Just 10 years ago, Taylor Swift was a normal(ish) Pennsylvania middle schooler, who did normal middle school things like playing "Island Girl 1" in a smoothie commercial for a class project. Despite having one line, she gets top billing in the credits, because she's Taylor Swift.
The video has been on YouTube (but unlisted) since 2008, uploaded by the classmate who edited it. But it hadn't been widely seen until this weekend, when a college buddy of one of the kids in the video put it on Reddit.
Sure, it's kind of awkward, but so is every part of every middle school experience, by definition. At least Tay-tay was just a tropical smoothie spokesmodel, instead of whatever dopest-on-a-ropest middle-schooler ever Kim Kardashian got up to.