She may have been a shy and awkward teenager.
But these days Blake Lively is anything but, and once again stuns in a photo shoot for Elle Australia magazine this month.
The 28-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her second child, looks incredible as she models an array of chic ensembles, including an orange leather
trench coat with plunging neckline.

During an interview with the magazine, the blonde beauty reveals that acting helped her though her shyness in her awkward teenage years.
Blake explains: ‘I was very introverted and very awkward in social situations, but once I started taking acting classes around the age of 16 it made a huge
difference in my life.’

Looking at the lithe beauty now she is the picture of poise and elegance as she hits the red carpet but she explains her younger years were hard.
‘I didn’t fit in that well in high school because I was tall and shy and not very confident about myself,’ the blonde bombshell tells the glossy.

The Gossip Girl star recently wrapped filming for her upcoming horror thriller flick The Shallows and she revealed that her surfing skills were a necessity for
the role.
Blake told the publication: ‘I did almost all the surfing and stunt scenes by myself and it was only when we were doing re-shoots and I was already pregnant
that we shot some scenes with a stunt double.’
The mother-of-one, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, was said to be pregnant during her photo shoot for Elle and covered up an signs of a baby bump with
her stylish ensembles.