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Bravo's NYC Prep Cast of Characters All Have BlackBerry Smartphones

NYC Prep Kids Love Clothes, Money . . . and BlackBerrys

Ever wondered what cell phones the Gossip Girl characters would carry if Verizon didn't sponsor the show? Me too.

We get to see what the real-life kids would carry through the voyeuristic lens of Bravo's new GG-inspired reality show NYC Prep. Although the dialogue doesn't crackle as much (these are real teenagers, after all), one thing the fictional show got right is the cell-phone addiction. To be specific? You only need one word to typify their cell-phone obsession: BlackBerry, BlackBerry, BlackBerry.

There was not one cell phone that got screen time last night that was not a BB; it was even noted by one of the girls: "I love how we all have BlackBerrys. It's like the typical New York thing."


Indeed, like Gossip Girl, their phones almost never leave their teen hands, and one teen girl even corrected her mother that she's not texting — she's BBMing.

What else is hot for NYC rich kids? Gel cases! White, red, grey, black, burgundy . . . though, no green, oddly.

Photos courtesy of Bravo

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icantstop icantstop 8 years
There's a lot of fun "NYC Prep" content at For instance, there's a fun quiz to see whether you could survive in the Darwinian private-school world of "NYC Prep": If you're still having trouble telling these teens apart, check out the "NYC Prep 101" photo gallery Like P.C.'s style? Here's a gallery of his best looks And here's P.C.'s therapy session (a video preview from tonight's ep)
Cakes13 Cakes13 8 years
well said cherryblossom i agree
cherryblossom cherryblossom 8 years
no offense to anyone who has lots of money, but i think these kinds of people are exactly what is so wrong with the world these days, NO teenager should feel this much entitlement to anything, and NO ones family should be allowed to have that much money, its just ridiculous, how do you live with yourself and you million dollar apartment and your 3000 dollar outfit when people are starving and homeless world wide, Personally id be ashamed of my self.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I watched the preview special and decided to stay away because the blonde chick is not only annoying and old looking. She looks like a guy.
bornthisway bornthisway 8 years
huh, no iphones...
karyney karyney 8 years
No that girl does look a wee bit older; she's also incredibly annoying, and I only saw the preview special! I have also corrected someone when they said I was texting and was actually BBMing.
sgish5517 sgish5517 8 years
So Glad I ditched the blackberry for the G1!
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
A little part of my BB addiction just cried out in pain.
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
am i the only one to think that blonde chick looks like she's in her late twenties? eek.
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