11 Things to Know About 'Eye Candy's' Kiersey Clemons

Get to know the rising star—and her fierce fashions both on and off screen.

11 Things to Know About 'Eye Candy's' Kiersey Clemons
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"The Internet: God's gift to psychopaths." If the tagline for MTV's new show Eye Candy alone doesn't scare you, rest assured the cyber-thriller starring Victoria Justice is not what you'd expect from the network now known for raunchy reality series and Awkward dramas set in high school hallways. In the pilot, which premiered last night, some of the surprisingly violent scenes are hard to stomach. Fortunately, Justice's roommate Sophia, played by Kiersey Clemons, brings light-hearted relief to the dark plot twists.

Having graduated from the Disney channel's Austin & Ally, we can't help but notice the 21-year-old now poses a triple threat to the entertainment industry—not to mention the fierce fashions she flaunts in all arenas. In addition to recurring television roles, including Amazon's hit series Transparent, Clemons can soon be seen and heard in Dope, an upcoming film produced by Pharrell that she also lends her vocals to. See what the up-and-coming style star had to share about her latest projects. 

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How would you describe your personal style? "Sporty-chic."

Who are your style icons? "Selena Quintanilla had the hottest stage costumes."

Who are your music icons? "Pharrell Williams."

What music did you listen to while growing up? "It was a mixture of Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera and Outkast."

Does your wardrobe differ as a recording artist? "When I'm making music, it’s as me as it's going to get. I'm wearing whatever matches my mood that day."

What is your favorite part of the music-making process? "Writing—I'm always writing."

Do you have any plans to release an album in the near future? "I haven't put much thought into an album. I just like to make music." 

You have your hand in a lot of different projects. Do you have a favorite—TV, film or music? "I don't do favorites!"

In the pilot episode, Kiersey Clemon's character Sophia pairs her Just Cavalli printed dress with a Bebe studded leather jacket. Source: MTV
In the pilot episode, Kiersey Clemon's character Sophia pairs her Just Cavalli printed dress with a Bebe studded leather jacket. Source: MTV

How does your wardrobe compare to your character Sophia's on Eye Candy?  "Sophia’s style has more texture and pattern than mine."

How about Bianca's on Transplant? "Bianca is always Coachella-ready."

What is the one fashion or beauty item in your routine you can't live without? "Coconut Oil."

Catch more of Clemons on Eye Candy Monday nights at 10pm PST on MTV—here's a sneak peek at what's to come:

 

Associate Editor at StyleBistro. California native, Brooklyn resident & country girl at heart. Follow me on Twitter: @katie_ddavidson Follow me: Google
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