Vampire Diaries hottie Nina Dobrevwas raised in Toronto, Canada. But she was born (on January 9, 1989) in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she lived with her family until she was 2. In fact, Nina's real name is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva. Gorgeous! Like the European-born sophisticate that she is, Nina speaks three languages — French, English, and Bulgarian. (That French probably comes in mighty handy during romantic trips to Paris with Ian Somerhalder, her main man and Vampire Diaries co-star!) Growing up, she lived a fairly normal Canadian life, eh?, attending a public school in Toronto and studying ballet, jazz, and gymnastics. She also attended an arts school in Ontario before enrolling at Ryerson University in Toronto. But Nina decided to leave college to pursue acting. With the kind of success she's seen since then, she likely has no regrets!