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Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

HAILEY Baldwin "doesn't understand" Taylor Swift's squad.

The 20-year-old model has appeared to hit out at the 'Shake It Off' singer and her close pals - which includes the likes of Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez and Karlie Kloss - by insisting she doesn't see the need for a celebrity to "create a public squad".

She said: "I don't understand the Taylor Swift squad at all. I don't know what having a squad means. I just have my friends and that's it. I don't think that you need to create a public squad. I don't know what that proves. So I don't really understand the Taylor Swift squad at all."

The blonde beauty recently celebrated her 20th birthday with her close friends and loved how "low-key" it was.

She added to Australia's Yahoo7 Be: "I was just with some of my really close friends - my sister, my cousin - and we just did a little 48-hour trip. We were in Canada and it was just low-key and fun and it was exactly what I wanted."

Meanwhile, Hailey previously admitted she is focusing on herself in 2017.

She said: "I have a checklist. Going into 2017, I really want to focus on myself and of course stay focused on work, but I really want to concentrate on family and myself. I need to find ways to keep my privacy and maintain my own personal life.

"That will be it for me next year. It is a struggle to make time for your family, but my dad tries to help me with that and explains to me the life choices I can make to maintain my privacy and have time for family."

Hailey is related to famous actors Stephen, Alec and William Baldwin but wants to make sure she is known for her own talents rather than her family name.

She added: "I want to do everything on my own without my name being a factor. I try to keep myself separate from it. Kids that already have a famous background are just following in their families' footsteps. My dad and all of his brothers have done this. This is my family business ... My dad has said to me that if he ever thought I was getting out of line, he would fly anywhere and rag me by my hair and make me move home. But my parents know I'm a good kid."


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