It may come as a bit of a surprise to some people, but Carly Rae Jepsen, who burst onto the music scene with her hit Call Me Maybe, isn’t a teenager. In fact the singer is 27 years old. Despite her age, Jepsen has been accused in recent times of trying to appear younger than she actually is.
The argument against her isn’t a surprising one, so everyone from binguez enthusiasts to the chef on the corner were probably expecting it. Call Me Maybe does upon first listen, sound like a song which would be sung by the likes of Selena Gomez or any other Disney starlet turned singer. And sometimes the outfits Jepsen wears on stage, could be construed as the kind someone ten years younger than herself would wear.
However the Canadian insists that she’s “stoked” people assume she’s younger. Although she certainly doesn’t feel like a youngster. “I turned 27 in November, and when I look in the mirror, I see all of the years attached to that face, and I’m content with me.”
And when it comes to her own life, well, lets just say the teenage outfits don’t make an appearance at home.
“I love being classy and as elegant as possible in my apartment. But when I’m on stage, I can’t dance in 4-inch heels, so I’ll generally sport flats. I’m 5-foot-2, so yeah, I’m going to look a little bit more playful. But I don’t think that means I’m trying for an age younger than I am.”
Is it fair to criticise the singer for taking advantage of her youthful looks? And what’s more, what do people expect her to dress like? She’s at the age where she can still get away with dressing younger, and considering the majority of her peers use sexy outfits to sell albums, can’t we call her a breath of fresh air and be done with it? Her style will mature as she gets older. Give her a chance.