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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively covers the June issue of Vogue. She is not an unattractive female, which may be why it’s her third appearance in just over two years.

Anna Wintour gives the following explanation for Blake’s repeat presence:

“Lively has been in Vogue before, when Gossip Girl made its initial dent in the popular psyche in March 2008; for her cover with Mario Testino and Tonne Goodman, in February 2009; and as style icon du jour for New York socials in March 2010.”

Of Blake, Wintour adds: “She’s a terrific role model for young women: sporty, healthy, family-minded, and effortlessly lovely.” That and flat-out … gulp.

Ryan Reynolds with Blake Lively and Baby #3

This dress, skin-tight and amazingly short, has managed to do something Gossip Girl has not in 65 episodes to date – tame Blake Lively’s chest! It can be done!

Lively is currently shooting The Green Lantern in New Orleans, and in the Vogue spread she dons various swimsuits and wetsuits while surfing in San Diego.

The only issue? “I haven’t lived in California for so long,” she told the magazine, “My New York guise is gone. Ostrich flats don’t really work on the beach!”

So true. Click to enlarge more of Vogue‘s Blake Lively pictures

[Photos: Vogue]