01/09/2014 09:54 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Nina Dobrev People's Choice Awards 2014: 'Vampire Diaries' Star Wears Jenny Packham (PHOTOS)

Nina Dobrev is starting out her new year with a bang!

The "Vampire Diaries" star attended the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in L.A. where she channeled her inner Princess by wearing Kate Middleton's go-to designer.

Sporting a sexy Jenny Packham body-con frock with long sleeves and a silver gem pattern, the Canadian actress, who turned 25 on January 9, looked ready to mingle with the other beautiful celebs who packed the ceremony.

One such celeb included "Vampire Diaries" co-star and ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder, who showed his affection for the young starlet by giving her a kiss on the cheek when they collected their award for Best Chemistry.

The former couple joked about the fact that even though they aren't dating in real life anymore, their on-screen characters are.

"We broke up in real life," said Dobrev, "And yet our characters are still dating on the show," Somerhalder said.

"It's a good thing it's not awkward," Nina replied with a laugh.

We love that these two can laugh about it!

Aren't they cute?

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