Taylor Swift channels a young Nicole Kidman as she appears on the cover of the August 2011 issue of Teen Vogue Magazine. The country music superstar tells the magazine that her pals are the most important thing to her.

“My friends all have different jobs, some I get to see at award shows, some I see when they’re home from college, some are in my band!” the 21-year-old said. “I’m so lucky to have so many people I love and trust.”

More excerpts from Taylor’s cover story are below:

On being nervous just before performing:
“I do [get nervous]. But only if I’m not sure what the audience thinks of me, like at award shows. I never look down at the front row! My heroes watching = nerves!”

On her favorite TV character:
“Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order S.V.U. I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs.”

On her favorite dress:
“I get to wear it every night on tour at the end of the show when I’m singing ‘Love Story.’ It’s long and sparkly (big surprise, right?) and a total princess dress.”

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