Taylor Momsen Is Very Opinionated In Teen Vogue

Taylor Momsen is on the September 2009 cover of Teen Vogue. In the accompanying Q&A Taylor proves that while she has a very atypical teen life, she still exhibits the highly-opinionated tone of most teens. Oh yeah, and she successfully insults teens for being teens. Read Taylor’s “gems of wisdom” regarding dating older men, the music industry, and choosing a rock ‘n’ roll style over being a “pretty girl” after the jump.Taylor On Acting:

“It would be crazy to cut it out completely. And I love being on the show—I hope it goes on for a couple more years. But as for the future, I don’t know. I’m at a point now where I’m not doing anything just for money or fame.”

On Recording Her Album Before Signing A Record Deal:

“The most obvious thing is to look at me and say, “Oh, pretty blonde girl, let’s put her in pop.” But I would never want to do something in music that isn’t representing me—I’d feel like I was faking myself. I wanted to have it all done so I could say, ‘Here’s who I am, either you like it or you don’t.'”

On Finishing High School Two Years Early:

“I found it kind of boring. I’m an artist; I’m not going to use trigonometry.”

On High School Kids:

“I live a very adult life: I have two different careers; I’m on tour. What am I going to do, hang out with the high school kids? I just can’t relate to what they talk about—it seems so petty.

On Dating Older Men:

“My parents know that I’m not going to date someone who’s sixteen. Boys are so much less mature than girls as it is; there’s just no way— I would eat a boy my age alive.”

On Her Adoption Of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Look:

“I had long, pretty hair, and it didn’t fit me. I’m pretty, but I’m not, like, a ‘pretty girl.’ So I pulled up a bunch of photos of Joan Jett and said, ‘Do that to my hair.’ There was a distinct change in my wardrobe, too, and 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. Now I do my own makeup, my own hair, and dress myself, and it feels better.”

[Frisky Celeb Sighting: I had the pleasure of standing behind Taylor at the drugstore this weekend. She was buying this issue of Teen Vogue (seriously) and was with a male friend of hers who was rather, uh, grungy. Taylor was wearing a flannel shirt as a dress over a super shredded pair of knee-high fishnets. She looked like Courtney Love as a teen. — Editor]