Ariana Grande -- who made her television breakthrough on Nickelodeon's Victorious in 2010 -- stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday (Sept. 20) to share what it was like moving to Los Angeles for the first time at age 14 in the hopes of becoming a star.
In honor of the show's "I Love L.A." week, Clarkson asked Grande to describe the defining step in her career that led her to the city. "The first time I came to L.A. was for my Victorious callback, and I was so nervous, but so excited," Grande explained.
"I was really young. I was 14, but I had never been here until my callback. My mom was like, 'Do you think you can really do this? We'll get a place. Should we get an apartment, you think?' They kept us waiting for a long time," Grande continued. "There's a long time between the next callback and the next one, and we were staying at a hotel. ... I was like, 'I hope so, I have no idea.' And then, thank God, because what if I didn't get it? And she then was like 'We have this lease for the next six months!'"