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How do we know this actually is Taylor Swift? She told everybody.


Taylor Swift with a security guard who was keeping her from walking off a cliff. (via tumblr)

Taylor Swift is often seen—photographed, rather—walking backwards. It's not a strange exercise or passing fad, it's an avoidance technique. This particular photo was going around Tumblr, confusing "Swifties" as to why Taylor would be hiking backwards. Taylor, a fellow Tumblrer, was quick to answer that she sometimes hikes backwards to avoid the paparazzi.

Now, if you are trying to avoid being photographed, I wouldn't tell people when they have successfully photographed you anyway. Beside that point, I am sure hiking backwards does have some aerobic benefit.

Sources: Mashable