exercises worked for you to get that bubble butt look? For many joggers the butt gets nice and tight but too small.
        Asking “for a friend.”

      • lem says:


        squats with decent to heavy weight (barbell, goblet, bulgarian split, etc.), glute bridges, kickbacks, deadlifts, leg press and step-ups. key is to do glute activation before workouts so they fire and quads don’t take over. also, on certain exercises (step-ups, leg press, etc) focus on pushing through heal so you trigger glutes/back of leg versus letting quads do all the work.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Step aerobics will give you the bubble butt you’re looking for.

      • Hudson Girl says:

        Thank you both so much! I definitely will try that “focus on the heel” technique as my quads do tend to bulk up. So interesting how you can make such a big difference just by slightly tweaking your focus during the moves. 👍

    • LadyJane says:

      She is too WASPy to get butt implants. That is some padding, just like she has in her bra.

    • Ladybird83 says:

      Who’s cares about her butt? Can we talk instead about how terrible her hair looks?

    • three toes sloth says:

      Doesn’t look like muscle at all to me, the shape is just odd. I’m gonna go for pads because I think I see some edges there!

    • Grant says:

      Another great exercise is the hip thrust. Get a barbell and lay it across your lower abdomen (perpendicular to your body) and lay across a bench. Press your hips outward, pushing up through your heels, and you’ll feel an amazing activation in your fanny! Great glute isolation exercise.

      • brincalhona says:

        Just read this comment in a Brit English way and then had to adjust to American English to alter the images of an amazingly activated fanny I had in my head.

    • Janetdr says:

      Butt pads or not, why is she trying to be a begins-with-K-but-shall-not-be-named? Doesn’t make sense.

    • SKF says:

      Butt pads!!! When she gave Ruby Rose that award her arse was pancake flat. Not enough time in between for squats to take effect or to have major surgery.

  2. Bom says:

    This looks ridiculous.

  3. Izzy says:

    We’ll have to wait and see her in another outfit to be sure, but I’m thinking butt pads. I want to say you can almost see the outline of the top of one of the pads in one of the pictures, but I can’t be sure.

  4. Lex says:

    I though she was padding but then someone reminded me of those pictures she posted with Calvin Harris on vacation. It wasn’t as extreme as the jumpsuit, but definitely more than her normal booty. So I’m going to say both. She received minor work, then added some padding for the show. I’m sorry, there’s no way thst within the past few months she squatted her way to that booty. Especially since the girl doesn’t eat anything either. She is becoming Barbie. Oatmeal Barbie.

  5. Meg says:

    Looks like butt pads.

  6. InvaderTak says:

    That outfit is even more try hard on the second go round. And yeah butt pads.

  7. Size Does Matter says:

    Thank goodness we never had to debate this over shoulder pads.

  8. Lucy says:

    Fat injection

  9. Granny butt pad undies. You can see the outline in some of the photos.

    • gyrlbye says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! My first thought yesterday was “why is she wearing granny panties with that jumpsuit?” But then she turned around you could see the ridge of the butt pads.

  10. Summer says:

    The only way to tell for sure is by seeing her bikini photos

  11. skipper says:

    I think it’s butt pads. I can’t imagine her getting butt implants. I see the definition of pads. It doesn’t look natural either way. Although, I think she would look nice with some curves that she could attain from squats.

  12. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    You can’t just squat your way to body parts that you don’t naturally have. All the butterflies with free weights in the world didn’t take me from a B to a DD. Life doesn’t work like that, sorry. She has zero muscle mass and has become skeletally thin these last few years. You don’t just magically sprout fat and muscle where you want it on an underweight frame. Maybe “Adam” wants her to look like someone else.

    • fran says:

      Well that’s not exactly true. Yes you can’t exercise yourself bigger boobs, but you can most definitely do enough squats to build up your butt.

      • Kitten says:

        Squats will tighten up your butt but they won’t give you “girth” back there.

        I have a naturally small (NOT flat) butt and squats have made it more shapely, but they didn’t make my butt any bigger.

      • SamiHami says:

        Squats will certainly build up the size of your butt. Just like lifting weights will build up your arm and shoulder muscles and make them larger.

