Move over, Miley! There’s a new starlet in Tinseltown who’s ready to take the world by storm without all the drama!
Nickelodeon’s leading lady Victoria Justice isn’t your average teen celebrity. The 18-year-old actress rocked the boat by being honest about her lifestyle in April’s Seventeen magazine, confessing she’d smoke and drank before — which was something that took major guts. However, before you write Victoria off as a bad girl, she wants to clear something up.
“I don’t want to paint this picture of me being perfect, because I’m not perfect. Basically, what I said in the interview — I have tried that stuff. Those are choices that I’ve made and I’ve learned from it’s not something I continue to do per se,” Victoria tells HollywoodLife.com, explaining. “Right now I’m really focused on my career. I’m really focused on all that kind of stuff.”
She adds, “Drinking and smoking is not something that is going to help me or something that interests me, so I think it’s just something that I wanted to share and be open with.”
In fact, Victoria — who’s nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress — doesn’t like the Hollywood scene at all, unlike many other young starlets in her position.
“I’m definitely more of a homebody,” she says. “I like being around my friends, my family. I love going to the movies and watching movies at home on rainy days. Even as far as relationships and dating, I like to be very private about stuff like that. I’m not creating attention from the media…I don’t desire any of those things.”
In a world filled with Lindsay Lohan‘s and Taylor Momsen-types (aka Hollywood’s token bad girls), we love hearing about a young celebrity who’s got a good head on her shoulders. Keep up the great work, Victoria. You’re an amazing role model for your fans!