Adorable Nina Dobrev Tells ‘Seventeen’ I Was A High School Wallflower

Wed, September 5, 2012 3:05pm EDT by 8 Comments
Courtesy of Seventeen

‘Vampire Diaries’ beauty, Nina Dobrev, looks anything but a wallflower on the cover of ‘Seventeen’ Magazine, but she fesses up that all is not what it seems.

Nina Dobrev is happy to talk about being a wallflower, because she stars in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. In the film, Nina plays a high school senior with a secret and was able to pull on her own experiences for the role.

Nina tells the magazine that she never really fit into a specific clique in high school and “usually felt like a fifth wheel.”As hard as it is to believe, the actress talks about what kind of wallflower she was: “I think wallflowers are incredibly intuitive and observant of their surroundings, and they absorb a lot more around them. That’s the kind of wallflower I was, silently watching and learning from other people’s mistakes so that I didn’t repeat them.”

But those days are clearly behind her, as the CW star shows off her sweet, playful side for Seventeen‘s October cover shoot. The actress can be seen in a slew of bright fall outfits, including sweaters, skirts and, of course, scarves — she looks so fresh-faced!

Other than looking great, Nina also talks about the importance of ‘girl time’ in her life. Here’s what she has to say: “Girls weekend with the Vampire Diaries girls has become a big deal! Its our quality time. Its so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought were on your own about. When we get there, we go to dinner or cook dinner together, watch movies, lie on the beach and take tons of pictures. This year, we went to Disney World—I wanted to have funnel cake and pop, and just be immature with my girls. I think the most important thing about doing a girls’ weekend, or spending time with your friends whenever, is that even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun or getting excited about things!”

We couldn’t agree more — girl time is a must!

— Samantha Highfill

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