The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star says that her personal sense of style is far more girly than her on-screen alter ego. Check out the pretty pics of the star and see what else she had to say right here!
Shay Mitchell looks so pretty on the April 2013 cover of Teen Vogue, and inside the mag the 25-year-old star shows off a slew of spring trends. The cover girl sports a pink floral Topshop dress for her close up, while inside she continues to rock feminine florals, lace and more — and it turns out that she prefers wearing super feminine styles, unlike her Pretty Little Liars character, Emily! “People are always shocked that I don’t dress like Emily,” she spills. “But I’m not her. I’m more comfortable in heels that I am in sneakers,” she says, referring to the sporty style of her character.
Shay looks so cool and confident in the pretty styles for the shoot, and we especially love the accessories she’s sporting, like statement earrings. While the star looks like she fits right in in front of the camera, she admits that she didn’t rise to fame overnight. In fact, she spent a lot of time abroad, working as a model. “I went to Bangkok first, right after high school, to model. I lived there for three months and then spent another three months in Hong Kong, and then I came back to Canada. It didn’t take me very long to realize that modeling wasn’t very satisfying. I was always asking people, ‘How are you going to set up this shot? How will it be lit?’ And they’d say, ‘Stop. Just pose.’ I had a problem with that. So when I got to Toronto, I sent my package out to, like, 34 different talent agencies, and in the meantime, I got a job working as a hostess at a restaurant/lounge, which I did for three years. Finally, someone at one of the agencies called me back. I started doing small parts in commercials and TV shows, and then I auditioned for Pretty Little Liars,” she says.
Check out her spring shoot above and let us know what you think of Shay’s personal sense of style, and be sure to check out Teen Vogue for the full interview with the star!