Yikes: How To Be Like Serena Van Der Woodsen From Gossip Girl

In some ways, WikiHow is a good website. A friend of mine used it to learn how to make a 3D dinosaur cake, which is the first time the internet has ever been useful to anyone! Sorry, Google. Don’t be evil. But also WikiHow is a ridiculous website. Namely because it has features like the one I found today: How to Be Like Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl (thanks for the tip, Steven).


  1. Serena is very cool, and calm. She has a wild side, so you should have a wild side, yet open and understanding
  2. She does not care for her looks AS MUCH as Blair does. When she looks good, she gives it her best. She always has a face full of makeup, and the trendiest purses and clothes. try brand name, like D&G, or Chanel, etc.
  3. Serena is not a slut. Do not flirt with everyone you see.
  4. She is faithful and loving.
  5. She is nice, and modest.
  6. She has GOOD hygiene.

Whoops, they forgot Step 1: Be 45 years old.

As you know, I am currently catching up on Gossip Girl in preparation for season 2, and I can tell you that no one should aspire to be like Serena Van Der Woodsen. That’s like aspiring to be a MILF. It’s not so bad to end up being a MILF but you don’t work towards being a MILF, you know? Anyway, if you’re still trying to become Serena Van Der Woodsen, WikiHow also has a few PRO-TIPS:


  • If you cannot afford brand name, DO NOT GET A KNOCK-OFF! people WILL notice, and you will get less respected.
  • Do not alter your hair color if it does not suit you
  • Never tell anyone that you are trying to be like her.

The first rule of Serena Van Der Woodsen Club is you don’t talk about Serena Van Der Woodsen Club. You will get less respectedacated. But the most important tip if you want to be Serena Van Der Woodsen is STOP IT.