The phrase “squad goals” is thrown around SO much these days that, honestly, it’s beginning to lose its intended effect. Which is, of course, to make other people supremely jealous and motivate them to recruit a crew as killer as yours (or try to, anyway).
But one squad that just won’t be squashed is the one led by Taylor Swift. She basically set the gold standard for aspiring squads everywhere with her empowering, star-studded video for “Bad Blood” earlier this year, rightfully earning her the highest honor at Sunday’s VMAs.
And not only that, but she accepted her Video of the Year Moonman with the OG “Bad Blood” squad right alongside her (or at least a handful of them, anyway. There were like 453 women in that video, amirite).
Now, one of those lucky few, 20-year-old “Empire” actress Serayah, has done us all a solid by giving us some insider ~scoop~ about what being in the Swiftie Squad really entails.
First things first: Serayah spilled how she initially got into the gorge girl group in the first place, revealing she didn’t even know Taylor before she shot the “Bad Blood” vid.
“[Taylor] asked to have my number and it just went from there,” she told Pret-a-Reporter. “I didn’t know what to expect. I met her on set and we were all doing our makeup and instantly it was girl time.”
Now, Serayah said, the crew does still hang out together… and they basically sound like any normal group of girlfriends (except that they’re all famous).
"We all hang out. We get together and we go eat and go to late-night cafes,” she spilled. “I think people think it's this celebrity gathering, but it's just a bunch of girls, hanging out. We can put on sweats and Converse and just talk about boys. It’s really fun.
"It’s totally personal," she continued. "[Taylor] will text us and be like, ‘Let’s do this.’ Group message -- it’s not a manager thing, it’s just a text. It’s never managers, it’s never business, it’s always fun. Normality first."
Serayah said they even maintained that whole casual, normal vibe at the VMAs on Sunday, where she, Taylor, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Mariska Hargitay got ready in one big dressing room before walking the carpet together.
“Everyone was getting their makeup done, and hair and getting dressed, and there was boob tape flying everywhere,” she said.
OK, we gotta say it: SQUAD GOALS FOR REAL.