      • Naya says:

        You are never going to have such dramatic changes without significant muscle gain on your upper thighs. Hell, the amount of protein she would have to consume to built a muscle that large on a formerly convex butt would show on the rest of her body. So why does she remain as skinny as ever except for that one region?

      • Kitten says:

        This kind of thinking goes hand-in-hand with women’s fear that they’ll “bulk up” from weight-training. Yeah, sure you’ll “bulk up” if you increase your protein and calorie intake while you’re weigh-training. But if you don’t increase your calorie intake and weight-train several times a week, you simply get more muscle definition–there is no “bulking up” that happens.

        I’m not as tall as Taylor but I’m built similarly and trust me–the only time my ass grows is when I eat more. And as you said, when I eat more everything grows including my boobs, thighs etc.

        I’d estimate that I do about 100-150 squats a day in my classes (they’re often focused on the big muscle groups for long-term calorie burning) and sorry guys, but my butt isn’t growing.
        I’ll let you know if that changes though lol.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        No, not to that degree. Do not believe it for one second. She basically was board flat. Not saggy or plumpish. Neck to knees flat. So I think she’s had work.
        Squats and lunges can firm and lift but not add an entire half bubble to her butt.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Neck to knees flat is my new favorite term.

    • INeedANap says:

      Concur. Squats will make your already-existing booty seem bigger because it gives them pop and definition. I have a big booty and when I work out it looks bigger because it gets more round and sticks out from my back further, but the mass is the same. You can’t grow a butt in a gym.

      • Davy says:

        You can absolutely grow a butt in a gym, I did it and do it for clients all the time. To build mass you need to lift heavy. Body weight squats will tone & lift, added weight especially heavy weight low rep will grow it. We’re not talking body weight squats here. So will incline sprint training, squat jumps up stairs etc. A million ways to grow an ass in the gym. Please stop spreading lies that make women think changing their shape is impossible. This is one area you don’t need surgery for if you’re persistent and extremely patient, could take years.

    • lem says:

      you can grow muscles, therefore you can grow your butt. eat a caloric surplus and weight train your glutes and they will grow.

  13. Kate says:

    Probably fat injections plus butt lifting shapewear.

    I totally think she’s the type to have that kind of work done. Surely the idea that she’s somehow above that kind of thing was obliterated when she bought herself some ultra obvious bolt-ons. The style of breast implant she got is very out of style, the kind of work only done in the last decade if that obvious fake look is the objective. Between that and the tacky outfits she’s been wearing the last couple of years, it’s pretty clear that look is something she likes.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      She’s been gunning hard to look/be perceived as sexy recently including this current ridiculous outfit. Wouldn’t be shocked at all by her getting some butt work done.

  14. CidySmiley says:

    Probably butt pads but either way she looks silly. She poses so hard. She takes it so seriously, which I suppose isn’t a bad thing. I feel like Taylor Swift never got out of the insecure faze from highschool. Where you felt that all women were trying to steal your boyfriend and stab you in the back, which is both not true and not healthy.

  15. ShinyGrenade says:

    Thats a fug jumpsuit. And… her hairs don’t match that awful outfit. What is it with the soccer mum hairs?

  16. fran says:

    well she DEFINITELY got a boob job, that much is for sure. you can see their outline all the time. but for her butt, I’m sure it’s just padding.

    • Esther says:

      do you have any links? i would not say that she had a boob job, i dont see anything.

      • qwerty says:

        Check out her Victoria’s Secret fashion show outfit. It was very obvious then.

  17. Annie... says:

    She was photographed yesterday and the day before in LA, if you see those pics… it’s definitely butt pads

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I was going to say there are pics of Taylor on the Ruby Rose post from yesterday that were just taken recently where Taylor had NO butt. In fact, there’s a side pic of both of them together that made me stop and think, “Those are seriously TWO of the flattest rear ends I have ever seen!” Also, in this black jumpsuit in some angles/poses you can see a pretty obvious line where the top of the butt pads end.

      I don’t blame her for wearing butt pads, tho. Girl has a pancake booty & we all want a little oomph once in awhile.

