While there are a number of auxiliary members of the Taylor Swift squad, just a handful of models and singers are considered among the core circle of her group. One of the most coveted girl squads in all the entertainment business, many want to join, but only few are allowed to enter the hot and sacred world of the Taylor Swift team. The most prominent members of the Squad, most of whom appeared in Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video are Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Jaime King and Karlie Kloss.
This hot group of young women love to hang out, go to Award shows, have sleepovers and head to the beach. A great number of these girls are some of the most famous swimsuit models in the world. The ultimate ‘Girl Squad’ dominating the entertainment industry today, we’re not even sure we could handle being a part of such a beautiful posse. While some of Taylor Swift’s companions are household names, others are still on the rise, likely aided by the association with the famous ‘1989’ singer. With summer in full effect, let this list be some inspiration to get you to the beach. Sure, you might not be hanging out with Taylor and her girl squad, but who knows?
15. Kendall Bikini Shoot
Kendall used to be the quietest of the Kardashian Klan, but has been really upping her game in the modelling world. With a slim figure and a killer face, she has an enviable bikini bod. While among the busiest members of Taylor Swift’s posse, so that she doesn’t always get to spend time with the crew, Kendall is very close friends with another member of the #GirlSquad, Gigi Hadid, so the group still hangs out now and then. While rumours flew earlier this year that Kendall and Taylor had struck up a bit of a rivalry, this seems to have faded in the past month – likely something drummed up for a slow news cycle. It is worth noting, though, that Kendall beat out Taylor Swift for the most liked Instagram photo at Coachella; a pretty big accomplishment.
It doesn’t matter if you wear bikinis or not, chances are, a candid shot of you and your friends at the beach has never looked this good. Though not the official “Girl Squad”, it seems that Taylor Swift only works with other really attractive bikini ready girls. In this photo, part of Swift’s Hawaii getaway, she’s hanging with the band Haim, seemingly having the time of her life. This photo caused a lot of talk because it’s a rare photo to showcase Taylor’s bellybutton, a sort of ongoing joke that started when SNL observed she’s always wearing retro inspired bathing suits that hide her midsection. Always good humoured, Taylor Swift likes to joke she wants to keep the mystery of her bellybutton alive, so she very rarely shows it in public.
13. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
More from Swift’s beach vacation with Haim, here she is with one of the band members enjoying the water. This super fun shot shows that Swift is less concerned about always looking good and actually wears a bathing suit to *shock* go in the water. We love how loose and crazy this photo is, and wish we could be enjoying the vacation with Swift and her girl pals. While not as overtly sexy as some of the other photos on this list, girls who know how to get wild and dirty are really hot in our books. We’re also just a touch jealous we don’t get to take Hawaiian vacations whenever we want!
12. All Hail Gigi
Maybe our favourite Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Gigi Hadid went from being just another model to one of the biggest up and coming stars. This is largely due to the fact she has been romantically linked to former One Direction member, Zayn Malik, even appearing in his music video for ‘Pillow Talk’. The perfectly sun-kissed and curvaceous 21 years old is poised to be a big star. She has been on our radar since she was named on the most promising rookie list for Sports Illustrated in 2014, and boy has she delivered. We can’t wait to see more of this beautiful babe, and are happy to see she’s hanging out with Taylor Swift and her girl squad.
11. Suicide Squad
As one of the biggest supermodels in the world, Cara Delevingne is maybe the most high-profile member of Taylor Swift’s posse. With a few films under her belt and the upcoming release of Suicide Squad around the corner, we wouldn’t be surprised by this time next year that Cara is a household name. We love her look in this super sleek black bikini that is the perfect mix of tomboy and hot. Delevingne always looks effortlessly amazing and this candid shot shows that she looks pretty amazing without even trying. We’re also not afraid to admit that we are kinda in love with her cute British accent.
10. The BFF
Reportedly Taylor Swift’s ultimate BFF, Karlie Kloss has taken over the modeling world these past few years. With 90s retro Supermodel looks and a cute haircut to boot, Kloss is a huge star in the modeling world. The weird thing about her close friendship with Taylor Swift is that the pair could easily be sisters, and bear an absolutely uncanny resemblance to each other. Tumblr Taylor Swift super-fans have also gone so far as to imagine a pretty elaborate romance between the pair, with a number of people hoping Taylor Swift (since she just broke up with her DJ boyfriend) will come out and say that her one true love is Karlie.
