Taylor Swift: 2010 American Music Awards

Hot damn, Taylor Swift! You just made me do a double take. Did anyone else not recognize Ms. Swift with that straight hair and blunt bangs? She takes on a whole new persona, far from her sweet southern little girl look. Dare I say, this must be the look she rocks for her rumored boy toy, Jake Gyllenhaal? No wonder $100,000 is chump change, he’s in “love” (better known as lust in Hollywood. Read into it however you will).

This metallic dress, embellished with studs put Taylor in the “rocker glam” category. I wonder if she’ll keep the same high intensity edge when she performs later at the American Music Awards or if she’ll go back to her country sweetness, which won her the 2010 American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist in the County Music category, beating out Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, tonight.

Either way, Taylor nailed it and gets a “fashion do” nod from us… she can put that on the mantle right next to her Country Songwriter of the Year Award from earlier this month.

Check out all of our 2010 American Music Awards coverage here!