Victoria Justice is joining the MTV family with next month's premiere of the detective drama "Eye Candy," and we couldn't be happier! Frankly, we're obsessed with the 21-year-old, and not just because she plays a crime-fighting badass on the show. Here are a few reasons why:
She's got MAD pipes!
Simply put, VJ can sing her face off. The quintessential triple threat, who was the main vocalist on her own hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" alongside Ariana Grande, has several soundtrack albums to her name and quite the range. In the above clip, Victoria pairs up with Leon Thomas III to record a sultry rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside." Meeeerry Christmas to us!
She's got nothing but love for a familiar MTV face.
Speaking of crooning… Victoria released her single "Gold" in 2013 on Columbia Records and handpicked her longtime friend -- former "Teen Wolf" castie Colton Haynes -- to play her love interest in the music video! "I love Colton," she told MTV News. "He's such a sweetheart. I met him when I was 15 [while] auditioning for a Nickelodeon original movie. I just think he’s obviously super good-looking -- ridiculously good-looking -- but he’s also such a genuine, nice person.” Ditto to that!
She's a do-gooder with a heart of, well, gold.Girl Up
The actress can officially add "philanthropist" to her very impressive resume -- she's a champion for some great causes including AT&T’s "It Can Wait" anti-texting-and-driving campaign, the “Race to Erase MS” event and TOMS for Target. Plus, she's personally raised nearly $20,000 as an advocate for the United Nations Foundation’s "Girl Up" charity, which fights for the rights of girls in underdeveloped countries.
She's kind of a goober (and we love her for it).American Eagle Outfitters
She always looks flawless.Getty Images Entertainment
She’s so dang down-to-earth.
Catch Victoria Justice in the “Eye Candy” premiere on Monday, January 12 at 10/9c!