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

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Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen and Ed Westwick attend the launch party for CW Network's 'Gossip Girl'
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Leighton Meester poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios in 2007
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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

Penn Badgley attends the 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

Ed Westwick poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios
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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

Taylor Momsen speaks 2007 Summer TCA Tour
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THEN (2007): Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
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NOW (2014): Taylor Momsen

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

Jessica Szohr attends the premiere of Showtime's

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.

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!