Though  probably best known for her role in the Vampire Diaries, I must admit I’ve been a fan of Flare’s newest cover girl since her days on Degrassi. The up-and-coming actress returned to her hometown of Toronto for the cover shoot and appears all grown up and confident while striking a pose for the magazine’s February issue. Combining her beautiful dark features with the sweet and gentle elegance she conveys in her performances, she is somewhat reminiscent of a junior version of another Canadian starlet I adore – Emanuelle Chiriqui – although it’s clear she’s got enough talent that she’ll be paving her own path through Hollywood. With a hit TV show in The Vampire Diaries already under her belt, she’s also set to star in an upcoming thriller, opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz (you know, the one from that other little vampire production called Twilight).

In the mag, she dishes about Diaries, dates and her style. Being only 22, her look is still very young and fresh and constantly evolving. Love that she can get all glammed up on the red carpet with flirty and girly dresses, but still knows how to kick it in her downtime with a look that’s more comfy, down to earth and edgy (think leather jackets, ripped jeans and slouchy knit hats).