Our favorite mermaid-turned-witch-turned-werewolf is another year older. Today, July 12, is The Originals Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) is 24 today. To wish her a happy birthday, we’ve compiled five reasons we love the Australian actress.

1. Cause celeb

Phoebe recently tweeted, “I am one of the goodwill ambassadors for Cambodian Childrens Trust. checkout their page here.” Gotta love her for bringing awareness to something she’s passionate about!

2. Her awesome BFF

Now that both Phoebe and Claire Holt (Rebekah) are on The Originals, we're hoping these besties will get some screen time together!

3. Pop culture junkie

Please don’t disturb her; Phoebe is currently on Royal Baby Watch. She also tweets at Ashley Benson, asking for Pretty Little Liars intel. (We do too, but it’s not quite the same.)

4. She’s so darn healthy.

Between her love of green smoothies and her mostly vegan diet, Phoebe is probably going to live to celebrate another 100 birthdays. Of course, her favorite food is chocolate, proving she’s human.

5. She’s a baby giraffe.

Phoebe is a tad clumsy and fully embraces the “baby giraffe” nickname some of her friends have bestowed upon her.