A year before Taylor Swift
mania really took hold (you remember the Kanye Moment of 2009
, yes?) Taylor Swift was just a pretty, curly haired country star with sweet song lyrics and super long legs. But once a red carpet star, always a red carpet star—and Taylor Swift has been werking it like a pro since her first MTV VMAs in 2008. Click through the gallery to see how she fared.
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