Penn Badgley's New Beard: Love It or Hate it?

06/04/2009 at 02:32 PM ET

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Spotted: Penn Badgley sporting some major new facial hair growth. The Gossip Girl star (and real-life boyfriend to costar Blake Lively) is saying good-bye to his clean-shaven baby face and adding some serious facial hair that borders on a beard. Could this be Dan’s new grown-up college look? Or is Penn just taking a more relaxed approach to his personal grooming these days while on hiatus from the CW show? Either way, we want to know what you think of his new hipster look. Tell us: Do you prefer Penn clean-shaven or hairy?

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Nichole on

Hate it!!! He’s probably just not shaving b/c they’re not filming right now. Takin it easy.

Kaitlin on

ewwww!!!!! i love penn & gossip girl but he looks like a dark haired version of spencer pratt now!

Fashionista on


kookla on

It’s a bad attempt of Penn to look like he has a chin. It only emphasizes how thin his lips are

T on

Love it. It’s so sexy on him but like clean shaven as well

lovin on

Not feeling that beard at all. Maybe he is growing it out for a movie role but I definitely don’t want him to show up at Gossip Girls with it! LOL

Toccara on

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Penn….seriously…wtf are ya thinking?

sarah on

Better clean shaven

Alecia Chavies on

I think the beard makes his face look a little chubby… So I really don’t like the beard.. I wish he would grow his hair back out like it was in John Tucker Must Die.. I thought he looked his sexiest then…

KC on

I’m not really a fan in any way, I mean, he is a good looking guy, but not my thing. Anyways, that isn’t a very good picture of him with the facial hair to begin with, I’ve seen another photo that actually looked pretty good. I think it’s alright.

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