2012-2013 Top 10 Young TV Ships as voted by YOU!
The annual Portrait Top 10 Young TV Ships Poll is always an interesting time of the year as the staff are glued to their computer screens over several weeks monitoring ships moving up and down, fandoms fervently competing against each other to ensure that their OTP rises closer to the top spot. Now in our 7th year, the 2012-2013 Portrait Top 10 Young TV Ships Poll was certainly no different. Over 1 600 000 votes later and the final results are here. Did Gossip Girl’s Chuck and Blair get their final hurrah and maintain their top spot for one last time or did ships from popular fanbases like Glee and The Vampire Diaries nudge them out of the way? Read on and find out!
The Final Results:
1. Chuck & Blair (Gossip Girl) (416 033) 26%
2. Sam & Mercedes (Glee) (356 086) 22%
3. Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries) (297 505) 19%
#1. Chuck Bass & Blair Waldorf [Gossip Girl]
"What we have is a great love. It’s complicated. Intense. All-consuming. No matter what we do and how much we fight, it’ll always pull us in."
It seems fitting that in their last year, Chuck and Blair have dominated our poll and taken out the top spot for the fourth time. Fans have been patient for six years waiting for these two to finally get their act together for the long haul and in the show’s finale that patience had been rewarded with what they had always known: Chuck + Blair = Endgame. The road has never been easy for these two but it’s always been interesting, which has been the very essence of the pairing – they’re never boring. Whether they were together or apart, they kept fans enthralled with their antics and captivating chemistry. There’s been snark, heartbreak, angst, scheming, joy, playfulness and tears, but without all that they wouldn’t be where they are today – happily married with an adorable son and a legion of dedicated fans. There is no one like them nor will there ever be. Long live Chuck and Blair!
Memorable Shipper Moment: The flashforward in the Gossip Girl finale – we saw that they were happily married with a beautiful son and that they had broken the mould of their past and successfully became something that their own parents never were – devoted parents and a successful family unit.