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In real life, the 26-year-old was "living paycheck to paycheck" as a nanny and struggling actress when she got the call for the part. "I bought a really expensive outfit and left all the tags on. When I hugged [Michael Patrick King] after our meeting I thought, Hopefully I won't have to return it." She didn't -- and these days, Behrs, who describes her personal style as a "mix and match" of high and low fashion, is learning to celebrate a little. "I've always wanted one pair of nice shoes. The other day I bought a pair of classic black suede Christian Louboutins. They were a big splurge, but at least I know I'll have them forever." -- Gabrielle Porcaro
Dress, Addison, $328. Jacket, Club Monaco, $219. Shoes, Banana Republic. Bunny Cuff, BoyNYC. Wrap bracelets, Gorjana.