We've Got a Secret and We Can't Keep It, Shay Mitchell Is Our #WCW

Shay Mitchell is one of the many factors as to our unwavering fascination with Pretty Little Liars.

In her role of the athletic and brave Emily, she continuously reminds us to love ourselves for who we are. And off-screen, Shay does just the same. There's a multitude of reasons why we can't get enough of this beauty, so keep scrolling to read all about how Shay never ceases to amaze us:

Shay Mitchell #WCW art

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Full Name: Shannon Ashley Mitchell

Nicknames: Shay, Shay Lo, Shay Buttah, Shay Mitch

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: April 10, 1987

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Concert: The Spice Girls

Fun Facts:

1. Shay has one of the most spectacular YouTube channels. Watching her videos isn't just a lifestyle, it's a religion. If you aren't already subscribed, Get. On. It.

2. Shay and her PLL co-star Ashley Benson are as close as can be on and off-screen. They've proven to be serious #FriendshipGoals by having their own BFF hashtag, #ButtahBenzo. S'cute!

Just playing around with @itsashbenzo as usual while we do our holiday shopping ????☃❄️ #buttahbenzo

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3. Shay started off as a dancer when she was just five years old. No wonder she nailed that choreography in that PLL scene with Ash. You know what we're talking about.

4. Oh, and did we mention she's an author? Yep, this girl does it all. Shay co-wrote the novel Bliss with her other bestie Michaela Blaney. The book follows three BFFs who are just trying to find their way through life after they graduate college. We can relate.

5. When it comes to pizza, Shay does not mess around. We never thought'd we'd meet someone who was as obsessed, dare we say it, more obsessed with the scrumptious staple than we are.

6. We admire Shay's desire to make a difference in this world and encourage others to do the same with her work for charities Free the Children and The Trevor Project.

7. This girl packs a serious punch. Her favorite workout is boxing, which proves she kicks major butt.

???? ring therapy ???????? ????: @jeremiahlazo

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One of the reasons we love watching PLL so much—other than than Shay, of course—is the stunning fashion on the show. You too? We figured! Find out how you can steal the styles of your fave liars HERE.