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Kids' Choice Awards: Taylor Momsen tries out 'appropriate' outfit for tween show [Video]

April 2, 2011 |  8:32 pm

It was just last year that Taylor Momsen was busy playing one of the prominent characters on "Gossip Girl" -- until the actress decided to take a hiatus from the show to concentrate on her music career.

But being taken seriously as a musician after playing little Jenny Humphrey has been a challenge, Momsen admitted.

"It's still something I'm overcoming -- getting people to just give the record a chance and not write it off," she said on the orange carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday. "Because it really is something I Kids Choice Awards have been working on my whole life. I've been writing songs since I was 5 years old, so that's what I want to do with my life is make records and tour until I'm dead."

Momsen's new record will be released later this month, and then she'll embark on a tour for the next year -- where we're sure she'll be sporting plenty of her infamously racy outfits. But for the Nickelodeon show, anyway, she toned it down.

"I figured I'd be appropriate," she said of her relatively demure get-up. Still, she was decked out with her usual mass of black eye makeup. Just how much eyeliner does she go through, we asked?

"I actually don't use much eyeliner. I use black eyeshadow, so not too much [eyeliner], honestly," she smiled.


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