Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Elena Looks Blue in Season 2, Episode 11: "By the Light of the Moon"

Nina Dobrev has been doing double duty this season playing both Elena and her evil vampire doppelgänger Katherine — but it’s her original role as the sweet orphan that has earned her a spot among the LA Times’ “2010’s coolest TV characters Under 30” list. (Rightfully so, we might add!)

Here’s what the Times had to say about the gorgeous gamine: “Nina Dobrev stars as the high-schooler caught in a love triangle between vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and his older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Oh, how we pity you, Elena.”

Can you sense the sarcasm? The girl does live in a town populated with blood-sucking vampires, after all.

Source: LA Times