Leighton Meester Lightens Up Her Locks: Love It or Hate It?

04/29/2009 at 05:19 PM ET

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Gossip Girl‘s Queen Bee Leighton Meester might be known for her brown hair, but today in L.A. the actress showed off a buzz-worthy new honey blonde style. While it took us by surprise at first, we did remember that Leighton is actually a natural blonde who went brunette for her role in the hit show — so unlike Kim Kardashian, she’s returning to her true roots! Tell us: Do you prefer Leighton as a blonde, or should she go back to brunette?

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Kaela on

Although Leighton Meester is gorgeous no matter what she does I prefer her as a brunette. She just looks so fantastic with dark brown hair!

Juliane on

Brunette +_+

Mikaela on

hmmm i guess brunette..i have never seen her blonde so i will have to get used of it

Giulia on

I think that people see her better as a brunette mostly because they’re used to see her as brunette.
She looks good as a blonde, it’ her natural color by the way. And for the people who doubt about blonde being her natural color… If you look her pictures or even Gossip girl, you can see that her hair is dyed.

Christin on

I had seen her on House as a blond before doing gossip girl and I still like her hair better brown. It’s fits her complexion better… she’s been lightening it for a while but i really like her original dark brown hair

Summer on

I love it both ways and i totally agree that it look more summery which i love i think when summer ends she should dye it back to brown but I love you Leighton and you inspired me to do the same with my hair!!

ellen on

well its her natural haircolor so… i would change it too

Vonnie on

I saw her as a blonde first on House, so I never really got used to her as a brunette.

I think she looks great either way, though.

mary on

Love the way her hair’s just trully is – which is blonde. If others don’t like it as much as they prefer brunette then, you really don’t like Leighton. ‘Cause if you really like her, then you must also like the way she just really are from, i don’t know, the moment she was born?! – which is having a blonde hair.

But if she likes to dye her hair brunette- but i bet it’s only for her character on gossip girl- then, it’s fine by me. She still looks great with it.

But i know, she really doesn’t want to permanently change her hair to brunette. ‘Cause obviously, she still finds time to bring her true hair colors back – which is, as i’ve said earlier again, BLONDE.


Kathy on

Too bad she was born a blonde and only had to dye her hair brunette for the show. let her do whatever she wants. it’s her head.

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