Candice Accola plays the cutest blonde vampire in all of Mystic Falls. (Don't tell Rebekah we said that.) The Vampire Diaries actress turns 26 today, May 13. In honor of her birthday, here are some reasons we think she’s so awesome:


1. She was a backup dancer for Miley Cyrus. Check out this video of her bopping along with Miss. Hannah Montana herself.

2. Costar Zach Roerig’s one word to describe her is “glitter.” So cute.

3. Three times the threat: She can sing and dance in addition to her acting skills.

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4. She doesn't get fazed by overzealous TVD fans, even when they tweet risque pictures at her.

5. She live-tweets Ally McBeal. In 2012.

6. NBD, but she casually drops references to Ian Somerhalder’s fanny.

7. Blondie is a scrabble champ.

8. Although she spent her younger days devoted the Spice Girls, Candice’s musical tastes have expanded a bit, and she likes some pretty awesome bands.

9. She loves Joseph Gordon-Levitt unabashedly, maybe even more than we do.

10. She's a killer actress. When Caroline cries, we cry.