We’re shooting our May 2016 cover on Monday, March 14 with red carpet staple (and all-around cool girl), Shay Mitchell. The Pretty Little Liars star will be taking over our Instagram for the day (follow along at @FLAREmag and watch our Snapchat @flarefashion for a behind-the-scenes look at our day in L.A.), so it’s time to get prepped on everyone’s fave PLL gal. Here are five things you may not know about Ms. Mitchell:
1. Aside from being a TV star, Mitchell has an insane social media following. Her current count on Instagram tops 11 million followers. Slay, Shay, slay!
2. Mitchell’s dad, Mark, instilled a hard work-ethic in her from a young age, telling her “Get things on your own and do things for yourself so no one can ever take them away from you.”
3. To get over a break-up, she once took a big leap (huge!), by going sky-diving! And then did it again to raise money for charity.
4. She starred on Canadian TV hits Degrassi: The Next Generation (alongside Nina Dobrev!) and Rookie Blue.
5. She’s worked in a clothing store and as a waitress, and is a fan of Beyoncé, the Spice Girls, pizza and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Ok, that’s more than five!)