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Taylor Swift Accepts Woman of the Year Award at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

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Taylor Swift usually demonstrates her “shock and awe” face at awards shows, events, ceremonies and broadcasts. At the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, Swift was honored with the Woman of the Year award and she looked super appreciative and overjoyed, but not as shocked as we’re used to seeing.

Before she took the stage to give her short but heartfelt Speech, singer Kris Kristofferson celebrated Swift while the crowd and audience were treated to a montage of all of her chart accolades — just as the camera panned to her in the crowd.

Then, Zooey Deschanel took the stage to give Swift even more props for her charitable endeavors and to officially present the award.

Swift, in red-painted lips and a matching, floor-sweeping red gown, hit the podium, sounding like a bundle of nerves. Her speech was like that of a teenager expressing excitement to an adult. She didn’t drop her jaw and her mouth was not agape, but she was still cute as a basket of puppies and kittens.

The ‘Mean’ singer recalled homeschooling in the car while on her way to radio stations when she was just an upstart and said, “Thanks to so many people, but mostly my family and everyone who helped me get here. My fans. I love you so much. I am so humbled. Thank you to Kris Kristofferson and Zooey Deschanel for coming out her for this. Billboard, thank you, all the fans, I just love you.”

The fans just love you, too, Taylor! How could they not?!

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