This Taylor Swift is a 30-year-old freelance photographer. He is also a dude.
There are actually a bunch of people named Taylor Swift in the U.S., ranging from ages 21 to 60. So we decided to ask one of them whats it like sharing a name with one of the most famous people on the planet?
He said one man in particular sends him messages every 15 minutes about his life. He also has received more colorful submissions.
The craziness began in 2006, when Swift said he began to get fan mail meant for the pop star. But, he said things really took off after the singers Kanye moment in 2009.
That was a significant turning point in the amount of fan mail I received, he said.
Since then, he said he gets constant comments when he shows someone his ID, or has to wear a nametag.
Other weird things happen to him on the regular.
I gave a TEDx talk and was introduced as Taylor Swift collective disappointment from the audience, he said. Ive had people take photos with me and ask for autographs. Ive been asked to leave messages on receipts for people, baristas and waitstaff playing jokes on each other.
So does he wish he wasnt Taylor Swift? Nah, Swift said he likes his name. And he said its been bizarre to get an odd glimpse into stardom.
Its been cool to see how much T-Swift impacts her fans, I think its a testament to who she is, he said. There is also a darker side, stalkers and total creeps.
As for the famous Taylor Swift, Swift said he hasnt met her yet.