Chace Crawford: “I was a geek”

Chace Crawford wasn’t always cool.

The Gossip Girl actor has revealed all about his nerdy past.

“I was a geek. I had braces and wore terrible shell necklaces. Then I went through the blond highlight phase — my mum did it for me. It was terribly American!

“I used to spill a lot of food all over me, that was my kind of thing. It’s not a very good thing to have. It was usually ketchup.

“I went to college orientation day with my parents once, and we ate at a taco place first… When I bit into it, the grease went straight through the grated table.

“It shot out all over my khaki pants. It was gross! My parents got a great laugh, and I had to change my trousers.”