lydiahearstgossipgirl.jpgFrom our US fashion blog, Shiny Style...

New York heiress, socialite and model Lydia Hearst looks set to be the new Queen Bee on Gossip Girl.

Hearst has been confirmed as the latest addition to the cast, having landed a minor role on the teen show. It is reported that she flew back from London on the weekend to begin shooting scenes this week.

"She's beyond excited," a source revealed to Page Six. "Being young, rich and beautiful, I guess it was fated that Lydia should join the cast, but I don't believe she'll be playing a good girl."

Does Blair have a rival in the bad girl department to knock her off her perch?

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