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The Vampire Diaries

Is Claire Holt a Mermaid? Vampire Diaries Fan Question of the Day

Splish splash! Did you that know when Claire Holt (Rebekah) takes a bath, she grows a mermaid tail? Well, not in real life, but that’s how it used to work on her Australian TV show H2O: Just Add Water.

Between 2006 and 2007, Claire appeared on two seasons of the show, which followed a group of mermaids as they faced problems both on land and in the sea. Ariel had nothing on them! Claire’s Vampire Diaries co-star Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) also starred on the show, which is when they became best friends. So cute!

So, no. Claire isn’t a real mermaid. It was all through the magic of television that she managed to grow that spectacular, scaly tail. But don’t be too sad! You can check out some of her scenes below.

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11.21.2012 / 04:30 AM EDT by Jenny McGrath
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