Nina Dobrev has earned high marks for her work in The Vampire Diaries, and now the 24-year-old rising star is starting to get noticed for her red-carpet attire as well.
Dobrev was just honored at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards for her work in The Vampire Diaries, taking home the award for Choice TV Female Scene Stealer. Dobrev plays seductive vampire Katherine Pierce on the show, which was also nominated for two other awards on the night.
But Nina Dobrev’s night at the awards podium seemed to be overshadowed by her walk down the red carpet. The actress arrived in a plunging jumpsuit that featured a colorful splashy design that looked something like a Jackson Pollock painting. She completed the look with a pair of open-toed Dolce & Gabbana heels.
It was a light and airy summer look for Nina Dobrev, who has seems to have taken her breakup with co-star Ian Somerhalder in stride.
“People aren’t defined by their relationships,” Dobrev said in May, shortly after the split. “The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”
Nina Dobrev said she’s now looking for something a little more traditional in a boyfriend and something that will be long term.
“A lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent,” Nina said about her ideal man. “A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also link of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy.”
But Nina Dobrev has broken her own relationship rules before. She originally said she had no intention of dating co-stars but couldn’t help her relationship with Somerhalder.
“But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time,” she told Seventeen last September.
Nina Dobrev got more than just a Teen Choice Award on Sunday. She was also named one of the dressed stars at the event by E! News.