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Taylor Momsen Does Not Want To Be The Next "Tabloid Party Girl"

Dec. 31 2009, Published 3:20 p.m. ET

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Taylor Momsen graces the cover of the February 2010 issue of Seventeen magazine.

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Laying herself bare the 16-year-old Gossip Girl spills it all, including her views on being 'angsty', people taking her seriously and not wanting to be the next tabloid star.

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Talking about teenage angst the pretty actress confesses, "I am angsty. I'll be angsty until I'm 80 years old. I think that keeps things fresh. But I always think angst is such a derogatory word toward teenagers. It just means you're figuring s*** out, and I don't know why that's a negative thing."

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When it comes to being taken seriously, Momsen thinks her young age is a contributing factor to not being taken seriously,  "I think people don't really take me seriously because I'm 16. And they think most 16-year-olds don't know what they want to do. But I actually really do, because I've been thinking about it since I was 2. And in the world of acting, you have such a stigma put onto you that you get into this business for the fame. Fame frankly means nothing. It¹s so stupid. Unless you do something great and unless you do something that¹s fulfilling to you, what¹s the point?"

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And one thing Momsen is certain of, she has no desire to be the next tabloid cover girl, "I love working. I'm a workaholic, and no one believes it. I'm in the recording studio until three in the morning. I get such a rap for being like Lindsay Lohan - and I hate naming names because she's really sweet - and I'm really not. I don't go out. I have no desire to be some tabloid party girl. I'm entirely a loner. I have been my entire life."

The February issue of Seventeen is on newsstands now.



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