Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley was on hand at the Omega Flagship Boutique in NYC last week for a shindig hosted by Omega and GQ magazine in celebration of the 40th Anniversary Of Buzz Aldrin‘s Moon Landing (as you should know, Buzz was the second man to step foot on the moon after Neil Armstrong) and he used the opportunity to show off some newly grown facial hair to all in attendance. Lookin’ a little Joaquin Phoenix for my taste (ie. I don’t particularly like it), Penn is now rockin’ a scruffy new beard:
While I tend to have more of an affinity for the porn’stache (well, except in certain instances), I find that it is much more difficult for celebs to properly rock the beard. An ungroomed beard (ie. scraggly-lookin’) tends to look … dirty. That is not to say that it is dirty, just that it looks dirty/smelly. I don’t know that the chin strap really works on Mr. Badgley. I suspect this new look will go away once production starts on new eps of Gossip Girl, an event I am really lookin’ forward to. Tho, props to Penn for trying out a new look. But I gotta say that this one is a miss for me but I’m sure there are some of y’all that like this look on him. Yes? Anyone? Any pirates out there?
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