On never thinking she could become a model:
There’s always going to be that part of me that’s the girl who got scouted at 14. I was, like, the opposite of cool. Obsessed with Harry Potter. I had all this frizzy hair I didn’t know what to do with; I wore my sisters’ hand-me-downs, which I was too tall for, so nothing ever fitted.
On being discovered:
When this photographer saw me and told me I should model it wasn’t just me who was like, um, really? Even my parents thought – that guy’s insane.
On her first casting for Victoria’s Secret:
I was just winging it. I didn’t train or do any prep, because you’re always being told, “Don’t get your hopes up, VS is a tricky client”. I thought they were going to say I’d messed up and said the F-word too much. Sometimes when I’m nervous it just comes out!’
On still not feeling like a bombshell and more like a ‘loser tomboy type’:
I’m very nerdy, I love to read – I’m not necessarily a girl’s girl.
The model after being discovered:
More of Taylor posing on the beach inside!