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Taylor Swift on How She Makes Friends: 'Odd Beginnings'

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Taylor Swift, arguably the most popular celebrity in the music industry, has notably given up dating and constructed herself an army of skanks. Except Swift's BFFLs are trusting, supportive, and quote each other's lyrics on social media. Lorde, Karlie, and Lena absolutely adore Taylor, and Taylor adores them back. How did Taylor's salon of talented ladies come about? "Odd beginnings," she explains to Billboard. First up, Lena Dunham:

I was watching Girls and I thought, "How mind-blowing is it that this girl is writing, directing and acting in this incredibly profound, raw, authentic view of being a woman in your mid-20s?" So I went to Lena's Twitter and she was following me. I saw her quoting my lyrics. At first I was afraid, because I thought she was being ironic or making fun of me. Then I looked down further and she's talking about my music all the time. So I followed her, and immediately got a direct message back saying, "When can we hang out? We need to be best friends."

For Lorde, it was love at first listen:

With Ella -- Lorde -- her album came out and I thought it was amazing, so I sent her flowers and congratulated her on a great first week. And I get this text message from one of our mutual friends, Tavi Gevinson, and she says, "Lorde is freaking out because she said some stuff about you in an interview and she feels so terrible." She essentially had said that I'm too perfect or something like that -- something that did not even mildly offend me, that I thought was cute. She felt so bad about it, so I said, "It's no big deal. We should hang out sometime." We met up in New York and walked to a park near my hotel, and we ate Shake Shack burgers and got attacked by monster squirrels who wanted our food.

Simply put, Karlie Kloss and Taylor met at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The rest is, well, history.