Leighton Meester scored the January cover of Allure, and inside she posed for some racy underwear shots — check out their look back at the actress's style evolution. The Gossip Girl star, who just revealed she's leaving the show in 2012, opened up in the magazine about her upcoming big-screen release Country Strong, which she appears in alongside new Walk of Fame honour recipient Gwyneth Paltrow. Leighton also spoke about her past as a wild party girl, sex, and her rumoured rivalry with Blake Lively. Leighton said:
- On partying in the past: "We had craaaazy parties, we had DJ's, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette . . . I mean, drinking is one thing — overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You'd be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you're living the nightlife scene, that's what people do."
- On her alleged rivalry with Blake Lively: "It's unfortunate when women are pitted against each other, like with Sex and the City. People say, 'They're jealous of each other.' Come on! They're all rich, successful, great actresses."
- On her love life: "It's wonderful to be in love. And it's definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it's OK if you don't find him and you're 24. You can find it someday."