Jennette McCurdy might be young, but she's hugely talented and successful, having acted on shows like Sam & Cat and iCarly since she was 15 years old. This past summer she lent some of her veteran expertise to contestants in the KIDZ Star USA Talent Search as the celebrity mentor. M caught up with Jennette to chat about career advice, following your dreams, and pursuing your goals.
"The best piece of career advice I've ever received is to never stop working hard. Never take an opportunity you have for granted," Jennette exclusively tells M. "If there's a door open in front you, walk through it by all it means... Just look for the open doors!"
The KIDZ Star USA Talent Search just came to a close and Jennette finally had to crown a winner: 13-year-old Isabel Lacatus! Isabel, who's from Reading, Pennsylvania, won a recording contract with RCA records. You can watch the video of Isabel's winning performance here.
For more amazing advice from Jennette, click through the gallery below! What's your biggest dream? Let us know in the comments!
Find a place where you can get inspired.
"When I want to find creative inspiration, I drive to a nearby park and I'll just sit there for a couple of hours," Jennette says. "I'll bring my laptop, or whatever. Or my bedroom. My bedroom is completely comfortable for me. I feel like it's kind of away from the world. I'm able to really think in it."
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