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Carly Rae Jepsen Doesn't Mind If People Think She's a Teen

Image courtesy of 604 / Schoolboy / Interscope Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of 604 / Schoolboy / Interscope Records (via ABC News Radio)

In addition to the out-of-nowhere success of her song "Call Me Maybe," the most surprising thing Carly Rae Jepsen may be her age.  Though many fans and observers assume she's a teen, Carly is actually 26.  In fact, she's going to be 27 next month.  That makes her older than Lady Gaga , and just a year younger than Katy Perry .  But Carly says she doesn't mind that so many folks assume she's a kid.

Speaking to the Minneapolis Star-Tribute , Carly says, "What woman doesn't love to hear that she looks younger?  I have to say it's flattering and a little bit shocking for me 'cause I never think of myself as that young." 

She adds, "Last night, someone said '15' and I'm looking at them like 'Really? I don't see it.'"

One reason why some people think Carly is younger than she is is because "Call Me Maybe" is such an innocent, bubblegum-like tune.  But Carly says she doesn't deliberately attempt to write songs about teenage emotions.  "I write what I write.  No real thought about how my age fits in," she explains.

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