In October 2016, Degrassi: The Next Generation actress Nina Dobrev joined Hollywood’s finest at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills.
The then-27-year-old The Vampire Diaries star showcased her signature feminine and sassy style in a cute frock from Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2016 collection. The painterly floral silk number featured a strapless bodice and a full skirt that fell above her knees.
Nina Dobrev presented YouTube star and activist Connor Franta with an award for his dedication to the well-being of young people and LGBTQ rights at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 21, 2016 (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
Nina Dobrev made her lead role acting debut in the Canadian teen drama television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” as Mia Jones in the 6th season when she was 17 years old.
She first appeared in Can’t Hardly Wait, the fourth episode of Season 6 that aired on October 16, 2006, in the United States and on December 5, 2006, in Canada. Born on January 9, 1989, Nina Dobrev celebrated her 17th birthday on January 9, 2006.
Nina Dobrev’s first significant acting role was as Mia Jones, the girlfriend of Jamie Johnston as Peter Stone, on the teen drama TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (Credit: Epitome Pictures / Bell Media / Alliance Atlantis)
Her final appearance was in Just Can’t Get Enough, the first and second episodes and the two-part premiere for Season 9 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Mia Jones, the character played by Dobrev in the series, leaves the series by going to Paris to pursue a modeling job.
It aired on October 4, 2009, in Canada, and on October 9, 2009, in the United States, when she was 20.
Nina Dobrev played the role of a high school student and single mother trying to balance her personal and professional life.
Nina Dobrev played Mia Jones, Jamie Johnston played Peter Stone, Annie Clark played Fiona Coyne, and Landon Liboiron played Declan Coyne on the Canadian teen drama television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (Credit: Epitome Pictures / Bell Media / Alliance Atlantis)
In the show, Mia became pregnant at the age of 13 and gave birth to her daughter, Isabella, whose father was Lucas Valieri (Marc Minardi), an older student who attended Lakehurst.
To pursue her modeling career, Mia moved with her daughter to Paris, France, which ultimately ended her relationship with Peter (Jamie Johnston).
Two of Peter’s long-term girlfriends on the show “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Mia Jones (played by Nina Dobrev) and Darcy Edwards (played by Shenae Grimes), did not graduate from Degrassi because the actresses left the series to star in their own separate CW television shows, “The Vampire Diaries” and “90210”, respectively.
Nina Dobrev completed her look with a sleek bun and bold red lips (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
At the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards, Nina opted to go bare-necked. She glammed up the look with a pair of statement earrings and a ring by John Hardy.
The Bulgarian-Canadian actress teamed her ornate dress with metallic blue sandals. She also accessorized with a Tyler Ellis clutch and finished her look with a neat, side-parted bun and bold red lip shade.
Nina Dobrev wore a black, blue, and light blue embellished dress by David Koma paired with a navy velvet clutch by Tyler Ellis and Swarovski jewelry (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
Nina selected a pair of metallic blue Jerome C. Rousseau “Malibu” sandals for her feet.
Nina Dobrev shows off her feet in Jerome C. Rousseau sandals (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)
These sandals have slender ankle straps with buckle fastenings, open toes, and about 4.25-inch sculpted heels.
Jerome C. Rousseau “Malibu” Sandals, $382 – $695