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Taylor Swift Topples Candice Swanepoel From No. 1 Spot on Maxim Hot 100 List

”Bad Blood“ singer declares her newfound appreciation for feminism while being honored by pioneering lad-mag

Hit the bricks, Candice Swanepoel; there’s a new reigning queen in Maxim-town.

Taylor Swift, who’s burning up the Internet this week with her celebrity-packed “Bad Blood” video, has added another feather to her cap: landing the No. 1 slot on this year’s Maxim Hot 100 list.

Victoria’s Secret angel Swanepoel topped the list last year.

In an article accompanying her coronation, the 25-year-old “1989” songbird called the honor “an incredible compliment” adding that 2015 “has been my favorite year of my life so far.”

The remainder of this year’s list will be released on Wednesday.

During the interview with noted women’s rights publication “Maxim,” Swift clarified her stance on feminism, noting that she had previously been dismissive of feminism because she “didn’t have an accurate definition” of the movement.

“Honestly, I didn’t have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. I didn’t quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in. I think that when I used to say, “Oh, feminism’s not really on my radar,” it was because when I was just seen as a kid, I wasn’t as threatening. I didn’t see myself being held back until I was a woman,” Swift offered. “Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived.

“A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave,” Swift continued, “a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining. Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.”

A round of applause, please. And maybe a tiara.

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