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Taylor Swift Would Be a Marketing Major in Another Life

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In the lengthy feature that accompanies Taylor Swift's GQ cover, the pop star imagines her life without fame. It's one where she never shakes it off or has wild dreams or strong arms a major international corporation until it bends to her will.

The alternate universe that Taylor dreams up for herself still includes music. She told GQ, "I would still be involved in music in my spare time, but I would have gone to college, and probably would be involved with a form of business where words and ideas are at the forefront. Such as marketing." But of course! Can't you see the Powerpoints now? Can't you imagine the Don Draper-like presentations she would give, all chock full of drama and emotion, heartbreak and triumph?

But then her conversation with GQ's Chuck Klosterman is briefly interrupted when Tay receives a call from Justin Timberlake. His name is written out as "J TIMB" in her phonebook and the call lasts roughly 15 minutes. Marketing major or casual conversations with J TIMB? This reality seems okay.