Leighton Meester’s Shocking New Look & the Rest of the ‘Gossip Girl’ Cast Now

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CW Network's Gossip Girl Launch Party
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MTV TRL Presents Omarion, J. Holiday & The Cast Of Gossip Girl
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THEN (2007): Leighton Meester


NOW (2018): Leighton Meester

CW Network's Gossip Girl Launch Party
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THEN (2007): Blake Lively

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NOW (2018): Blake Lively

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THEN (2011): Penn Badgley

2018 A+E Upfront
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NOW (2018): Penn Badgley

Telefilm Festival 2008 - Gossip Girl Press Conference
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THEN (2008): Chace Crawford

2017 GQ Men of the Year Party - Arrivals
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NOW (2017): Chace Crawford

MTV TRL Presents Blake Lewis, John C. Reilly & Gossip Girl Cast
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THEN (2007): Ed Westwick

BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 - Arrivals
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NOW (2017): Ed Westwick

2007 Summer TCA Tour - Day 11
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THEN (2007): Taylor Momsen

2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 - Backstage
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NOW (2014): Taylor Momsen

Henri Bendel & YSL Beaute Celebrate
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THEN (2008): Jessica Szohr


THEN (2017): Jessica Szohr

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When it premiered in 2007, Gossip Girl was one of the hottest and most controversial series on the air.

The CW teen drama depicted the spoiled lives of entitled high schoolers on the Upper East Side of Manhattan—who wouldn’t obsess over that lifestyle?—highlighting their over-the-top homes and wardrobes. Plus, it actually talked about teens having sex, drinking, and fighting.

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Betty and Veronica are the new Serena and Blair.

By the time the show came to an end in 2012, the cast—Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass), Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey), Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald), Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey), and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams) were bonafide stars.

But where are they now? Click through the gallery above to see what the cast looks like today!