Taylor Swift's Inner Circle: Sizing Up Her Famous Friends

A scientific breakdown of the models, alterna-culture icons and child stars in the pop sensation's orbit

Pals Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez gab at the 2013 MTV VMAs on August 25th, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Credit: Andrew H. Walker/WireImage

Taylor Swift collects cool friends like Pokemon. From a cadre of models to a few alterna-culture icons to a handful of child stars who know what it's like to spend your teenage years in the spotlight — these are the women (and one dude) who litter Taylor's Instagram. We've ranked our cover star's pals in descending order from most to least famous, and then rated their cool factor to get a glimpse of who will be by her side as she enters her pop era.