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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