It's safe to say that 2012 has been the year of Taylor Swift. The pop singer has recorded a number-one album (which just went triple platinum this week), won a truckload of awards, topped countless best-dressed lists and dated some of young Hollywood's most eligible bachelors -- namely, a certain curly-haired British boy band member.
Directioners, we know that some of you aren't too happy about the recent pairing of "Haylor." But hear us out: No matter who she's dating, we still think that Taylor is one of the coolest female celebs, well, ever. In honor of the "Red" singer's 23rd birthday, we put together a list of the things we love most about the singer, from her inspiring lyrics to her adoration for her cat, Meredith. Click through the slideshow below for 23 reasons you should be #TeamTaylor.
What do you love most about Taylor Swift? Is there anything you'd add to the list? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!