ABC/Lou RoccoLast year, Taylor Swift made headlines by telling Lucky magazine that she prefers high-waisted bathing suits and trousers because, quote, "I don’t like showing my belly button...I want that to be a mystery." Well, now the mystery has been revealed, and people can't stop talking about it.
Taylor is in Hawaii with the three sisters from the Grammy-nominated band HAIM, and on her Instagram, she posted a photo captioned, "Greetings from Maui," which showed all four women posing in bathing suits. Notably, Taylor was wearing a somewhat skimpy bikini that clearly showed her belly button -- it's an "innie," by the way. Predictably, fans went crazy, reposting the photo and commenting on Taylor's big reveal.
"That moment when you die bc of taylor swift's belly button," tweeted one fan. Another tweeted, "omg @taylorswift13 finally revealed her belly button #nomoremystery."
Perhaps in reaction to the commotion, Taylor later posted a photo of herself wearing one of her usual retro-style one-piece suits. She captioned the photo, "She's always wearing, like, a 1950's bathing suit." That's a reference to the Saturday Night Live parody ad from last year, "Swiftamine," about a medication for adults who get dizzy and disoriented when they realize they like Taylor Swift's music.
In the parody, a doctor is shown explaining, "Taylor Swift onset vertigo occurs when one of her songs forces your brain to fight your ears. Your frontal lobe says, 'Oof. Taylor Swift. She's always wearing, like, a 1950's-style bathing suit.' But your ears say, 'Shut up. This is a perfect song.'"
Taylor later said in an interview that she loved that line the best.
It's worth noting that Taylor has shown her belly button before. In 2012, she was photographed emerging from the ocean in a black-and-white bikini, and her belly button was on display for all to see. That's why it was odd that she told Lucky in November, "As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button."
While in Hawaii, Taylor did other things besides showing her belly button, by the way: she went whale watching and hiking as well.
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