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Sure, actress Aimee Garcia has a starring role on hit television show Dexter, dresses like a red-carpet knockout, and just finished filming the RoboCop remake — but this Chicago gal is as down-to-earth as they come. Her adorable parents even joined us on the shoot, proving that despite fame and success, she's got her Christian Louboutin-clad feet firmly planted on the ground.
Dodging raindrops in the Gold Coast, we captured Garcia sporting four aspirational ensembles that showcase her "simple-yet-refined" style. And after reading up about her ultimate starstruck moment and what keeps her grounded in what can be a superficial biz, we think you'll agree — you can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can't take the Midwest out of the girl.
Photographed by Julia Stotz.