Tweeners (and their dads) cannot get enough of adorable Ariana Grande and her hot friends on Nickelodeon’s hit show, VicTORIous. Now 19-years old, Ariana has starred since the series began as the dippy, but sweet sidekick with a stripper’s name. Her character, Cat Valentine, is so popular that the network is rewarding her with a spin-off show, called Cat and Sam, which will co-star Jennette McCurdy from iCarly.
Unlike many celebs around her age, Ariana appears to have so far avoided the overwhelming pressure to look like a plastic sex goddess at all times (this is good or bad depending on your perspective). She’s very naturally cute, and she seems to have a sense of humor, which will hopefully keep her grounded so she can emerge someday from Nickelodeon-ville with a long-lasting career and not just a few hotsy-totsy magazine covers to one day horrify her children with.
Ariana Grande without makeup looks young and very pretty.
In the first photo of Ariana without makeup, she looks very soft and young. The natural lighting gives a gorgeous glow to her skin, but also makes her right eye look like she has a cataract.
The next photo shows Ariana fresh out of the water, hamming it up for the camera. Her puckery face looks a bit stupid, and I worry that those eyebrows will one day get the best of her, but overall, in this shot, she looks young and cute.