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6 MEET MIRANDA

The iCarly star talks about bonding with fans, missing her prom and staying grounded in Hollywood

12 BEHIND THE SCENES

A look at what really goes on at iCarly when the cameras are off

22 CARLY’S ANGELS

Get to know the stars who make up Carly’s crew: Nathan Kress, Jennette McCurdy and Jerry Trainor

30 ICARLY SCRAPBOOK

Fun photos snapped over the years by the show’s creator Dan Schneider

34 THE MAKING OF MIRANDA

How the outgoing tot transformed into one of TV’s biggest teen stars

42 MIRANDA’S SWEET 16

The starlet marks her milestone birthday with a big blowout complete with friends, family and a few surprise guests

46 MY FAVORITE THINGS

Miranda’s must-haves include cupcakes, a charm bracelet and the Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday

50 GET THE LOOK

Miranda models outfits for every occasion

59 A DAY IN MY LIFE

Miranda shows you what 24 hours of a teen star’s life really looks like

64 GIRL ABOUT TOWN

From Milan to L.A., follow Miranda around the world

68 MIRANDA’S BEST FRIEND

Meet Pearl, her prized toy poodle

70 MIRANDA’S SECRET TALENTS

She acts! She sings! But did you know she also gardens, draws and rides horses?

74 TEST YOUR ICARLY I.Q.

Are you an über-fan? Take this quiz and find out!

76 MIRANDA ROCKS OUT

The budding singer shares her iPod playlist and favorite bands. Plus: A backstage peek at the making of her new music video!

WELCOME

She charmed audiences in the film School of Rock and on the series Drake & Josh. But it was when Nickelodeon’s iCarly debuted two years ago that Miranda Cosgrove soared to new heights of teen stardom. With millions tuning in each week to watch her create crazy web videos and general mayhem with her costars, the world is clearly mad for Miranda—and so are the editors at PEOPLE, who decided to dedicate this special issue to her. Filled with exclusive interviews and fabulous photos, this issue will have every iCarly fan saying, “iCan’t get enough of Miranda!”

STAFF FOR THIS ISSUE

Editor Jamie Bufalino

Senior Editor Michelle Tan

Design Director Sara Williams

Director of Photography Chris Dougherty

Art Director Nicole Cummo

Assistant Editor Monica Rizzo

Photo Editors Jessica Bryan, Carrie Levy, Gladees Prieur, Michele Stueven

Writers Antoinette Y. Coulton, Eunice Oh

Art Ilsa Enomoto, Cynthia Miele (Production Artists), Brien Foy, Stephen Parabue (Scanners)

Reporters Joyce Chen, Rosie Servis, Aileen Wong

Research Céline Wojtala (Deputy), Jane Bealer, Sal Covarrúbias, Margery Frohlinger, Patrick Yang

Copy Chief Joanann Scali

Production Amy Taup, Meghan Milkowski (Associate Production Directors) Tasha Anderson, Joe Gesslein, Don Gordon, Abigail O’Neill, Eddy Orellana, Lauren Pilon

Imaging Francis Fitzgerald (Director), Rob Roszkowski (Manager), Romeo Cifelli, Charles Guardino (Assistant Managers), Jeff Ingledue

Administration Patricia Hustoo

Style & Entertainment Group Paul J. Caine (President, Group Publisher), David Geithner (SVP, Group General Manager), Fran Hauser (Group Digital President), Nancy Valentino (VP, Communications & Brand Development), Susan Parks-Cirignano (VP, Marketing), Lori A. Kyle (Group Production Director), Elissa Fishman (VP, Finance)

Publishing Jennifer Ogden-Reese (VP, Consumer Marketing, PEOPLE Group), Karen Kovacs (Associate Publisher, Advertising Sales), Elissa Fishman (Finance Director, PEOPLE Group), Richard Rennie (Eastern Advertising Director)

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Michael Lavine. Hair: Gio Campora/The Wall Group; Makeup: Coleen Campbell/Anastasia/Exclusive Artists; Stylists: The Kids; Prop Stylist: Mark Helf/The Rex Agency; T-shirt: Mighty Fine. Insets (from left): Michael Lavine; Charley Gallay/Getty Images/Nickelodeon