Posted Tue, June 29, 2010 6:02pm EDT

Photos! Trashy Vs. Classy: Here's What Miley & Taylor Momsen Can Learn From Kristen Stewart & Taylor Swift!

Posted Tue, June 29, 2010 6:02pm EDT

Stripping down to corsets, shedding underwear, smoking and simulating girl-on-girl kisses on stage are NOT required to make a hit record or movie.

If you don’t believe me, take a look at the new pack of class-act girls who are achieving box office and musical success without resorting to selling their sexuality.

Kristen Stewart, 20, and Taylor Swift, 20, are perfect examples of young women who have millions of fans, and who have success — transitioning from child to adult stardom without relying on shock value to get attention.

K-Stew got her start at the age of 12, and had roles all through her teen years before being perfectly cast as the Twilight saga’s Bella. Taylor started writing her own music and performing at 12 — and by 14 she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by Sony/ATV Tree publishing house. Today, K-Stew is famous style-wise for her perfect pale skin, her minis by Oscar de la Renta, Versace, J. Mendel and Louboutin and Sergio Rossi heels.

Taylor’s signature dress-up look is sparkles by Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Jenny Packham. On the relationship front, they are both discreet. They’re one-man-at-a-time women. Kristen only recently went public with her romance with co-star Robert Pattinson. Taylor has only publicly dated one man – Taylor Lautner — and was always chaperoned on those dates by her mom.

Now, the world is their oyster. Kristen begings shooting On the Road, a film based on the Jack Kerouac classic, while Taylor is in the midst of a world concert tour.

And all that without giving photographers a full view of their underwear, or walking around on the streets with their bras in view.

“When you have talent, you don’t have to stoop to these levels of insecurity and take your clothes off,” points out media image consultant Michael Sands. “Just imagine if Angelina Jolie took her clothes off — she wouldn’t be where she is now. Look at Pam Anderson, where is she at now? She’s doing a sideshow in Vegas.”

Who’s specifically in this new Class-Act Pack, besides Kristen and Taylor? It’s Twilight’s Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick and Dakota Fanning. There’s former Disney star Anne Hathaway, current Disneyettes, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, and big-screeners, Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum.

At the other end of the spectrum — the “trashies” include Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and of course Lindsay Lohan.

To stay classy doens’t just include dressing, it’s also about partying — as in NOT partying. “Look at Anne Hathaway and Emmy Rossum — their brand is elevated because they are among the few of their age NOT partying at night,” points out branding expert Samantha Ettus.

On the other hand, getting drunk and dressing like they belong in a bordello creates an image that isn’t easily erased from our mind. “They diminish any intrigue of mystery or class and it’s difficult to get back. Remember when Britney got out of the limo visibly without underwear? I call that ‘The Britney Spears spread.’ That will be one of the things many people remember most about her,” Ettus continues.

Think about it, young stars — which group do you want to belong to: The Class Acts or the Trash Pack?

— Bonnie Fuller

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chloeannab

Posted at 3:29 PM on August 3, 2014  

Are you 12?

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dentures houston

Posted at 2:52 PM on May 26, 2012  

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Kelly

Posted at 1:30 AM on November 29, 2010  

sorrrry you’re creepily obsessed with twighlight.. open your mind to entertainment/style that is inspired by things other than silly preteen books

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katrina

Posted at 8:09 PM on August 7, 2010  

Wow, you’re comparing actresses you find trashy where they look most provacative to actresses you find classy where they look the most decent.. What the hell is wrong with you?

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Theresa

Posted at 1:07 PM on July 8, 2010  

“Look at Pam Anderson, where is she at now? She’s doing a sideshow in Vegas.” What kind of career were you under the impression Pam Anderson had? Pam Anderson isn’t known for her acting, she known as being hot (even in her 40’s). Last time I checked celebrities made good money in Vegas, it’s not beneath anyone to work there.

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Jazzy

Posted at 1:05 PM on July 8, 2010  

How can you put Lady Gaga and Britney Spears in the same category? All the others, I can understand; Lady Gaga doesn’t fit your model. She’s very different, yes; she’s older and more sexual, sure, but she’s not partying and getting busted for drugs. Miley Cyrus wants to be Britney, she doesn’t want to be Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga has a category all her own, and putting her in this binary only undermines your categorizations.

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Theresa

Posted at 1:10 PM on July 8, 2010  

Lady Gaga is only 24 years old. I bet you didn’t know she was a big fan of Britney Spears.

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Theresa

Posted at 12:47 PM on July 8, 2010  

People aren’t perfect, people make mistakes, have bad judgment, and it’s okay because it’s human nature. Could you imagine being famous and having your every move critiqued? Honestly, if the paparazzi followed most of us around, they would probably make the people you talk crap about look like saints.

