tca taylor swift gi Taylor Swift picks up 5 Teen Choice AwardsTaylor Swift snagged 5 awards at Sunday’s (Aug. 7) Teen Choice Awards. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter picked up surfboards for Choice Music: Female Artist, Choice Music: Female Country Artist, Choice Music: Country Single (“Mean”), Choice Break-Up Song (“Back to December”) and the evening’s Ultimate Choice Award.

“I’m so happy,” said Swift during an acceptance speech. “This is the first time that I’ve ever been to the Teen Choice Awards and this is amazing. I want to thank the fans. You’ve guys have made my life so beautiful and it’s all because of you.”

Backstage, Zap2it was there to capture Swift talking about the best advice she ever got as a teenager. It involves thinking like an 80-year-old:

Yasamin Azarakhsh contributed to this report.
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