All the way back in 2007, Gossip Girl premiered and changed everyone's lives forever. Let's take a look at the cast in the pilot versus now.
Blake Lively played Serena van der Woodsen, Upper East Side Queen, socialite, and the subject of everyone's hair envy:
Leighton Meester played Blair Waldorf, Serena's best frenemy, headband icon, and all-around inspiration:
Penn Badgley played Dan Humphrey, aka Lonely Boy, tortured young writer and lord of the Broody McBrood Face:
Taylor Momsen played Jenny Humphrey, Dan's sister, budding mean girl, and gifted seamstress:
And Matthew Settle played Rufus Humphrey, Jenny and Dan's dad, failed '90s musician, and originator of the leather man-choker:
Chace Crawford played Nate Archibald, tortured rich kid, Blair's boyfriend, and King of the Hair Swoop:
Connor Paolo played Eric van der Woodsen, Serena's kind and sensitive younger brother:
And Kelly Rutherford played Lily van der Woodsen, Serena and Eric's mother, former groupie, and Duchess of Divorce Settlement Money:
Spotted: A cast that's still gorgeous. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
NOTE: Ed Westwick, who played Chuck Bass, was omitted from this post on account of the sexual assault allegations against him.