Nina Dobrev never lets us down when it comes to rocking the red carpet, so we weren’t surprised when she showed up to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards wearing a gorgeous red and black dress designed by Zuhair Murad. This Vampire Diaries star might not be a music icon, but she’s our fashion idol for sure.

The 25-year-old actress arrived at The Forum in Inglewood, California alongside bestie Julianne Hough — who looked pretty fierce herself just after being named the fourth judge on Dancing With the Stars. We love this friendship so much! Since ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder has been showing up to awards shows with new girlfriend Nikki Reed lately, we’re glad to see Nina and Julianne rocking the BFF date tonight.

If you’re wondering why Nina is at the VMAs this year, it’s because she was tapped to be a presenter! While she won’t be winning any awards for her vocal abilities, Nina is definitely recognized enough for her acting chops. Homegirl just won yet another Teen Choice Award for her work on the hit CW series.


What do you think of Nina’s red and black VMA outfit? Hit the comments and sound off!

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