Gratuitous Hottie Face Off: Penn Badgley vs. Ed Westwick
Confession- I have never actually seen a full episode of Gossip Girl and while I can admire these two very beautiful boys from afar, I'm not exactly privy to the whole 'Blair love triangle' or their GG characters and I feel like I can't make an informed decision. So, I enlisted the help of our graphic design maven, Shiori who is a devout Gossip Girl follower to help me decide who should win this Gratuitous Hottie Pose-Off.
Round 1: Who's better for Blair?
(images via fanpop.com, gossip-girl-blog.cwtv.com)
Shiori Says: I think they're cute together because they connect on a more intellectual level.
Alexandra Says: Apparently this guy is the 'nice' one. Nice guys are great....until you get bored.
Shiori Says: I'm personally all for Blair and Chuck. You can tell they have an intense, passionate relationship.
Alexandra Says: I think Chuck is better looking. He kind of seems like a jerk in that photo though- not liking that face he's making.
Winner: We can't decide. Shiori suspects she is preggers with Chuck's baby but Chuck isn't exactly 'dad' material. On the other hand, Dan is cute but their relationship is simmering not boiling.
Round 2: Who'd make the better arm candy?
(images via listal.com, photos.ed-westwick.org)
Shiori Says: I'm not loving Penn, he has down-to-Earth charm and he's a nice boy but I want something more.
Alexandra Says: I am basing my decision off of Easy A- where he played Emma Stone's love interest and in the end he brought her a tractor to ride off on, just like in Can't Buy Me Love. As an 80's teen movie addict... this pretty much made my heart melt.
Shiori Says: He's mysterious and he has a British accent- sign me up!
Alexandra Says: He is definitely arm candy material with his very coiffed appearance and piercing eyes!
Winner: From a purely physical standpoint, we like Ed better. He is wearing that suit very well, we might add and like any good piece of jewellery, he will make a big statement on your arm.
Round 3: Who's hair would rather run your fingers through?
(images via teenchive.com, justjared.com)
Shiori Says: I feel like Penn's would be softer. I like a tall, dark and handsome man too so I'm all about these raven locks of his.
Alexandra Says: When I look at Penn, I think here is a guy who spends a lot of time, money and effort on his hair to get that, 'I didn't do anything to it at all- I swear!' type of look. Way too high maintenance.
Shiori Says: I hated Chuck's hair season one, but he has definitely improved it. He has started putting effort into his look, which I can appreciate.
Alexandra Says: I like Ed's hair because it looks really thick and voluminous. He kind of reminds me of Robert Pattinson...I hope Ed Westwick showers though.
Winner: We think this one should go to Penn. He deserves it for all the time he takes to look smokin' hot!
Round 4: Naughty or Nice?
(images via photos.ed-westwick.org, fanpop.com)
Shiori Says: I'm going with naughty. Here's why: motorcycle and a leather jacket. Need I say more?
Alexandra Says: I was going to go with naughty but then I felt bad for Dan so I am going with nice. According to Shiori, Dan is a writer so I would fully expect a lovely handwritten love note.
Winner: One point for each... as we like to say, different strokes for different folks.
Champion Winner: It's just too hard to decide between a hottie bad boy and a cute, nice guy writer. Alexandra is all for Penn and Shiori is all for Ed which means it is split vote! Tell us whose side you're on!
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Ugh, Ed looks plastic in every photo. Since I don't watch the show and can only base my opinion off of this article, I'm picking Penn!
love both of them))
This is THE most difficult face off you've had to date!!! (and Alex, you haven't EVER seen Gossip Girl? Shame on you!! lol)
@ Alex rofl that's cause Chuck's don't exist in the real world. :)
Well Penn looks like a man, I have nothing against Ed, but sorry NO. Penn's chest, cheekbones and dark hair - yes please.
@Shiorim I like that you say you love Chuck/Ed way more but Penn is like your boyfriend! Haha- aww poor guy ;P
Chuck/Ed without a doubt. But Penn is much more like my boyfriend (the nice, honest type) but british accents are just hard to resistt.
I refuse to choose between the cute, nice guy and the smokin' hot bad guy! I think every girl needs both types to have a good balance!
@nanng - Actually, Ed is Chuck, so Ali is giving a Brit accent her thumbs up :)
And since when did a British accent become a minus. Cary Grant must be spinning in his grave!
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