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Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr Dons Body Paint for SoBe (photos)

Jessica Szohr is best known as the “bad ass” girl from Brooklyn on the CW show, “Gossip Girls.” But she’s about to be seen in a whole new light, wearing nothing but body paint, in a new SoBe Lifewater campaign.

Last year, ‘Twilight” hottie Ashley Greene kicked off a similar ad campaign, painted to the max, or is that minimum?

The ads were so sensational, the company tapped Szohr, 25, to follow Greene this year.

The up-and-coming actress plays Vanessa Abrams on the show, who is Dan Humphrey’s (Penn Badgley) childhood friend and occasional love interest. In real life she’s in a realtionship with “Gossip Girl” co-star Ed Westwick.

Although her profile is decidedly lower than other Gossip Girl stars, such as Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen and Blake Lively, many consider Szohr the show’s next big breakout star.

Check out Jessica’s photos; click to enlarge!

Following Greene in a SoBe campaign, definitely can’t hurt. She’ll get to show off her assets in the widely publicized Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, even if she’s just appearing in one of the ads, in February.

Like Greene, Szohr strips down to body paint in a reptilian design and poses against a waterfall and running naked through the streets of Costa Rica.

“Last year’s SoBe Lifewater skinsuit shoot took place on a gorgeous beach; this year’s skinsuit shoot in the jungle was still amazing, but a little different. It definitely had an edgy vibe that I loved,” Jessica said in a statement.

Szohr appears in the romantic comedy “Love, Wedding, Marriage,” along with Mandy Moore and Kellan Lutz.

She is also set to star in the Eric Amadio-directed indie film, “Walks” with Brittany Snow and Rumer Willis.

Next, she will also have a role in the indie post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, “Hirokin” which began production last July.

She’ll play a “cunning temptress,” and judging by her SoBe photos she’s been well cast. Check them out.

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