From B-movie starlet to ‘Gossip Girl’ to New York City fashion icon, Leighton Meester has surely risen through the ranks since she started acting as a teen. While we’re not qualified to say whether her talent has risen with her start status, we know there’s one thing that’s remained consistent no matter Meester’s station – her hotness.

We’re not the first to celebrate the Texas native’s beauty. Meester was named one of the 100 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine last year. She shared the honor with her ‘Gossip Girl’ co-stars.

You’re probably not a huge ‘Gossip Girl’ fan, but you’ve no doubt seen Meester appearing in ads for Reebok, Vera Wang and other brands. She’s also starred in a few hit movies, including ‘The Roommate’ and ‘Country Strong.’

The 26-year-old actress is also a singer. She’s worked with Lil’ Wayne, Rascall Flats and Cobra Starship among others.

Leighton Meester  -- hot, talented and super chic. Yeah, she’s crush-worthy.

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