8 Things You Didn't Know About Victoria Justice

You might've heard that Victoria Justice is hosting this year's Teen Choice Awards. You also may know that she starred in Victorious, a Nickelodeon sitcom about a new kid at a performing arts high school. There are a lot of things you probably don't know about her, though.

For example, Justice was also the star of Eye Candy, a show about a computer genius that aired on MTV in early 2015. Plus, she's a recording artist with four soundtrack albums and nine singles.

Her acting and singing careers are showing no signs of slowing down. She'll be in Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show in October, she has agreed to appear on a new Fox show, and she plans to record more songs, she told WWD.

Beyond that, Justice has a lot of inspiring messages for us about self-esteem, friendship, and dealing with bullies.

Here are a few lesser-known facts about this year's Teen Choice Awards host.
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Justice was first nominated for "Choice Smile" at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards and has attended the ceremony regularly since, according to WWD.
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If you've watched Nickelodeon over the past few years, you're bound to have seen her pop up. She's appeared on Zoey 101, The Troop, and iCarly, to name just a few.
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Justice's first acting job was in the Gilmore Girls episode "The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles" at age 10. She plays a kid attending a birthday party catered by Lorelai and Sookie (the latter of whom realizes at the party that she can't handle children).
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Justice is a huge JT fan. When WWD asked her whom she was excited to see at the awards, she cited him as the celeb she'd most like to meet.
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Justice told Health last year that she has dealt with a thyroid disorder called Hashimoto's. When she was first diagnosed, she was put on medication and a special diet that affected her skin and weight. Facing public scrutiny during these changes was hard, she said, but now her health is back to normal.
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The actress believes in putting friendships before romance. She told Seventeen that she and her friend's brother were once mutually crushing on each other — the subject of her song "Best Friend's Brother" — but she didn't act on it because she didn't want to jeopardize the friendship.
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Justice has spoken honestly about how cyberbullying has affected her and called on internet users to take it more seriously. "There need to be stricter guidelines online and awareness brought to this issue, because it is not OK," she told The Huffington Post. "The same way that we have no tolerance in schools for bullying; that’s the same policy we should adopt online."
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Like her Victorious character, Justice attended a performing arts school, she told Girlfriend. She's also similar in that she's struggled with confidence. "Ever since I was little I loved music, and I loved acting and performing, but I think it took some time to gain confidence as far as going up on a stage and singing, and that kind of thing," she said. Now that her self-esteem has improved, she advises others to "be your own person no matter what, and own who you are. And I think that’s where self-confidence comes from, just like, loving yourself the way you are, loving your body...just being at ease the way you were made."
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