Before Miley Cyrus twerked her way towards a wrecking ball (and notoriety), she made her name as the squeaky clean rock princess Hannah Montana on Disney. The show’s cult following enabled Miley to rule over Hollywood teendom over the likes of Selena Gomez, Hillary Duff, and—as much as we hate to admit—Amanda Bynes (she had a spotless record until her crazy antics started sprouting in 2010). Other teen queens include the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera (after their stint at Disney).
Enough with the past, though. It’s time to move on. Herewith, meet a new generation of Teen Queens who are slowly yet surely staking their claim over the throne. All pretty, multi-talented, and with their own army of fans, here’s to hoping that they don’t get caught drinking and driving ten years from now. (We kid, we kid!)
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Where You’ve Seen Her: Begin Again, Pitch Perfect 2
Hailee Steinfeld began her acting career at the age of eight and has immediately proved her worth in the industry when she landed several Academy Award nominations for the 2010 film True Grit.
It seems the actress can do no wrong even in the style department: Remember that one time she swapped her high heels for red Converse sneakers during the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar After-party wearing a prom-style Marchesa frock?
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Where You’ve Seen Her: Blended, The DUFF
Getting her first big break at the age of 13, Bella Thorne snagged a starring role on Disney’s Shake It Up alongside fellow teen star Zendaya. She has since then climbed her way up the Hollywood ladder, portraying roles like Adam Sandler’s tomboyish daughter and the high school mean girl in comedy chick flick The Duff. When she’s not in front of the camera though, she’s most likely in the recording studio working on her debut albums.
And oh, you might want to score style tips from Bella here.
CHLOE GRACE MORETZ
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Where You’ve Seen Her: If I Stay, Carrie, Kick-Ass
Chloe Grace Moretz pursued an acting career at the tender age of seven. A year in, she was nominated for an award (her first!) for The Amityville Horror. This blonde stunner is also known for her badass role as Hit Girl in the Kick-Ass movies, and often graces covers and editorials of Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.
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Where You’ve Seen Her: Maleficent, We Bought A Zoo
Having been chosen to portray Princess Aurora alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2014 film Maleficent, it’s no wonder that Elle Fanning is a tough contender for Hollywood’s Teen Queen title today. Younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, the 17-year-old received her breakthrough role in the sci-fi blockbuster Super 8, for which she received overwhelming critical acclaim. But apart from her acting prowess, we also love her bold fashion choices on the red carpet, which often include towering platforms and haute couture.
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Where You’ve Seen Her: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Growing up in a hit reality television series, Kendall Jenner has basked in the spotlight practically all her life. And as if her approximately 27 million Instagram followers aren’t enough, Kim K’s little sis is now conquering the local scene as well with huge Penshoppe billboards all over the metro. In addition to that, Kendall has major ad campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Estee Lauder, and more. From a reality TV star to a certified fashion It girl, we really have to keep up with this Kardashian.