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14 Reasons Hayley Williams Is The Perfect Punk Role Model

Paramore's frontwoman is passionate, fashionable, and her stage presence is as fiery as her hair. Here's every reason to love this pop-punk goddess.

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This is Hayley Williams.

The Franklin, Tennessee, native scored a deal with Atlantic Records at the tender age of 14. Her managers wanted to sign her as a solo pop artist but she objected; grrrl wanted to play in an "alternative" rock band.

OK, so maybe, like, a million slightly angsty angels.

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Whatever, feeling all the feelings also means you're "soulful," right?


She's the frontwoman of the band Paramore.

They were a pop-punk band that formed in 2004 and wrote songs about being young and paranoid. Now they're a rock band that play arenas all over the world, and they still write songs about being young and paranoid.

But no one really knows who these guys are.

Paramore was founded by Hayley with a pair of brothers. There was a falling out or something and now there are these guys who aren't brothers.


4. But also Gwen Stefani (of the early '00s).

No Doubt era, minus the unfortunate ska period. Both ladies are the face of their bands, both use their gender to (unapologetically) empower young girls.

Thank god for the internet: There are only about 1 million photographs of Hayley and Gwen wearing the same stuff. I wonder if they shop together. Or at the same place. Or have the same stylist. How does fashion work?


7. She's probably the only person in the history of Warped Tour to get her own cosmetics line.

And it's entirely inspired by her HAIR. Too bad no one will look good wearing it except for her.


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She is wearing a studded fanny pack. SHE IS WEARING A STUDDED FANNY PACK!!

14. And despite whatever your shortcomings are, she's still into you.

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