1. Nina is Bulgarian
Although Nina grew up in Canada she was actually born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She and her family moved to Toronto when the actress was 2. Nina is fluent in both English and Bulgarian.
2. Breakout Role
Nina’s breakout role and the role that still may be her most popular role to date was on the beloved Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.
For her role on the revamped version of Degrassi Nina played the smart, strong-willed and often troubled teen mom, Mia Jones.
3. She Models
Dobrev also started out early on in her career as a model. It’s easy to tell why this beauty would be popular with many different advertising campaigns and magazine covers.
She even was a model for the popular Got Milk? ad campaign in 2012. The ad featured Nina and her mom and was one of the more popular shots for the campaign in 2012.
4. She is No Stranger to Wardrobe Malfunctions
Being one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood, Nina gets the opportunity to be dressed by some of the biggest names in fashion. But even as a red carpet veteran the star has had her fair share of wardrobe mishaps.
At the 2012 Met Gala event Dobrev wore a gorgeous Donna Karan Atelier design that she literally had to be cut out of in order to use the restroom! From there the actress was sewn back into the gown and sent out to enjoy the rest of her evening.
5. Dobrev is Close Friends with Julianne Hough
Being a young star in Hollywood can cause unwanted rivalries to happen. But Dobrev has seemed to be able to avoid any of the young Hollywood drama.
In fact she is super close to fellow young actress, Julianne Hough. The young starlets are so close that they recently spent Thanksgiving and Christmas together and Nina was rumored to have dated Hough’s brother Derek in 2013 as well.
6. Nina is Scuba Certified
For her role in The Vampire Diaries on The CW Network, Nina has had to film many dramatic scenes. For one crazy action scene the actress was actual required to take scuba lessons in Bora Bora before she could film.
Once the actress was scuba certified she was able to complete the filming of the intense under water scene over the course of 2 grueling 8 hour days.
7. She Loves to Cook
Dobrev likes to cook healthy meals in order to stay fit and healthy. Without a healthy diet the actress would never be able to slide into those gorgeous red carpet gowns.
So for her 23rd birthday celebration Nina was joined by her Vampire Diaries cast mates for a one-of-a-kind cooking class at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta.
8. Nina is a Dancing Queen
Not only is this young starlet a talented actress and model but recent video has surfaced proving she quite the dancer too. Over the Christmas 2013 Nina, Julianne Hough, her brother Derek and Maria Menonus were part of an epic Christmas dance-off.
Many fans were delighted to see Nina participate in this years videos that were posted to Julianne’s Instagram account.