Yes, Shay Mitchell used to be totally insecure — can you believe it? The star of Pretty Little Liars recently admitted that she used to do all kinds of things to change her looks, like dying her hair blonde and putting in blue contacts.
She told Teen Vogue,
“I was always trying to be something that I wasn’t.”
Luckily, she eventually figured out that she’s pretty awesome just as she is!
“As I got older, I started to realize that what I was born with is what I should be celebrating. There’s no one else out there just like you. We should be celebrating our uniqueness. I didn’t have to dye my hair as much, I didn’t have to wear those contacts, I didn’t have to try so hard to be something that I wasn’t.”
Even better, she’s become a role model for other girls (like us!). Fans come up to her and tell her, “Oh, you look similar to me. I’ve always stood out, and it’s nice seeing someone who is of mixed heritage too.”
That’s so sweet! And we love that Shay stays true to her look, she’s so beautiful after all!