Oprah Winfrey calls Taylor Swift 'true great role model,' Swift takes her tour crew on vacation

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Already seen as a role model to thousands of youth, Taylor Swift has one more hugely influential, outspoken fan: Oprah Winfrey.

During her visit to Australia, Winfrey told the HeraldSun that she found Taylor Swift to be a "true great role model." She said of the 1989 pop star, "I've never seen any woman handle herself the way she does."

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In other Swift news and in true Oprah-giveaway fashion, Taylor posted on her Tumblr that she took her 1989 World Tour band and crew on vacation for all their hard and wonderful work.

"So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour," she writes. "For all their hard work this year, they really deserve it. Thank you to Hamilton Island for taking such great care of 125 of the people who work tirelessly to make sure the 1989 World Tour stage gets built, the lights are on, the costumes are made, the guitars are tuned, and the show goes on."



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Oprah Winfrey calls Taylor Swift 'true great role model,' Swift takes her tour crew on vacation
Taylor Swift poses for photographers upon arrival at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs on the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift walks the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift walks the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in New York.
Taylor Swift performs at Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift poses in the Z100 Jingle Ball press room at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift at Billboard Women in Music Luncheon 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on December 12, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Iggy Azalea (L) and Taylor Swift pose backstage at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Charli XCX and Taylor Swift pose backstage at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Charli XCX (L) and Taylor Swift pose backstage at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Taylor Swift attends iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Singer Taylor Swift speaks backstage at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 11: Taylor Swift sighting on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Singer Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho in the snow on December 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Taylor Swift attends the Jingle Bell Ball at 02 Arena on December 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singer Taylor Swift attends KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. NBC said Friday, Oct. 3, that the singer is serving as a mentor to competitors later this month on "The Voice." She’ll make her first appearance on Oct. 27 (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Taylor Swift seen in TriBeCa on September 15, 2014 in New York City. Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Taylor Swift seen leaving a restaurant in Mayfair on October 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 08: Taylor Swift is seen leaving the Kiss FM Studios on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ada/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 07: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 'C a Vous' TV show on October 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Va va voom! Taylor Swift showed off her style chops  in  a structured Sass & Bide checkered bustier and short white skirt at an event in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Getty Images)
Swift looked glamorous in a white eyelet summer ensemble and teal suede heels while overlooking New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
The "Shake It Off" singer smiled outside a NYC coffee shop while showing off a trendy plaid dress, a beige Prada bag, and adorable smoke-colored booties. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
A short rose-printed dress and ankle strap black heels proved to be the perfect outfit for Swift's appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The girl about town amped up the sexy factor in a leather-accented mini dress and lace-up stilettos for a night out in New York City's Soho neighborhood. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

The blonde babe looked hip and fashionable in a sheer paneled dress and metallic heels in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
The songwriter arrived at the New York premiere of "The Giver" in a perfectly proportioned color block dress. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Swift went for a bohemian look by pairing her mustard yellow bottoms with a green patterned tank and cognac booties. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
The singer's bag popped against her collared gingham dress as she took a summer stroll in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

She really isn't afraid of color clashing! Swift showed off her mile-long legs in a muted dress, which she teamed with a bright yellow satchel and pink heels. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

The "Red" singer paired her sea foam green cut-out dress with hot-pink peep-toe pumps in New York City's East Village neighborhood. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Forget Uptown girls. Tay looked downtown chic in a bowler hat and high-waisted black shorts in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

The Grammy winner kept it peachy in this boxy tee and matching mini skirt in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Taylor Swift belted this loose navy polka-dotted dress to give it some structure as she trekked through the streets of Tribeca. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

The "Love Story" singer, who looked natural in a pair of jean shorts and a white T-shirt, waved to the cameras as she walked out of a NYC boutique. She dressed up the look with round toe nude pumps. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)

Just call her the modern-day Betty Boop! She was hot to trot in a spotted black crop-top and matching slit skirt.  (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Swift looked positively professional in this all-black suit and classic black bag. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The country songstress looked gorgeous at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in a J. Mendel crop-top and thigh-high slitted skirt. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
The blonde bombshell turned heads as she strutted down NYC's sidewalks in this flirty floral romper. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Is Swift auditioning for the cast of 'Alice in Wonderland'  or what? She looked so whimsical in this floral dress and emerald heels combo. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)

Swift beat the heat in head-to-toe black while out and about in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

She's a glam goddess! The songbird channeled her inner Daisy Buchanan in a glittering Julien Macdonald floor-length gown at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Swift kept her glam look going for the 15th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes after party in a flapper-esque dress.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
While most people dress down for traveling, Swift donned a beautiful white dress and nude heels for her arrival in Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)

This blouse and skirt combination kept Swift cool in the humid New York summer heat. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

The singer's black and white patterned dress allowed her matching mustard bag and shoes to pop. 

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Oscar de la Renta put together this intricate pink gown with old Hollywood flair and subdued sparkles for Swift to attend fashion's biggest night. 

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

One word: Wow! Swift stunned in a magenta and black Carolina Herrera gown for her night at the Globes. 

(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

The singer looked casual and warm with red cords and a striped sweater after leaving her New York City gym. 

(Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Swift took total advantage of the April sun in this sporty outfit. The summery T-shirt paired with velvet smoking loafers make this a perfect transition ensemble. 

(Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

This comfortable look is actually quite bold. The Grammy-winner broke fashion rules by mixing a brown belt, black bag and gray shoes. 

(Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

The Kennedy family-enthusiast paid homage to her idol Jackie O in a simple LBD and classic coat for a night out.

(Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

Taylor tried out a stylish school girl look with Oxford heels, knee-high socks, a button-down shirt with leather patches, and a bowler hat. 

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'The Giver' actress looked like a porcelain doll in a flowered dress and Mary Jane shoes with tiny bow details. 

(Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)

The star showed off her taut tummy in an eye-catching, grenn Novis NYC Spring 2014 bustier crop top and skirt at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Swift shielded her long legs from the spring chill in tights and red-bottomed booties as she exited a building in NYC. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Librarian chic? Our girl traversed NYC in a Peter Pan-collar shirt and two-toned oxford-booties. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
The starlet arrived to the "Saturday Night Live" after party in a  black lace cocktail dress, which she expertly paired with a delicate headband. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
Blazer + neutral bag +  high-heeled lace-up heels + red lips = perfection. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
The gorgeous gal looked ready for summer in neutrals paired with her trademark red lipstick in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
The pop star was city-sleek in a casual flouncy green dress, dark heels, and a killer gray bag. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The super star looked urban chic in black and white, with her signature red lipstick. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
Girl date! Swifty rocked a plaid dress, black tights and camel pumps for her day date with BFF Karlie Kloss. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Taylor Swift mixed colors for this great chameleon-like look: A green jacket, maroon boots, gray tights, and a vibrant blue dress.

(Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Polished and fabulous! Swift aced the street style test in burgundy pants, brown leather boots, a beige peacoat and a classic plaid scarf. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
The "Shake It Off" singer looked fantastic in this dark ensemble of big black boots and an oversized jacket matched with a black hat. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Winter warrior! The singer's chic head-to-toe black ensemble worked perfectly for colder weather. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
The starlet looked radiant in this white get up, paired with nude heels and a gold clutch. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
The "Red" singer looked ready for spring in magenta heels, a floral dress and hunter green bag. (Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX)
These casual navy shorts paired with a plain white tee, and black vintage bag and brown pumps are classic Taylor. (Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX)
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