'Gossip' Boy Ed's Birthday Gift to You: 22 Hot Shots

In honor of the Gossip Girl star's 22nd birthday, enjoy steamy photos of TV's hottest bad boy.

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ROUGH & TUMBLE

ROUGH & TUMBLE
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No one makes scruffy look this sexy! The Gossip Girl pairs his day-old beard with a touch of Upper East Side glam in an orange satin shirt and matching tweed suit for the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on June 2.

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VEGAS, BABY!

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From the Upper East Side to Sin City, Westwick gets set to celebrate his 21st birthday Chuck Bass-style in a sleek black suit, skinny tie and slicked-back hair last June.

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BIRTHDAY BOY

BIRTHDAY BOY
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Something flashier than his birthday cake catches Westwick’s eye inside his birthday bash last June at TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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MOTHER-CHUCKER!

MOTHER-CHUCKER!
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Drink in hand? Check! Smoking jacket? Check! Smoldering gaze? Double-check! In character as Gossip Girl’s resident bad boy Chuck Bass, the actor looks ready to stir up trouble among the denizens of the Upper East Side.

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STIFF UPPER LIP

STIFF UPPER LIP
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Back home in England, the London native offers up his signature half-smirk while he promotes his other career as a rock star at the BBC in April.

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MIC CHECK

MIC CHECK
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As the lead singer of The Filthy Youth, Westwick (in 2008) takes to the clubs of the Lower East Side to perform, often to star-packed audiences.

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MODEL CITIZEN

MODEL CITIZEN
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Besides acting and singing, Westwick has also modeled fashion for magazines including GQ and Harper’s Bazaar.

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MADE IN THE SHADES

MADE IN THE SHADES
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Westwick is a hot red-carpet regular at parties on both coasts. Here, the actor practices his over-the-sunglasses stare in a pair of Ray Bans at the brands N.Y.C. Clubmaster party in December.

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PERFECT PITCH

PERFECT PITCH
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He may not be stripped down to his skivvies like fellow British heartthrob , but Westwick still smolders in his skinny jeans and tight-striped top while lending his signature pout to the K-Swiss sneaker ad campaign.

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ROCKER CHIC

ROCKER CHIC
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Leaving Chuck Bass’s proper suits at home, a tousled Westwick works a rock-star look with a wide-open button-up, tight pants and loosely tied scarf at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.

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HIGH-FLYING

HIGH-FLYING
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Is he gunning to remake Top Gun? Westwick hides his gaze behind classic aviator shades and tough leather bomber jacket while landing at Los Angeles International Airport on June 5.

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THE THINKER

THE THINKER
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Contemplating his next shady move, Westwick, as Chuck Bass, takes in the bar scene in his signature chic attire. Will he reveal where his love of purple came from?

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DRESSED TO KILL

DRESSED TO KILL
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Westwick takes a nod from his character’s sartorial prowess, going for a tailored gray suit, a perfectly slicked-back do and a sexy pout at The CW’s upfront presentation in New York City in May.

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GOAL-ORIENTED

GOAL-ORIENTED
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“I’ve never been a real gym guy. I always got my fitness through playing soccer,” Westwick has told PEOPLE. With girlfriend and costar Jessica Szohr (not pictured) watching him from the sidelines, the actor shows shows off his sporty side in an L.A. celebrity soccer tournament in May.

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NEED A LIFT?

NEED A LIFT?
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Is this how he picks up the ladies? In character as Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl’s resident villain arrives in style while shooting a scene in Manhattan in February.

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TEAM SPIRIT

TEAM SPIRIT
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He may be British-born, but a shaggy Westwick pays homage to the home team, the New York Yankees, while on the Manhattan set of Gossip Girl last year.

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PLAID POWER

PLAID POWER
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Work it! Who needs supermodels when Westwick can make a kilt and boots look this sexy? The actor took to the runway as part of the “Dressed to Kilt” charity fashion show in March in New York City.

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SAY CHEESE

SAY CHEESE
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Skipping the tie and showing what roommate and costar jokingly refers to as his “velcro patch of chest hair”, Westwick is more than ready for his close-up at the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. on June 7.

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PREP SCHOOL

PREP SCHOOL
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He even makes grandpa cardigans look hot! In classic Chuck Bass fashion, Westwick brings preppy to a whole new level in an embroidered cardigan over a matching tie, pink shirt and suit pants on the Gossip Girl set last year.

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HEARTBREAKER

HEARTBREAKER
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With those pouty lips, is it any wonder that Westwick (at a 2008 movie premiere) has been linked to stars including Drew Barrymore and Jessica Szohr?

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PUPPY LOVE

PUPPY LOVE
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And you thought he couldn’t get more appealing! Westwick cozies up to a furry friend backstage at the “Dressed to Kilt” event in New York City in March.

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PRINCE CHARMING

PRINCE CHARMING
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Though Chuck Bass is a commitment-phobe, in real life Westwick (on set in New York City in March) is all about romance. “I’m childish at times, passionate, a little crazy, I guess,” Westwick tells PEOPLE. “And I pride myself on being one of the last romantics.” Swoon.

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