Alyson Stoner's days as the "little pig-tailed dancer" in Missy Elliott's music videos are long gone, as the now-21-year-old stars in her own video for her new single.
The "Step Up" star sports a more sophisticated look (as well as several different wigs and outfits) in the just-released clip for her song "Pretty Girls." She even pays homage to her Missy roots as she raps a catchy bridge and performs some impressive dance moves.
The single will also be featured in Alyson's upcoming movie "Sugar Babies," where she plays a college student who makes an arrangement with an older man for companionship.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, the star reveals that she explores those same themes in the pop song.
"I wrote 'Pretty Girls' about the power of beauty in culture and how women use it to get their way," she says. "In my new film, my character finds herself in an arrangement with a 'sugar daddy' and must navigate what it means to mix love and money, superficiality and authenticity."