Taylor Swift Beats Justin Bieber for Hall of Fame Honor
Fearless warbler Swift has edged out the "Baby" singer for a spot in the Bowling Museum Hall of Fame, following a heated contest that resulted in nearly 1.3 million online votes being cast.
Voting was opened to the public from July 21 to August 7 to coincide with National Bowling Week (as if you didn't know), and in the end Swift edged out Bieber with 613,324 votes, compared to Bieber's 608,015. Kingpin star Bill Murray and Big Lebowski dude Jeff Bridges came in distant third and fourth places, with Kim Kardashian rounding out the top five.
Said Bowling Proprietors' Association of America executive director Steve Johnson of the results,
"In many ways Taylor Swift perfectly represents the current face of bowling, especially as the sport enjoys unprecedented growth in popularity among youth, women and young adults. While we are grateful to Justin Bieber and all of our candidates for their enthusiasm for our great sport, we are tremendously proud to welcome Ms. Swift as our celebrity inductee into the Hall of Fame and we extend our deepest congratulations to her and the hundreds of thousands of fans who cast votes on her behalf."
Check out footage of Swift displaying her prowess on the lanes in the video below:
Congratulations, Taylor! Let's celebrate with some bowling-related music, shall we?