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Friday, 8 April 2016

Five Times Blair Waldorf Was Role Model Material


Next year sees ten years since Gossip Girl first aired. That’s ten years since headbands were huge thanks to BW and XOXO was a regular text sign off. Aside from the fashion we all had a favourite GG. Whilst I loved how laid-back Serena was and at times admired Little J for her spirit, Blair was my girl. Why? Because in spite of all the scheming (there was lots of it), deep down she was genuine, vulnerable and head strong. Sure she’s no Eleanor Roosevelt but she had something about her.

She Overcame Her Insecurities

From her eating disorder to her dad walking out on the family and her best friend sleeping with her boyfriend, her life never ran smooth but did she let it bring her down? No she did not. She learnt from her bad experiences and let them empower her.

She Didn’t Need A Man

Chuck broke her heart countless times but she didn’t need him, Nate or anyone else in her life to survive. She was headstrong, had lots of friends and family around her that her relationship was a bonus and not a necessity. Whilst she ended up married (sorry, spoiler alert), she’d conquered a good career, education and lived her life for her prior to putting a ring on her finger.

She Was Career Focused

From attempting to get into Yale, to being a straight A student and then carrying on her mum’s business whilst juggling guys, Gossip Girl and general Upper East Side drama, her career drove her.

She’d Do Anything For Her Friends

No matter what they did, she had their back. Case in point? Serena slept with her boyfriend and by episode three they’d fought it out (literally) and things were all a-okay again. Until a couple of episodes later when they’d inevitably fall out again. But they’d always make it up.

She Bared Her Soul

Whilst she had a great poker face, to those she loved, she’d give everything from her time to every emotion she had. We all breathed a huge sigh of relieve at the end of season three, when after countless episodes of Blair telling Chuck how much she loved him, he finally admitted he loved her too. About time Chuck. Whilst she could hold her shit together, she was more vulnerable and caring than she ever let on. 
 And if her own attributes weren’t enough to convince you, take a look at the whole ‘Dair’ pairing. Season one they hated each other, even Rufus defended what Dan described as "basically everything I hate about the Upper East Side distilled into one 95-pound, doe-eyed, bonmot-tossing, label-whoring package of girly evil.” Yet fast forward a few seasons and they both fell for each other. 
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