Taylor Swift doesn't have any musical role models.

The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker has revealed that she has no role models in the music industry because she can't ''find anyone'' whose career path she has emulated.

She said: ''We're taught to find examples for the way we want our lives to wind up.

''But I can't find anyone, really, who's had the same career trajectory as mine. So when I'm in an optimistic place I hope that my life won't match anyone else's life trajectory, either, going forward.''

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old singer revealed that she does look up to certain females in the acting and business sectors.

She told Time magazine: ''I do have female role models in the sense of actresses like Mariska Hargitay. I think she has a beautiful life, and an incredible career, and I think she's built that for herself.

''She's one of the highest paid actresses - actors in general, women or men - on television, and she's been playing this very strong female character for, what, 15 years now, something like that.

''And Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. I really love her business, and how she sticks to who she is, and how people relate to it.''