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“For me, working out is not so I can stay skinny. It’s so that I can keep up my endurance so I’m not panting on stage. Heavy breathing is the worst when you’re in concert,” says Taylor Swift.
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updated 3/17/2009 4:41:18 PM ET 2009-03-17T20:41:18

Taylor Swift may be thin, but the pop-country star said she is still concerned about her 19-year-old figure.

“Basically, if I’m indulging too much and not exercising enough, I can feel that,” Swift told Allure’s April issue. “I can feel a change before I see it. For me, working out is not so I can stay skinny. It’s so that I can keep up my endurance so I’m not panting on stage. Heavy breathing is the worst when you’re in concert. You don’t want to see that, if you’re going to see a show.”

While Swift is concerned about her body, she wants others to not be concerned with it. Or rather, in particular, her bare physique.

“It’s fine to talk about love publicly. But I think when you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked,” Swift said. “And as much as I can prevent people picturing me naked, I’m going to.”

As for love, the singer who is currently promoting her 2008 studio album “Fearless,” said she thinks about love a lot. And even when breakups come — she and Joe Jonas broke up last year when he allegedly dumped her via voicemail — Swift said she appreciates being able to channel her feelings into her music.

“I’m the kind of person who needs everything to be justified and needs all of her time to be worth the energy,” she said. “So, let’s say I date a guy who really does nothing but damage me. And you’ve spent time, you’ve spent effort, and you’ve put everything into trying to make that work. And it didn’t. So you write a song about it. It was worth everything, if you write a song about it.”

While things haven’t always gone perfect in her love life, Swift said she still dreams of the storybook romance.

“I have always been fascinated with fairy tales… and the idea that Prince Charming is just one castle away. And you’re gonna run across a field and meet each other in the middle, and have an amazing, perfect movie kiss. And it’s all gonna be happily ever after,” she said.

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