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Fred

Posted at 2:59 AM on July 6, 2010  

anne hathaway and amanda seyfried have done nude scenes and emmy rossum has a bad attitude. demi lovato parties with transexuals like jeffree star and drinks and just got a tattoo. but kristen, taylor and selena are squeaky clean

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Sarah

Posted at 3:19 AM on February 10, 2012  

What’s wrong with partying with transexuals and getting tattoos? Nothing. They aren’t bothering anyone and there is nothing bad about transexuals and tattoos. They’re all lifestyle choices and if they aren’t hurting anyone then leave them alone.

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Chelsea

Posted at 11:39 PM on July 4, 2010  

I generally agree though, but obviously Kristen and Dakota exactly the best example of one with class, like how they obviously don’t mind the fact that kissing each other in the Raunways movie will be bringing in hordes of young, desperate, lonely boys. I donno if I’d call Taylor classy really, either. She isn’t a Vanessa Hudgens but she’s hardly an Audrey Hepburn either.

Amanda is OK but she’s not really classy either. Hello- Jennifer’s Body?

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leon

Posted at 12:34 PM on July 3, 2010  

Only truly classy young actresses in Hollywood are Emma Watson and Dakota Fanning!Kristen Stewart classy? Ashley Green classy? Nikkie Reed classy? Only in America, for European standards they are trashy!

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S

Posted at 12:20 PM on July 3, 2010  

And what is the point of comparing artists photographed in two different element? If you are going to show Vanessa’s scandal pictures against Taylor Beach outfit it’s on unequal ground. Might as well compare Vanessa’s scandal pictures with Ashley G’scandal pics too.

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S

Posted at 12:16 PM on July 3, 2010  

God Ashley Greene looks matronly not classy.

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vivienne

Posted at 11:19 PM on July 2, 2010  

yes,bonnie you’re totally right.
Kristen Stewart,Taylor Swift and angelina jolie,they’re awesome!!!

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Te

Posted at 11:38 AM on July 2, 2010  

What about K-Stew caught on film, smoking pot? Is that classy, too?

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how do you know

Posted at 11:14 PM on July 2, 2010  

Can you prove that’s what it was??? Nope…you’re just assuming that’s what it was.

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Christine

Posted at 6:04 AM on July 2, 2010  

I like your lists they are almost correct. Anne Hathaway had made two movies that I aware of that are quite questionable as to being tasteful. She was in a movie about dating a gang member in which she was partially nude and then again in Brokeback Mountain. I don’t find that her showing her breast or the sex scenes she has filmed as being decent. Miley is definitely a sad story to see, but just look at her family. It is sad how these girls are growing up and the paths that they are taking. But just look at the kids in everyday America are they growing up any better? We have focused so much on sex that that is what it takes in this world. Especially if you want to be noticed and in the spotlight. It is sad. Milely is a role model for millions. But now how do you explain to your daughter that what was once someone to follow is someone to turn from.

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amy

Posted at 12:18 AM on July 2, 2010  

Pinning women against eachother with this virgn / whore complex thing is not good for anyone. Each person has a comfort level with what they show and what they dont. it doesnt make them trashy. You are teaching girls to put eachother into catagories. Dangerous.

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katrina

Posted at 8:13 PM on August 7, 2010  

Thank you. It is aricles like these to categorize and label girls. My high school is full of people labelling each other. Really ticks me off.

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marley

Posted at 12:14 AM on July 2, 2010  

Yes Angelina jolie has taken her clothes off in her earlier films but she is not 17 or no where close to her teens. she didn’t come off disney channel followed by many little fans and took her clothes off or was caught lap dancing a guy and coming out of a hotel with a boyfriend who is 21 like miley cyrus. Angelina jolie is a great actress and I agree 100% with Bonnie. Angelina, taylor, and all the twilight actress got to be where they are now because they are smart about what they do. But if they do end up taking their clothes of, like angelina jolie, its behind a Rate-R movie not infront where the whole public can see.

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John

Posted at 12:58 AM on July 3, 2010  

So, when you strip for an R-rated film that’s fine, but out in public it’s not? Interesting logic? And before she started saving the world and adopting half its population, Angelina was engaging in all sorts of crazy and lewd behavior. That’s fine with me, but please, do not perch her up on some pedestal of Proper Behavior. In fact, if I were a parent I’d be more forgiving of this kind of behavior from a teen — not so much so from an allegedly fully formed woman (ie: role model).

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John

Posted at 11:53 PM on July 1, 2010  

Hey Bonnie: What do you mean if Angelina Jolie had taken her clothes off she wouldn’t be where she is today? She got naked in several of her early roles. Come on, do your homework!

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