Child star no more!
Victoria Justice strips away her good-girl image on the cover of Kode magazine and opens up about life after Nickelodeon, her new MTV series Eye Candy and growing up in the public eye.
"I don't portray myself as one way for the media or the pubic and then I'm totally different in real life," she explained. "I do try to keep my personal life private for the most part, and I'm not the girl who's always out and about on the club circuit, drinking and doing drugs. The way I represent myself through my interviews and on my social media accounts is pretty much who I am."
The 22-year-old continued, "I've been in the industry since I was eight years old…I think if you were going to try and sell people a certain image that wasn't true to yourself, you could only fool them for so long, things would eventually come out, about who you really are. In today's world with the internet, cellphone cameras and videos, you can't get away with a fake persona for long."
Justice dished on why she chose Eye Candy as her next big project, saying, "It is much darker and that is one of the main reasons I was drawn to it…I took my time reading different scripts. I didn't want to take just anything, for the sake of just working on something. I would've waited even longer if Eye Candy hadn't made its way to me."
The star added that the MTV cyber thriller isn't for everyone, especially her young fans.
"I think my very young fans shouldn't be watching the show. It definitely has mature themes and it's dark, which would be really scary for young children," she explained.
"On the flip side of that is a large segment of my fan base that has grown up with me and was absolutely ready for me to make the jump."