24.12.12 Best Of

Breakout Star 2012 – Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev is hot on the heels of that other vampire starlet, Kristen Stewart; Nina’s really come into her own this past year.

She has the hunky boyfriend (Ian Somerhalder), the sexy star quality (‘The Vampire Diaries’ series is a smash hit), and continuing buzz about her next film or TV move, all of which keep this breakout star at the top of gossip columns.

But it’s her smart fashion sensibility that is the most exciting. Nina is learning the ropes of the red carpet, turning heads whether she’s in a sophisticated Elie Saab, a spicy Reem Acra or a sexy Zuhair Murad.

However, her game-changing look that had everyone cheering was her Donna Karan Atelier gown, backless and with a wow-factor train, at the 2012 Met Gala.

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Most Consistent 2012 & Film Festival Queen 2012 - Diane Kruger

Most Consistent 2012 & Film Festival Queen 2012 – Diane Kruger

Most Worn Designer 2012 - Stella McCartney

Most Worn Designer 2012 – Stella McCartney

20 Responses to Breakout Star 2012 – Nina Dobrev

  1. Christine December 24, 2012 at 16:24 #

    I like Nina but I did not vote for her. I am looking forward to her next RC event.

  2. Yeliz December 24, 2012 at 16:28 #

    Surprisingly, I voted for Andrew Garfield. But Nina deserves it. I loved all three pictured looks, especially the Donna Karan.

  3. Jess2 December 24, 2012 at 16:29 #

    Love her style so much!! All three of those looks were on my BDOTY contenders list. Perfection and flawless every time, I can’t wait to see more of her :)

  4. Alina December 24, 2012 at 16:36 #

    Her look at the Met Gala was flawless!

    • Rahel December 26, 2012 at 14:17 #

      It was but poor girl couldn’t walk in it at all.

  5. AW December 24, 2012 at 16:54 #

    She is so beautiful and makes great choices.

  6. Amy December 24, 2012 at 18:58 #

    I didn’t vote for her. Most of her looks were good but far from memorable for me except for the Met Ball (she was on fire). Anyway she has a nice style

  7. Nat39 December 24, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Her Monique Lhuillier was so adorable, I was completely charmed. I found her Met gala Donna Karan a bit too mature for her.

  8. nina December 24, 2012 at 21:23 #

    Shes has a great style ( with help of stylist) but for me you need balance acting and fashion and for her its just fashion…

  9. Ella December 25, 2012 at 08:22 #

    I have to admit, I was in love with Nina’s Met Gala look. She looked flawless =) So she is one of mine to watch in 2013

  10. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2012 at 15:00 #

    Sometimes a bit too revealing for my taste but there is a lot of beautiful style here. Loved that Monique Lhuillier!

  11. Sanette December 25, 2012 at 17:56 #

    She definitely deserves the title. I still can’t forget her breathtaking red Donna Karan dress from last year.

    • lu December 26, 2012 at 15:01 #

      +1 Still one of my favorites RC moments!

    • admmgz December 28, 2012 at 01:37 #


  12. Taksi December 25, 2012 at 19:08 #

    She’s a pretty girl and had better styling this year but most things still look like they belong in a prom catalog on her.

    • TL January 12, 2013 at 13:27 #

      Totally agree.

  13. Moxie December 27, 2012 at 15:42 #

    I voted for her — she’s definitely one to watch.

    • admmgz December 28, 2012 at 01:35 #

      Me too!

  14. jones19 December 28, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Voted for her so I’m happy yay

  15. Shaina January 1, 2013 at 18:24 #

    Well deserved!

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