9 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Is Actually Leslie Knope

The clues have been here all along.

I figured it out. Leslie Knope from "Parks & Recreation" must be Taylor Swift's spirit animal. Why? Two words: baked goods.

While Taylor and Leslie's creator, Amy Poehler, may have had a little feminist scuffle in the past, I'm sure that the two are one in the same. Here's why:

1. She holds special get-togethers just for her gal pals.

Much like Leslie's annual Galentine celebration before Valentine's Day, Taylor often gets together with the girls for a little female bonding. Recently, she threw a birthday party just for Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello and invited Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez, Sarah Hyland and more of her crew.

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2. She worships her best friend.

Leslie never passes up a moment to appreciate her gorgeous musk-ox BFF Ann Perkins. Taylor and Karlie Kloss are quite similar -- they have a magical friendship. Hell, they have a joint Vogue cover for heaven's sake!

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3. She's so close to Karlie that people wonder if they're actually together.

It's true... people actually thought there were an item.

4. She can't deny sweets.

Taylor is batsh-- crazy about cookies in the same way that Leslie is about waffles. It's intense. Also: here's the recipe for Taylor's chai eggnog cookies.

5. She loves giving gifts.

Taylor is probably best-known for sending gifts to fans and friends (oh yeah, and she makes music too). And see this needlepoint pillow Leslie made for Ann with her face on it? Taylor has made a needlepoint wall hanging for Ed Sheeran with his face on it!

6. She's bad a rapping.

Leslie does a dope rendition of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Parents Just Don't Understand," but did you know Taylor is also mediocre at rapping? Check out her lip-synching Kendrick Lamar.

7. She's passionate about her job.

While Leslie had a binder for everything, Taylor has a song for everything. Swift easily has the same amount of enthusiasm for her music as Knope does the parks department.

8. She loves "Law & Order."

Taylor Swift loves "Law & Order" so much that she named her kitten after Olivia Benson.

9. She can bust an awkward move.

Like I said, one in the same.