9. God Bless America
Kendall knows how to rock a bikini, and this is no different. While polished Sports Illustrated photos are super sexy, candid and paparazzi shots often tell a much more accurate story of how good someone looks in their bathing suit. We love Kendall in this American flag inspired suit, which is understated in its attractiveness. Sometimes the best look on a girl is when she’s just chilling, and you get the sense here that Kendall is not trying to look like a Goddess, but just have fun at the beach. She wears it well, and we can’t help imagining she’d be our all time favourite surf instructor.
This Victoria’s Secret model is among the newest additions to the Taylor Swift girl squad. Featured in Taylor’s ‘Bad Blood’ video as Homeslice, Martha Hunt knows how to rock her figure in lingerie and bikinis alike. We love this simple tan suit. It’s nothing overtly sexy but peaks your imagination in just the right way. One of the most blessed things about the Taylor Swift girl squad is discovering awesome model beauties like Martha. Thanks, Taylor Swift for bringing our attention to so much beauty in this world.
7. Thank Heaven for Gigi Hadid
It doesn’t seem fair to try and rank Taylor Swift and her buddies according to hotness: that’s not what girl-friendships are about. But, theoretically, if someone put a gun to our head and forced us to choose… we’d probably go with Gigi Hadid. Just 21 years old, Gigi Hadid has already carved out a pretty comfortable niche as the next “it” girl. What “it” is might be undefinable, but we know “it” when we see “it”, and Gigi Haded has “it”. We love this bathing suit for so many reasons, it’s super flattering to her amazing figure, but also really stylish. We love the non-matching look and the cute little parasols.
6. Animal Fierceness
While not exactly a bikini, this super low cut suit has less material than most bikinis we see at the beach. With its sweeping neckline and fierce animal print, this bathing suit SCREAMS sensuality. And if ever there was an image that confirmed that Karlie Kloss is Taylor Swift’s long lost sister, it’s this one. Honestly, when we first had a look at this photo we were sure it was Taylor, not Karlie. Sister or not, they had to be made from the same mould. While wearing a long jacket seems like an odd choice for beachwear, we’re totally down for the mystery of this shot.
5. Dreaming in Pink
Martha Hunt is pretty in pink in this adorable bikini. While leaving a lot to the imagination, Hunt looks amazingly great in this sleek strapless suit. Martha’s beachwear isn’t just for show, though, while she does work as a model during the day, she is a pretty avid surfer! Possibly the ultimate cool-girl sport, we have endless respect for girls who are willing to do more than just work on their tan when we hit the beach. Hunt has been going strong with the Taylor Swift Girl Squad since early 2015.
4. Flower Power
We seriously cannot imagine what it must be like hanging on the beach with Taylor Swift and her friends. Each girl looks better than the last, and just sitting across from one of these beauties would leave us absolutely tongue-tied. Martha Hunt looks like that super cute girl in high school who seemed unattainable but was actually super nice to everyone. Looking absolutely at home in a bikini, to this date we’re not sure we’ve ever seen her wearing clothes… not that we’re complaining.
3. The On-Again, Off-Again Friend
Reportedly, the only reason that Selena Gomez is not a permanent fixture in the Girl Squad is because Taylor Swift is no fan of Justin Bieber, and when the couple was in an off-again, then on-again phase of their relationship, Taylor preferred to stay away than risk a run-in with the pop star. Gomez has a really adorable edge to her, and we love how she seems to be continually evolving as a pop star. Her new album is her best yet, and we absolutely adored her in the bizarrely wonderful Spring Breakers. Here’s hoping now that Justin has been out of the picture for a while, Gomez and Swift will be hanging out more.
2. Queen Swift
It only seems right that Taylor Swift would be highly ranked on this list, since without her, this crew would have never gotten together in the first place. While not a swimsuit model like some of her squad, there is no denying that Taylor looks absolutely comfortable in a bikini. While this shot does little to assuage the belly button conspiracy, it does reveal that she has a much nicer bum than we initially imagined. Going through all the amazing girls in Taylor’s posse, honestly, she must be even cooler than she seems. And if all the celebrity guests showing up at her concerts are any indication, everyone wants to be a part of her entourage. Literally, everyone.
1. A Modern Venus
It might not seem quite fair that Taylor Swift doesn’t get number one on her own list, but we like to think she would understand losing out to Gigi Hadid. While Gigi often gets overshadowed by some of the most prominent members of the Taylor Swift Girl Squad, and for many is considered Zayn’s girlfriend, her recent photoshoot for Sports Illustrated has proven she is a force to be reckoned with. Her photoshoot is more of a revelation than Kate Upton’s, and Kate Upton is pretty great. Of all the girls in the Taylor Swift posse, we think that Gigi has the most potential. How about you?