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Gossip Boy Penn Badgley Grabs & Erupts in GQ Magazine

By: Ayman - Published: • References: men.style
Fans of the TV show Gossip Girl know Penn Badgley as Dan, the reserved & rather conservative nerd who doesn’t fit in quite right in the scandalous world of the rest of the characters. However, Badgley sheds that image away with a rather suggestive editorial in the new January 2009 issue of GQ Magazine.

How did this happen? First of all, as we have demonstrated recently in the cluster below, GQ is famous for using sex to sell. Secondly, the photographer of this editorial is Terry Richardson.

If you are not familiar with Richardson, let me tell you that he is responsible for some of the raciest and most controversial ads of the last decade, including red hot campaigns for Sisley and Gucci.

In this editorial, ‘American Splendor,’ Richardson has Penn Badgley striking suggestive poses that contrast the preppy conservative ‘Americana style’ fashion pieces he is wearing. This includes pieces from Polo, Michael Kors, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Guess by Marciano, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and more.

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