Instant Follow Friday: Shay Mitchell is Basically Almost Beyonce-Level Cool and the Prettiest Liar
When she’s not showing off her amazing beach bod, she’s posing on the cover of magazines (such as February 2015’s issue of Maxim), celebrating NYE in Dubai with Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner, working on her lifestyle blog Amore & Vita, or starring on Pretty Little Liars - looking 100% gorgeous at all times.
What makes Shay so great at playing Emily is that Emily’s sexuality isn’t made a big deal and doesn’t define her character on the show. On playing a lesbian, Shay herself is a positive reinforcement, for example she told Bethenny Frankel in an interview, “Sometimes I’d rather kiss another girl than I would some random guy I don’t know. They smell pretty, they have cute lip balm on.”
The series also stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale as Shay’s on-screen BFF’s. In real life, Ashely, 25, and Shay, 27, are all over each other’s Instagram’s, vacationing together in Hawaii, attending Coachella, and other parties around town.
Also important to take note of is Shay’s blog Amore & Vita, which she started with her friend Michaela Blaney and focuses on fashion, home décor, cooking, travel and more.