An 18-year-old who earns pocket money impersonating Taylor Swift at "corporate events" says she was severely beaten by a bully jealous of her resemblance to the 23-year-old pop star.

Xenna Kristian of Shropshire, England, says a female classmate at Walford & North Shropshire College suddenly approached her and, without provocation, pulled her out of her chair by her ponytail.

The girl then proceeded to kick Xenna repeatedly, causing bruising to her face and potentially breaking her jaw.

"I've had to cancel three appearances this week," Xenna said. "If my jaw is broken I could be out of action for two months."

Xenna believes the attack was motivated by jealously over her appearance.

"Since I started being a lookalike people have been saying stuff. They must be jealous that I'm going off to do something with my life," she said.

The teen complained about the incident to the local police, but a spokesman refused to comment.

Xenna prodded at her detractors yesterday, tweeting, "Getting paid for yesterdays school behaviour jokes on you street pisser."

It was not well received by her followers:

[photos via Getty, Twitter, West End ENT]