Terry Richardson photographed Leighton Meester for the cover and editorial in the September issue of Harpers Bazaar. The Gossip Girl breakout star wears Gap Jeans ($69.50) and speaks candidly about the perils of fame at 23. She has already arrived on Maxim’s Hot 100 list (#12), and her love of fashion which is far different than that of Blair Waldorf (who is 18 on the show) saying, “I love Stella McCartney, Chloé, the Row, Lanvin, and Calvin Klein.”

Meester who releases her own CD in November already was featured on a catchy track with Cobra Starship called “Good Girls Go Bad” which was far better received than anyone expected. I can’t wait for the new season of Gossip Girl which premieres September 14th.