Nina Dobrev

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  • Nina: (on what she takes with her over the summer) I will always have a bikini in my bag because you never know when you’re going to want to go skinny dipping, or for a midnight swim. I’m a classy skinny dipper. I dip with minimal skin showing. I like flip-flops, all kinds of strappy flip-flops, and my color contacts!

  • Nina: (on her style in red carpets) I like hats. I have a lot of great booties. Leather jackets for sure. I never used to wear much jewelry, but I like subtle jewelry. It’s fun. Last week at the Upfronts, I wore these really cool Eve & Co. arrows that literally goes through your ears. And then I have a safety pin one, too. It’s fun to accessorize. It’s fun to change it up. It’s fun to try different colors. I’ve turned into such a girly-girl. But I’m such a tomboy.

  • Nina: (on her style and her relationship with her stylist Ilaria Urbinati) When I wake up, I’m normally very much a tomboy. Ilaria and I are fashion rebels. We like to take risks and have fun. When it gets too serious, then it’s no fun.

  • Nina: (on how changes in styles helps her play different characters) As an actress, that’s one of the things I love the most is playing different characters. What helps me while I’m doing that is to look and feel different because I’m playing a different person.

  • Nina: For like everyday, just kind of hanging out, I love flannels. Part of my closet, there's a whole section of flannels because I love them so much. Slouchy, oversized hats and fedoras. I just got these 2 amazing hats that I really love, blue and gold trim with woven material by D&Y. I love D&Y hats.

  • Nina: Starving to be skinny isn't my thing. When I don't eat, it affects my mood! On-set, I fuel up with small meals and I'm always grabbing high-protein snacks, like almonds. Chai lattes with espresso also keep me going.

  • Nina: Looking back on high school, I just remember specific scenarios and thinking, wow, that was such a big deal at the time, but right now it feels like it never even happened. So I guess if I can give any advice, I would just say that everything will pass, and it'll feel like it was a big deal over nothing.

  • Nina: People aren't defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.

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  • Favorites: • Books - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels • Movies - Knocked Up, Schindler's List, Juno, The Notebook, TransformersTV Shows - House, Gossip Girl, So You Think You Can Dance, Heroes, Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy

  • In August 2009, Nina's The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder encouraged her to buy an Audi car to help her get to and from the show's film set in Atlanta.

  • One of Nina's hobbies is making jewelry. She plans on starting her own jewelry line in the future.

  • Being a huge fan of the musical film Chicago, Nina derived inspiration from "Cell Block Tango" for her performance of "Survivor" in American Mall.

  • Since she began filming for the CW series The Vampire Diaries in 2009, Nina and co-star Kayla Ewell have been sharing an apartment in Atlanta.

  • Nina considers Rachel McAdams as her hero and idol. She also lists child rights advocate Craig Kielburger and veteran actress Meryl Streep among the people she admires.

  • To keep in shape, Nina does everything in moderation and maintains a balance when in comes to exercise. She is also into Moksha yoga.

  • Before being cast as the love interest of two vampires in CW's The Vampire Diaries, Nina was a fan of the Twilight book series and dreamed of playing the part of Bella in the movie. She is also a huge follower of another vampire show, HBO's True Blood.

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