Singer and actress, 14
Why she's interesting: She has been called the next Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. She casually Instagrams pics with Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber. She beat out Ariana Grande in a Twist magazine poll for who wore a Dolce and Gabbana red sequined dress better. But she's really a West Park teen who eats mozzarella sticks for lunch, gushes over snaps of her outfits on her cellphone and sings along to Maroon 5. Moner's double life is thanks to a lead role on Nickelodeon's 100 Things to Do Before High School, a spot voicing Kate on Dora and Friends: Into the City! and a breezy, bubblegum-laced debut album, Stopping Time. Over the Rainbow: Although she wanted to wear Dorothy's ruby slippers, Moner got a small role at age 6 as a munchkin in Beck Center for the Arts' The Wizard of Oz. When the youngster stepped onstage for the first time, her destiny was set. "It was one of those moments where I wanted to do this for the rest of my life." Couch Potato: Jetting between Los Angeles for 100 Things, New York City for her music and events, and Atlanta for her upcoming movie, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, tuckers Moner out. So when she's home in Cleveland she likes to binge on How I Met Your Mother and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and catch up with friends. "We always ride our bikes everywhere." La Vida Loca: At 10, Moner shared the stage for Evita on Broadway with Ricky Martin, who called her "little princess." The Latin sensation inspired her to give music a spin. "He was so young when he pursued [music]. He was the most grounded person in the cast." American Idol: Before Moner even performed a solo concert, she was invited to sing Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" at Rockers on Broadway in honor of '80s legend Debbie Gibson. The icon liked the teen so much that she asked Moner to join her onstage for a duet of her megahit "Lost in Your Eyes." "It was really overwhelming. We are good friends now." Indeed, Gibson also penned the original track "Angel" for Moner's new album. Green Monster: With 128,000-plus Instagram followers, Moner is glued to her cell like most teens and treats her fans to YouTube videos of her covering songs and doing makeup demos. A recent shot at the Worldwide Day of Play depicted her initiation into the Nickelodeon family: getting slimed. "Slime got in my mouth. It was so disgusting."