Leighton Meester versus Minka Kelly: who looks cuter?


The other day, we had Minka Kelly’s GQ interview to promote her role in The Roommate, the re-imagining of Single White Female set in college, with Leighton Meester in the psychotic Jennifer Jason Leigh role. The Roommate looks… wonderfully awful, like a girl fight cheesefest that will deliver hilarious and ridiculous lines for years to come. Anyway, The Roommate gets a wide release next week, so the premieres and screenings have already begun. Last night there was a screening in West Hollywood, and both Leighton and Minka showed up in their best “LOOK AT ME” dresses.

Leighton is wearing Michael Kors – and yes, that is a leather halter-belly top thing, which I don’t get. How is the whole belly-baring (even in cutouts) thing still a fashion statement? Ugh. I don’t know who Minka is wearing, but I like it better than Leighton’s dress. Minka’s dress just seems like a better “attending a screening” dress.

Also: Now that they’re standing side-by-side on a red carpet, it’s much easier to tell them apart. Last thing: is Minka giving anyone else a major Jennifer Beals vibe? I never saw that before, but Minka looks a lot like Beals.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Obvious says:

    i like Leighton better though this dress isn’t her best. Minka is just off to me….

  2. normades says:

    Leighton!!! Minka Kelly dates Derek Jeeter. So that makes her gross in my book.

  3. Angel says:

    Minka is more attractive, but don’t like her dress or hairstyle. :O

  4. David says:

    Both look great!

  5. GirlyGirl says:

    Battle of the boring brunettes…

    umm, I dunno the one on the left?

  6. brin says:

    They are both gorgeous and give the casting person for the movie a raise cause they do look alike.

  7. Brooklyn says:

    weird dress on leighton. sigh, i remember the days when she dressed normally. but then she became a “singer”.

    They do look like they could be related though.

  8. Hm says:

    Minka looks sexy, Leighton looks cute. You can see the dif in age and sophistication.

  9. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Leighton hardly looks like herself with that particular eye makeup. Minka’s makeup is gorgous, tho!

  10. Arianna says:

    i think minka is STUNNING
    as leighton is just cute
    again it could be the age thing mentioned above.

    not liking these cut-out fashion trends

  11. devilgirl says:

    I think they are both very pretty women.

  12. gee says:

    Team Leighton! I love her.

  13. gabs says:

    I always used to confuse them with each other. Well the casting was good. I think they both look great but minka is more event appropriate than leighton. Its a screening not a premiere right? Leighton is trying too hard wearing that to a screening even though I do like the dress. I think the cutouts and leather work

  14. Stephy2585 says:

    Have Leighton Meester’s eyebrows always looked like that?

  15. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Minka looks like a sexier, livelier and stand out than Leighton who fades into the background with v little obvious charisma…

  16. Jb says:

    That is the most ill-fitting white dress I have ever seen. And Minka’s hair and make-up are terrible. I’ve seen her look great, but this look is an epic fail.

  17. TXCinderella says:

    Word to Leighton…half dark brown and half auburn hair does not look classy, it looks cheap. Go and get your hair colored so that it matches.

  18. Isa says:

    Leighton looks like she botoxed her forehead.

  19. Ash says:

    Leighton is prettier. Minka is sexier.

  20. nanster says:

    I am glad that I’m not the only one who couldn’t keep these two straight. They look so much alike! They’re both very pretty.

  21. Rachel says:

    Leighton is cute. Minka is gorgeous.

  22. flutters says:

    Don’t like a lot of what Leighton’s stylist has been doing with her lately. Also don’t like what Leighton’s make up artist is doing with her eyes lately.

    This isn’t Minka’s best look but at least she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard.

  23. MrsOdie2 says:

    I’m so old. I have no idea who either one of these girls is. Pretty girls, though.

  24. kristin says:

    Both girls are gorgeous, but I don’t love Leighton’s makeup at all. Her makeup artist did her a disservice. Leighton’s dress is kind of strange, but she’s kind of out there with fashion anyway, so I don’t hate it. It’s weird, but not ugly. I’ve seen Minka look better, but she looks very pretty here.

  25. fabchick says:

    They are both cute. They look like sisters.

  26. JustBored says:

    I had to look at that trailer so many times to see that it wasn’t the same person playing both parts..yeah, seriously.

    I could not tell the difference between the two. They both look great.

  27. DetRiotgirl says:

    I vote for Minka! But they are both really pretty.

  28. Betty says:

    Leighton looks miles better – it’s fashion forward and it’s flattering. Minka looks like a fairy-floss hot mess.

  29. crumbcake says:

    Both girls are stunning, but I have to say, I think Minka just has that something extra special.

  30. Mika says:

    Leighton Meester is hilarious. Great comic timing, the only reason to watch Gossip Girl, so I’ll see the movie for her.

  31. whatyousay?! says:

    i’ve known leighton since she was 14 and she has always had the worst fashion sense. for once i can honestly say she looks good.

  32. Andrea Davidson says:

    they’re both gorgeous.. Minka reminds me a tiny bit of Sharon Tate in some pictures, epecially her smile.