Over the weekend, the premiere of “When I Was 17” explored the teenage lives of Khloe Kardashian, Trey Songz and Perez Hilton. These three stars had a few embarrassing moments to look back on, so we thought we’d point out some current 17-year-olds that are the very definition of cool. Below, our Top 17 List!
Why She Rocks: This singer-songwriter proved she could do more than just belt her heart out when she stole the show in Disney’s original flick, “Camp Rock.” It earned her a Young Artist Award nomination in 2009!
Why She Rocks: The daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s best known as the mega-star in “Hannah Montana.” The TV series/film capitulated her toward fame and earned her a Gracie Award in 2008 and 2009.
TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS
Why He Rocks: The star of the hit show, “Everybody Hates Chris,” Tyler was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He also ranked #9 in the “Forbes Magazine” list, ‘Young Hollywood’s Top-Earning Stars Under 21.’
Why She Rocks: In June 2009, this professional volleyball player from the Dominican Republic received a multitude of accolades, including ‘Best Digger,’ ‘Best Receiver,’ ‘Best Libero’ and ‘MVP.’
Why She Rocks: The long-legged runway model has strutted her stuff down the catwalk for all of the major designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen. She’s also appeared in loads of major fashion magazines.
Why He Rocks: Duh. A member of the world-famous trio, The Jonas Brothers, Nick was recently diagnosed with Type I Diabetes and is now an Ambassador for Bayer Diabetes Care.
Why He Rocks: This Indian chess superstar won 27 international medals before the age of 14. He’s a FIDE Master and currently ranked 16 in the ‘Under 18’ division in India.
Why She Rocks: She’s been in the biz since she was 7 years old, but Kianna didn’t burst onto the scene until she appeared in Nickelodeon’s “All That.” Since then, she transitioned to Broadway to appear in the smash hit, “Hairspray.”
Why He Rocks: This actor and musician starred in “Meet The Parents” and even worked alongside his real sister Abigail Breslin in the movie, “Raising Helen.” Earlier this year, he was in the film “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey,” where he voiced the part of Anthony. We so heart sci-fi geeks!
Why She Rocks: The actress, singer and songwriter has won multiple awards for her role as Alex Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Her first music album, “Kiss & Tell,” dropped last year. Can you say ‘triple threat’?!
Why He Rocks: His name might not sound familiar, but he’s the guy that created Chat Roulette. Ya know, the popular webcam-based chat program that’s caused TONS of impersonators to give it a whirl?!
MALCOLM DAVID KELLEY
Why He Rocks: He played a young Antwone Fisher in the film and won the Young Actors Award for his unworldly powers as Walt Lloyd in the uber-popular TV series ”Lost.”
Why She Rocks: Cosgrove is best known for her role as Megan Parker in “Drake & Josh.” She was also a promotional ambassador for the skincare line Neutrogena.
Why She Rocks: The younger sister to Lindsay Lohan, Ali has been modeling since age 3. In 2006 she released her first music album, Lohan Christmas, and later she starred in the reality series “Living Lohan,” where she spoke out against being bullied. (Ali is now home-schooled so she can focus on career moves.)
Why She Rocks: This graceful Olympian figure skater made her international debut during the 2007-2008 season and the following year nabbed the silver medal during the South Korea Figure Skating Championships.
FRANCES BEAN COBAIN
Why She Rocks: Frances is the only child of Courtney Love and the late, great Kurt Cobain. The starlet made her recording debut just a few months ago when she sang on Dresden Dolls members’ project.
Why He Rocks: He’s the voice of Benny the Bull in “Dora The Explorer” but is more commonly known for his role on “Grounded For Life,” where he played Henry for four seasons until moving back home to New Jersey … where the coolest of the kids tend to hang.