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What Gossip Girl Characters Would Be Like in 2019

Spotted all over media, Gossip Girl is set to have a reboot in 2020. The CW show that followed the lives of wealthy prep-school teens will be making a return next year and we all have mixed emotions of excitement and fear. It seems as though every classic show or movie has announced a reboot, leaving us all ranting on Twitter; but Gossip Girl is one of those shows that have the potential to thrive in the modern age. While we are all wondering whether the cast will be just as good or if there will be any cameos from original members, here is what we envisioned the OG Upper East Siders’ lives to be like in 2019. 

Serena van der Woodsen 

Serena van der Woodsen is the Gigi Hadid of 2019. Rather than taking red-eye flights to Europe to party on yachts, Serena would be spending her weekends in L.A. attending exclusive events with Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner. Spotted on the runway, Serena van der Woodsen strutting down the aisle of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alongside her frenemy, Bella Hadid. 

Dan Humphrey 

Brooklyn boy, Dan Humphrey, would spend most of his time in coffee shops reviewing medium roasts and sending in freelance pitches to the New York Times. Lonely boy seems to be the only one out of the loop in the age of social media. Since he refuses to make a Snapchat, Dan insists that Whatsapp is the only way to communicate even though his only international friend is the Dutch girl he met at his father’s art gallery (which is thriving BTW). 

Nate Archibald

Nate Archibald’s Instagram is a collection of photos with friends, horribly lit gym beast mirror pics, and vacation photo opts in the Hamptons. He went to Barcelona once and can’t stop captioning his posts “Pura Vida”. But the truth behind this cliche playboy is that he’s extremely vulnerable and only leaves girls on read because he’s dealing with his father’s embezzlement scandal at home. 

Chuck Bass

Chuck Bass is one hundred percent a Trump supporter. It’s only fair to assume Bass industries have a great alliance with Trump. Chuck made the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018 and made that his Tinder bio. Swipe left if you don’t have a trust fund. Nevermind that, Chuck invests in LinkedIn to create a dating app for business elites. 

Jenny Humphrey

Little J isn’t so little anymore now that she has an Instagram fashion line. Jenny Humphrey has 100K followers with all of the brand deals to prove it. She’s the queen of Constance now that she’s on Kylie Cosmetics’ PR list. 

Blair Waldorf

Blair Waldorf demands that her maid/nanny, Dorota, learns how to give her Vampire facials so she can be even more youthful than Kim Kardashian. Blair sticks her nose up at Youtube stars like Nicolette Gray that flash their wealth, but she refuses to admit she has a Jeffree Star sized closet for her handbags and shoes. 

The Gossip Girl reboot has fans theorizing whether or not it will live up to the original, but that’s one secret we’ll never tell. You know you love me.


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Julia Gigis is a Multimedia Journalism major at The University of Montevallo. She currently is a marketing intern for RFG Advisory and StrongHer Money. You probably know her as the girl that "dates without dating apps" on Tik Tok, generating over 6 million views and 59k+ followers. In her free time, Julia likes to brunch and take pretentious photos with lattes.
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