  18. lem says:

    I think it’s probably a combo of squatting (you can squat your way to a booty and she has the money for a nutritionist who could prevent otherwise unnecessary weight gain) and butt pads.

    • INeedANap says:

      You can’t squat your way to a butt. It will make the existing mass back there more round and perky, but there’s no way to build sufficient muscle mass in your glutes to go from nothing to a booty.

  19. als says:

    Whatever happened, she was definitely feeling herself in those pics.
    Such is the power of a new booty!

  20. Sarah says:

    Didn’t Lainey have a blind post recently about someone (and all the clues pointed to Taylor) getting more plastic surgery? Maybe it’s butt implants? …..but really, I think it’s probably just butt pads…

  21. MidnightCowgirl says:

    Butt implants really aren’t very common. The most popular procedure (thanks to Kardashians) is the Brazilian Butt Lift where they use your own fat to plump up your booty and make it rounder. Shaping the fat is where it gets tricky—this is where the diaper butt comes from. Not sure if Taylor has done this, but if she hasn’t she probably will in the future. The girl is no stranger to plastic surgery. I came across this http://beautyeditor.ca/2015/09/11/taylor-swift-before-and-after and I was shocked at how much she has changed. Sure, some of it is just growing up but there are a few tweaks. She looks good.

    • Kitten says:

      BBL before and after pics are freaking amazing to behold. It’s crazy that a PS procedure can literally change the shape of your body.

      It’s not something I would ever do but I see why people get all crazed over it. It seems like you get a lot of bang for your butt- I mean, buck.

  22. ChimChimsMom says:

    Help me, I can’t stop seeing those enormous Frankenstein shoes.

  23. Nancy says:

    She is so thin that a flat butt wouldn’t work so much on this outfit. Quite sure it’s pads or the material. Taylor doesn’t strike me as someone who would enhance her ass. lol

  24. teacakes says:

    Even with the enhanced bottom, she’s about as sexy as a bowl of oatmeal.

    And that jumpsuit is unfortunate, it makes her legs look short. Should have taken some notes from Gigi c. Sports Illustrated event on how to wear a skintight jumpsuit and actually look good in it.

  25. Six says:

    Taylor got butt implants to go with her bolt-ons.

  26. Kath says:

    Padding, squats and she’s put on a tiny bit of weight since the end of her tour – her arms aren’t nearly as thin as they used to me.

    Call me crazy, but while I think Taylor may have gotten small breast implants, I really can’t see her getting a fake butt – which almost always ends up looking lumpy, distorted and weird.

    • frankie says:

      Why are we talking about her butt anyway …Can we talk about the fact that Taylor Swift now has her own award named after her by Billboard Music.. She now considered the female MJ..Yes let that sink in!

  27. HappyMom says:

    I can’t get past this posing in that god-awful outfit. Ugh. Isn’t there some happy medium between looking sickly sweet and Kardashian?

  28. perplexed says:

    Whatever the cause, she looks weird to me. Maybe I’m not used to this new side of her, and the problem is me, not her.

  29. Apsutter says:

    There’s definitely some padding but I think she’s been working her butt off in the gym. She looks super fit right now, good for tay tay

  30. Colette says:

    Butt pads,she didn’t have that ass at the Glaad Awards

  31. Dre dog says:

    I miss her curly long hair

  32. word says:

    Those look like butt pads for sure.

  33. Rockin Robin says:

    She looks better with her pancake. I don’t like the fake booty.

  34. Magnoliarose says:

    I don’t blame her if she had a little help but a little subtly would have made this a non issue. But never one to choose that route, she goes for butt poses and a skintight suit. Her poses are cringeworthy and she’s wearing her insecurity too obviously. She’s apparently offended by Dilplo’s comments and now is out to prove him wrong. But she would do that. She’s the got to have the last word type.

  35. Madpoe says:

    Major booty pads.

  36. Mango says:

    She’s always awkward to me, so her attempts to look glam always backfire in my eyes. Also, some women look great with tall and thin figures because they have some presence or they know how to carry themselves, but Taylor ALWAYS, ALWAYS looks like a gangling, awkward teenager with zero charisma. Also, she gets overdressed to step outside her NYC apartment and carries her dog or cat for the paps.