When Gossip Girl reached a dramatic finish in December last year the character we all knew we would miss most was glamorous and feisty Upper East Sider Blair Waldorf. Actress Leighton Meester played the role to perfection with enough pithy one-liners, (sometimes) unintentionally funny observations and successfully co-ordinated outfits that we were inclined to think that Blair deserved her own spin-off. Fortunately Mrs. Chuck Bass has no need to go down the Joey Tribbiani route as at the end of season six she married her not-so-charming prince much to the delight of the show's ever-loyal audience who watched her tie the knot in a blue lace gown by Elie Saab.
So on Leighton Meester's 27th birthday we thought we'd celebrate with a round up of our favourite Blair Wardorf-isms. A lot of them flew out of her mouth in the midst of or as a result of a firey encounter with Chuck and all of them are loaded with steely determination and a distaste for anyone attempting to stand in the way of her rise to the top. Post Gossip Girl Leighton has been linked to her The Oranges co-star Adam Brody (AKA Seth Cohen from The O.C.) and has starring role in the works alongside Robert Downey Jr., Ben Barnes and even Gossip Girl herself, Kristen Bell. But one thing's for certain, we'll never forget Blair - and here's why...
1. "A hot lifeguard is like kleenex, use once and throw away!"
2. "Like a Bass out of hell."
3. "What is Thanksgiving without a side of drama?"
4. [to Georgina] "Haven't you heard? I'm the crazy bitch around here."
5. "Whoever said that money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop."
6. "I'm not a stop along the way. I'm a destination. And if you refuse to come, I'm gonna need to find a replacement... girls, the waiting list?"
7. "Damn that mother Chucker!"
8. "Usually I have a "never say never" policy, but for you I'll make an exception."
9. "Here's my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn't work, have a lot of mimosas."
10. "Only a masochist could ever love such a narcissist."
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