Description:Learn 10 fun facts about Taylor Swift. She drives by her ex-boyfriends' houses while in her hometown to 'check up on them'. She has stated that Shania Twain is her biggest musical influence. She began playing a 12 string guitar at the age of 12. Her backup career choice would be a forensic detective. She once auctioned off her prom dress for charity. She failed her driving permit test several times.