Picks and Pans Review: Meet TV's New Tween Stars

updated 10/22/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/22/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT


AGE 15
HOMETOWN Grand Prairie, Texas
STARS IN Wizards of Waverly Place, a Disney Channel series about kids with magic powers premiering Oct. 12
YOU MAY KNOW HER FROM Barney. At age 6, "I stood in line with 1,400 kids on a hot Texas day to try out. I get asked all the time, 'What was Barney like?' Everyone thinks I didn't know he wasn't real."
OBSESSION Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers. "I have 20 pairs! They're the only shoes I wear."


AGE 14
HOMETOWN Los Angeles
STARS IN Nickelodeon's iCarly as a teen who starts her own Web show.
YOU MAY KNOW HER FROM School of Rock and the Nick hit Drake & Josh, in which she played Drake Bell's little sister. The guys "were like my real brothers," she says. "They embarrassed me."
OBSESSION Playing guitar—"mainly electric"—and texting on her Sidekick. "I IM people constantly. My mom is always yelling at me for talking with my friends."

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