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The singer is set to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. What that really means is she'll be a special guest on Fallon's "Ew!" series, in which the host plays a teenage girl named Sara. In preparation for this groundbreaking role, Swift released a homemade promotional video in which she plays Sara's friend, Natalie.
Using a vaguely Midwestern accent, glasses, and some fake braces, Natalie is a geeky teen who can't wait to roll her eyes at stepdad Gary. You know, the type of guest with whom Sara can judge things with a resounding "Ew!" or "Cute!"
The joke here is obviously supposed to be that Swift isn't a nerd at all, and isn't it hilarious when she pretends she's not cool? Except, I have a sneaking suspicion the Natalie version of Swift is who she actually is — a dorky cat owner who may or may not have been a Mathlete. Ahead, witness Taylor Swift's transformation into nerd-dom. (People)