Taylor Swift covers Elle. (Carter Smith)Taylor Swift seems like the ultimate insider in the music world.
Not only did she take the stage at the Grammys, but her performance opened the show and she won an award for "Safe & Sound."
But despite all the success, the 23-year-old remains relatable to her fans, probably because she's willing to talk about times when she was much more of an outsider.
"Middle school was what programmed me to be semi-insecure, like, all of the time," Swift notes in the new Elle magazine. "I didn't fit in … I'd stand on the outside of the circle but I was never really in. That's when I started to realize there's this thing called rejection."Read More »from Taylor Swift: ‘I Never Chase Boys’