Saturday, May 15, 2010
Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf
Blair Cornelia Waldorf, born November 17, was born to high society on Manhattan's exclusive Upper East Side. Her father is Harold Waldorf, Esquire, a formerly closeted gay man and successful lawyer, and her mother is Eleanor Waldorf Rose, an Upper East Side hostess. She has a younger sibling named Tyler Waldorf. After her mother's marriage to Cyrus Rose, she gained a step sibling named Aaron Rose, an alternative vegan, and a half-sister, Yale Rose. After Blair's father ran off with a man to France, he and his partner, Giles, adopted Cambodian twins, Ping and Pong. Blair grew up with uber-girl Serena van der Woodsen and future boyfriend Nate Archibald. She is described to be 5'4" and slender, with brilliant blue eyes, long brunette hair (for the first four books), and a fox-like face. Her two allies, after former best friend Serena left for her New Hampshire boarding school, are Kati Farkas and Isabel Coates. She cuts her long brunette hair to her ears and continues to cut it to look like her idol, Audrey Hepburn.
Blair's a student at the Constance Billard School for Girls, a small, elite, all-girls school located at 93rd and Madison Avenue, and suffered from bulimia. She wants to attend Yale University, notably with on/off boyfriend Nate, but in the end she goes to Yale alone. Blair, before going off to college, usually lived with her mother, step father, and full and half/step siblings in a penthouse apartment on Fifth Avenue. She also lived at The Plaza Hotel, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with Vanessa Abrams, the original apartment where Breakfast at Fred's was shot with Serena, designer Bailey Winter's East Hampton summer home, and the Yale Club of New York City.