With her 20th birthday fast approaching (July 26th), I thought we could start to analyze this week's Hot or Not selection with more of an adult perspective and less of a creepy, pedo-style way. Like it or not, this Gossip Girl is officially a big girl now.
When Taylor was first striking out on her path to become the next Courtney Love styled singer, with the black electrical tape "X" marked over her nipples in shows she was playing in countries other than the US, It seemed like a grab for attention. And it worked. People couldn't stop tearing her, her parents, her growing up as a child star for being the reason why she was being so outrageous.
Right after her 18th birthday, one which made her of legal, consenting age in the US, Momsen became ever more odd. The makeup was more extreme. Her shows, playing in small venues, featured her stripping down to nearly naked, making out with female fans she pulled up on stage and basically scaring the crap out of any male who dared to cast a gaze upon her. Which oddly enough, I found pretty damn cool.
SO the music thing isn't pulling as much of a paycheck as the one she was receiving while playing a fluff character on a fluff CW show. Perhaps it only took 2 years to get most of the crazy out of her. Taylor is back to modeling, taming down her makeup and clothing and generally looking like she went through a phase. I still think there's something intriguing about this young woman, even when she's acting out. I vote hot, but I doubt I'll have much company.
What do you think of Taylor Momsen?