November 30, 2013

Style Crush Saturday: Kat Graham

Style Crush:  Kat Graham 
Known For:  Acting, Singing, Dancing, Modeling
Style:  Bold, Cutting-Edge, Colorful

This week's Style Crush is the beautiful Kat Graham.  Kat is an American actress, singer, and dancer best known for her starring role as Bonnie Bennett on The CW's hit TV show The Vampire Diaries.  Kat began acting at the age of six doing commercials for Barbie, K-mart, and Pop Tarts.  After being recognized for her dancing abilities at 15, Kat was hired as a back up dancer for Bow Wow, Missy Elliot, Pharrell, and even Jamie Foxx.  Building her acting résumé, Kat had guest roles on shows such as Lizzie McGuire, Malcolm in the Middle, The O.C.Hannah Montana, and was one of the "Fantanas" from the Fanta campaign.  Kat got her big break in 2009 when she was cast as Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries.  She won "Scene Stealer Female" at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards for her portrayal of the character.  Since then, Kat has released an EP titled "Against the Wall," starred in the dance movie Honey 2, and is working on her debut album as we speak.  Her first official single, titled "Power," from the debut album, was released earlier this year.

Kat has many interests, including acting, singing, dancing, and modeling, but one of my personal favorites is her fashion sense.  She jokes about growing up feeling awkward and nerdy and how hard she had to work to get to where she is today.  Known for her unpredictable, tomboyish glam, Kat is a show stopper on the red carpet and off.  The first to admit she had help along the way, Kat gives credit to her fiancé, Cottrell Guidry (also an actor/model), for helping her find her personal style.  She reminisces about wearing cut off shorts, knee high socks, and bright green sneakers while skateboarding to meet Cottrell at his work.   He used to tease her about her cool look, which led her to ask him to help her learn about fashion.  Little did he know he was helping to create a fashion icon.  Besides her show-stopping street style, Kat looks glamorous, and yet uniquely edgy, at every red carpet event.  I, for one, can't wait to see what she wears next. 

Credits:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Works Cited:  1, 2, 3

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