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Blake Lively - "Seventeen" August 2008

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Blake Lively opens up in the August 2008 issue Seventeen and shares about the crazy things she does with friends, the hot gossip about her co-stars and what’s really going on between her and her GG boyfriend Penn Badgley.

Here are a few choice quotes from the article:

On her real-life high school compared to Gossip Girl: “Oh, my goodness, my real-life high school experience could not be more different than Gossip Girl. Burbank feels like a small town in the big city of L.A. So for a fun night out, we would go to school fund-raisers. I was very involved in school – I was class president! And all of my friends were good – nobody was too wild. The kids on Gossip Girl enjoy getting a great education, but they couldn’t care less about school itself. But I think at the core, everyone deals with similar things in high school: jealousy, people making up rumors, dating someone you shouldn’t, or wanting to be with someone who’s unattainable.”

On her most awkward moment on Gossip Girl: “Chace and I had to do that scene in the first episode when I’m sitting on his lap on the barstool. Then they call, ‘Cut!’ and I just have to sit on the lap of this guy I met two weeks before! And I’m like, ‘So, you want to get some pizza tonight or something?’ What do you even talk about?!? It’s not as romantic as people think it is.”

On playing Guitar Hero: “I play in tournaments in Brooklyn. I’ll cover myself in sailor tattoos and dress like a rock star. Everyone else dresses totally normally and must think I’m a complete freak!”

On being compared to a hotel heiress: “I once heard someone say that I’m similar to Paris Hilton – since I have a dog and blonde hair, that must mean we’re alike. “It’s a dumb thing to say. I dont think that makes Paris and me similar … I don’t go to clubs, I don’t party, I don’t dance on tables, and I don’t like sex tapes.”

On her relationship with her on-and-off-screen boyfriend and how actors fall for each other: “Penn [Badgley]does these silly dance moves, and he’s very witty and quick, so it’s fun to have sharp banter with him… When you’re saying these words [from the script] that people are making you say to one another, nothing about it is real or genuine. So if two people connect outside their characters, then that’s how they get together.”

On being passionate: “When I care about somebody, whether it’s my best friend or somebody who I would date, I give them all of my heart. I’ve just been so loved, and I’m used to really loving people and trusting them.”

For more on Blake Lively, visit The August issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 8th. Bigger cover pic inside…

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  • Taylor Blue

    OMG..they could have picked a better picture of her… :(

  • vane

    OMG too much photoshop!!

  • SIV


  • anon

    they made her eyes look awful! its so sad cause she’s such a pretty girl!

  • dadad

    like a vampire!!

  • Raquel

    She looks a little bit different in that picture…
    But she’s too beautiful! I just think they could have picked another photo for the cover (like Taylor Blue said) :)

  • Gracey moore

    Honestly, she looks old, can’t believe she is only 22!! In few years soon, she will definitely need Botox. Sorry to say that.

  • asd


  • Megan fox rocks

    love her but hate the cover

  • confessing7girl

    looks weird but still hot!!


    i lovee herrr just the cover is a bit scary.

  • any

    she0s actually 20…. she does looks old!!

    hey i cant comment

  • any

    she’s —sorry!:D

  • katie

    could have picked a different picture!
    although she is beautiful in any picture:)

  • ck

    Love the Blake, but quite possible the worst picture ever taken of her (or worst photoshop job).

  • Jamie Spears Insider

    They could have picked a better picture. Nevertheless, the interview is fascinating to say the least. She certainly has good support that Paris and her are completely unlike.

  • Brittany

    They need to put Leighton on more covers. Well, atleast she’s on the cover on Lucky in which I’ll be getting soon.

  • steph

    She looks like a FOOT! What the hell does anyone see in her?


    she looks weird in this pic but she is still beautiful


  • joss

    she’s pretty, but this picture just doesn’t work

  • Noplotunoriginal

    Ok seriously why is she gracing the covers of these magazines when she’s quite honestly the least talented and most annoying actress from the ‘Gossip Girl’ cast, I mean the woman exaggerates so much in the drama that it’s a real surprise that she’s the one getting the most attention for being talentless. I’ve always noticed this but have to agree that especially in this overly photoshopped cover look, she looks a lot older than the 20 years of age she claims herself to be.

  • Helena

    I feel sorry for Blake. I would be crying if they photoshopped my face like that. Seriously, what did they do her face?! This photoshopping madness should stop!

  • Suzy q

    the picture looks like it’s been inverted! Super jacked up!

  • Suzy q

    the picture looks like it’s been inverted! Super jacked up!

  • denise

    that is a terrible picture!

  • ac

    Wow, I’ve seen candids of her that were way more beautiful. She’s naturally pretty but this picture does her no justice.

  • athena

    That cover picture is definitely not her most beautiful of pictures, nor magazine covers…Seventeen…who are you trying to appeal to…? You’ve made he look much older than she claims to be.

  • tati

    Her mouth is so messed up! Way too much photo editing! She looks plastic!

  • ck

    There are two other covers..IMO much bettter ones..

  • Christi

    I can’t wait to get this! I think Blake is a down to earth girl, and nothing like Paris Hilton. She looks great as usual.

  • Gracey moore

    Seriously, i think Leighton is way too much prettier than Blake. And i prefer to see more Blair’s scene in Gossip Girl than Serena’s.

  • nicole

    the pic doesn’t flatter her .
    but i <3 her

  • HollyGolightly

    She’s so sweet.

    But that cover is horrible. Seventeen never flatters its covergirls…

  • mah

    yeah they used too much photoshop.. they screwed up her cuteface ! =/
    but she is so beautiful ! looove her !

  • stephana

    i seriously think leighton is soo much more talented than blake. i dont really like blake though, but she is quite pretty. freaky cover!

  • TL

    aww, thats a shame. she’s a pretty girl but they effed up that picture.

  • lucy

    my dear god that picture is absolutely awful. im sorry but it looks so fake. if you’re gonna put someone on the cover of a magazine dont make them look fake ya dummy

  • Kristina

    It is on newsstands now! I bought it today! The August issue is also on newsstands.

  • Leslie

    eww! even photoshop isnt enough for her?! damn she’s a “cause perdue” lmfao

    And come on honey, you dont have to bash on other celebs to keep you ‘in’ that’s just pathetic .

    Still love Leighton Meester anyway :D

  • Kelly

    wow. horrible photoshop. it doesn’t even look like her!

  • drewlard

    She’s just tall & blonde but scrap that, you’ve got HORSE FACE!

  • Princess

    that picture is not flattering :s why would they pick that picture?!?!

  • Laya

    She is sooooooo ugly, why they put her in those covers?

  • freja

    i think they resorted to photoshop because they didn’t have much to work with in the first place (nosejob and all)…

    …even photoshop couldn’t help….

  • sheyla

    blake lively is so gorgeous… she always looks good! I love her, but its true they could have picked another picture of her.. there are another 2 covers which i like prefer and IMO she looks way better.. i sitll think she’s amazing and beautiful

  • tiffany

    i just love blake lively

  • sergio

    i’ve never seen some1 hotter than this girl

  • tom

    honestly i dont like how she looks in this cover, but blake is just gorgeous and beautiful..
    jared please more pictures of blake, long time no see!!

  • emily

    this is pretty hideous!!

  • Mellyfromdahood…lol jk

    wow she reminds me of a vampire there..but not a pretty one…wow they could’ve picked a better different the magazine with the extra covers she looked really good they should’ve chose one of them instead of that one!!