- Taylor Swift on Wednesday received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University
- The pop singer delivered an inspiring speech at the NYU graduation ceremony held at the Yankee Stadium
- In her 20-minute speech, Taylor shared some life hacks she wished she knew when she was just starting out building a career
- Vice President Leni Robredo's youngest child, Jillian Robredo, was among the graduates at the said commencement
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Taylor Swift felt elated as she received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on May 18, US time.
At the NYU graduation ceremony held at the Yankee Stadium in New York, Taylor was given the floor to deliver an inspiring commencement speech.
"I'm 90% sure the main reason I'm here is because I have a song called '22'," she quipped at the beginning of her 20-minute speech.
“I'd like to thank NYU for making me technically, on paper at least, a doctor. Not the type of doctor you would want around in the case of an emergency. Unless your specific emergency was that you desperately needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely cathartic bridge section,” she said as she gave gratitude to the university.
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While donning a purple robe and black mortarboard, Taylor told the graduates, “I won't tell you what to do, 'cause no one likes that. I will, however, give you some life hacks I wish I knew when I was starting out my dreams of a career, and navigating life, love, pressure, choices, shame, hope and friendship.”
Watch her full speech below:
The 32-year-old pop singer likewise ended her speech by saying, “I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you. We're doing this together, so let's just keep dancing like we're the class of '22.”
It also noteworthy to mention that the youngest daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo, Jillian Robredo, was one of the graduates at the said commencement.
Born on December 13, 1989, Taylor Alison Swift is an award-winning American singer-songwriter. Swift was known for her songs like “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Shake It Off,” and “Blank Space.”
Vice President Leni Robredo's daughter, Jillian Robredo has graduated from New York University. She earned a double degree in mathematics and economics. Furthermore, she took to Instagram to share some glimpses of her "big day". In the videos she uploaded, it can be seen how happy she was to see Taylor Swift, who was also present at the big event.
Previously, A Filipina singer who sounds exactly like Taylor Swift caught the attention of many netizens. The singer named Kemrie Barcenas went viral on social media after viewers noticed the resemblance of her voice to the American popstar. In the viral video, she sang Taylor’s hit songs "Back To December" and "Love Story".