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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Throw those two fellas back in the play pen and dust em with talc...they ain't done by a long shot! Pull a couple men from the stage crew working Hamilton's Gore park of an evening and then see who's the hottie and who's the nottie!! Just a thought from a woman tired of being offered kool-aid as an actual end of the night time drink.
Chuck all the way - especially since Ed Westwick has a British accent.
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