Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas

We admit it: we're wary of celebutantes. Every time we turn around, there's another one on the cover of US Weekly or People or whatever, being hailed as the next It Girl. And for a decade, we have fallen for it: Sophie Monk, Carrie Ann Moss, Neve Campbell, the cast of The Hills: they've all let us down. Even Sienna Miller. (If someone could please explain why the bejeebus she's important aside from the fact that she repeatedly beds Jude Law, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

We have a sneaking suspicion that there's a top-secret facility churning out this endless stream of Stepford Children, possibly in Iowa -- you know, someplace with lots of milk to help develop good, strong cheekbones. The latest to escape from the farm: Isabel Lucas.

Lucas starts with a big strike against her -- apart from the fact that she's being "talked about" (in the good way), she was in Transformers: ROTF, which...well, we don't need to explain, do we?

On the other hand, she's Australian, and they're about due for a win. (They still owe us for Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. BIG TIME.) She's also a passionate eco-activist, and it's nice to see passionate people. And according to Wikipedia, a warrant was issued for her arrest in Japan. We love a wanted woman.

But maybe best of all, despite her stunning good looks and the fact that she has several (mostly forgettable) movies under her belt, the girl still drives a Kia Rio. The girl deserves props for keeping it real in one of America's most unreal cities. We'll leave her on probation for the moment -- provided she stays away from Michael Bay.