Leighton Meester's life is nothing if not eventful. During her Allure photo shoot — she's the January cover girl — a machine that was used to create a moody setting caught on fire and seven fireman turned up to the rescue. Some girls have all the luck. But this is about as dramatic as the shoot got because Miss Meester is famously chilled in comparison to Blair Waldorf, the bitchy Upper East Sider that the 24-year-old plays in Gossip Girl. Looking back on an old photograph, Leighton tells the magazine that her no makeup, no hair dye approach to beauty hasn't changed much since. But this self-confessed "hippie" sure brings her A-game with her to photo shoots. She looks ah-mazing with a mass of classic waves created by hairstylist Odile Gilbert and gold and brown eyes, topped off with a matte red lip. LOVE. Asked about that killer bod of hers, Leighton's equally as chilled, telling the mag: "I hate working out for the sake of working out—it's a chore. I hate going to the gym, and I don't really care to do it." So how does she stay trimmed and toned? Yoga. "It's pretty fast-paced. I never get bored."