Lorde Tells Elle: “I’ve developed something of a fearsome reputation”

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Lorde is a badass! The pop singer shot to fame with her song, “Royals,” which she wrote when she was 15 years old in her native New Zealand. But don’t think she’s naive just because she’s only 17, she says she’s developed a “fearsone reputation.”

“A lot of times when people meet me, they’ll definitely try to make me feel young or inexperienced. Like, ‘It’s all taken care of’. Teenagers are such a discerning group of people. They’ll immediately sniff out anything that feels contrived. I’m, like, constantly scanning myself to see if I’m some corporate executive version of a teenager. I’ve developed something of a fearsome reputation. People know that if you talk down to me, I will roll my eyes or whatever.”

Lorde is on the cover of ELLE’s October Personal Style Issue, her first fashion cover.

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