Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford landed the cover of VMan’s first-ever winter issue, shot by Mario Testino. Indeed, it is the rare occasion that you can actually see Chace’s forehead (smooth and well proportioned to the rest of his face as expected), which is normally covered by a sexy, thick mess of bangs. And seeing how well he pulled off a look much more like Chuck Bass’s than Nate Archibald’s really speaks to his hottie versatility, we think. In the cover story, Crawford talks about how he started out as a model in Dallas before he became an actor. He says he didn’t like that, but we’d never guess from looking at his pictures. See more of those after the jump!