Leighton Meester Lights Up NYC (PHOTOS)

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Thanks to her Gossip Girl status, Leighton Meester is one of New York City’s hottest commodities which is why she was on hand to light the Empire State building red and white on Thursday afternoon.

Leighton was (of course) looking chic in a tan blouse along with a printed skirt and is it just us, or has she considerably lightened her locks?

The famous skyscraper changes color every so often and the new red and white hues have a special meaning.

Leighton, along with fashion designer Vera Wang, flipped the switch in honor of the 5th Annual DKMS Gala to raise awareness for bone marrow donors in New York City.

Beautiful on the inside and the outside!

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