Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester shows off her toned figure for Cosmopolitan
As Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester is more likely to be found wearing a cute prom-style dress than a flesh-baring outfit. But in her personal life, the same cannot be said, as the 26-year-old actress proved when she sported a minuscule bra top and sexy pair of hotpants in the pages of Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine. However, while Leighton looks sleek and glamorous in the photographs, she admits in the accompanying interview that she prefers to dress down and go casual on her time away from the spotlight. She said: "I don't care if there are a million pictures of me with no make-up. I love being able to walk down the street without it. We should promote women not having to wear make-up, or at least feel we can go out without it." Leighton added that while there are things she would like to change about her appearance, she tries to accept how she looks as much as possible. She said: "I wish I was stronger and more flexible. But I can always say, 'I'd love my body if my legs were thinner, I'd love my hair if it were thicker.' You can do things to change the way you look, but it's good to just say, I love myself in this moment.'... As soon as you stop getting pimples, you start getting wrinkles, so what's there to be upset about?"
— Daily Mail