Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leighton Meester Cover Marie Claire's April Issue!

On the cover of Marie Claire's April issue, Leighton Meester sports a wispy look that we love! Meester is truly one of our favorite style stars. Whether spotted on the television screen as Blair Waldorf on the hit series, Gossip Girl, or dawning a decadent look on the red carpet, the 25 year-old actress is most known for her edgy yet flirtatiously-feminine style. So we're excited to share with you an exclusive peek inside the mag for Leighton Meester's fab feature!
Although her role on the CW show is that of a rich girl snob with a covet-worthy wardrobe, Meester's real-life persona is nothing short of a sweetheart. In her chat with Marie Claire, she shares the story behind how she got discovered, opens up about her relationship experiences, and dishes on her fresh jump into film alongside Adam Sandler in the comedy That's My Boy--set to release this summer--"in which she plays a neurotic bride who 'starts out sweet, then gets crazier and crazier.'" However, the most intriguing and surprising detail for us is Meester's less-than-glamorous upbringing. According to her interview with the mag, "Meester's mother, Constance, gave birth to her while serving federal prison time for drug trafficking. Meester was not, she has oft clarified, born in jail. She was delivered in a hospital, then transferred to a halfway house for three months, after which she was sent to live with her grandmother until Constance's release. Her father, Doug, also served time for drug-related offenses. He and Constance would later divorce."
Who would've known?! We think it's great that she didn't let her family's "crazy history" (as she put it) hinder her greatest ambitions and dreams. "You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up," she said. "But I've always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved." Be sure to get your copy Marie Claire's April issue for Leighton Meester's full interview among other amazing features as it hits newsstands on Tuesday, March 20th!

As an added bonus, we got our hands on some exclusive video footage of Leighton Meester's cover shoot with Marie Claire! Enjoy!
Posted by: Kameron S.

Photos: Daily Stab, Marie Claire

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