Albeit just sweet 16 in age, Tavi Gevinson is already a savvy, pop-culture media mogul worthy of role-model status … for teenagers of all ages!
Already a recognized force in the fashion world, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls that features more than 50 contributing writers. Launched in fall 2011, the digital publication achieved more than 1 million page views in less than a week. Gevinson recently published the hardcopy book, Rookie Yearbook One, to benchmark the magazine’s first anniversary. By the way, Tavi is no overnight sensation, she began her first blog at age 11.
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CNN: You also have mingled with designers, editors, artists, celebrities and other industry types. Of all the people you've gotten to meet, who has been the greatest hero to date?
Gevinson: Taylor Swift. Her new album is so good. She was absolutely just smart and funny and kind and genuine when I met her. At the end, I very nervously was like, "Your music means a lot to me!" And she was of course totally kind about it because at this point anyone who says they don't like her music is kind of lying.