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You'll Never Guess How One Pretty Little Liars Star Spent Her Winter Break | Shay Mitchell

Pretty Little Liars Star Shay Mitchell Shares Photos from Service Trip to Africa

Originally posted 01/24/2014 05:45PM

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell wanted to go somewhere exotic while her TV show was on its annual winter hiatus. So she rounded up her brother and some friends for the trip of a lifetime. But this wasn't some beach vacation on Bora Bora; Mitchell and her crew decided to spend 10 days outside of Nairobi, Kenya, building a medical clinic for those in need with Free the Children.

"It was awesome, such a fun experience," she tells PEOPLE exclusively of the trip. "I can't wait to go back again. The people were amazing; even though they don't have much at all, you can see how happy they are. One thing I've definitely taken back home with me are the smiles." Below, hear about Mitchell's visit to Kenya, in her own words.

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Are You Watching the Most Popular Show on Twitter?

UpdatePosted 01/14/2014 02:00PM

Twitter's Biggest Show: Pretty Little Liars Breaks Another Social Media Record

Originally posted 01/10/2014 04:00PM

The most-Tweeted-about TV series of 2013 has broken yet another Twitter record in the first weeks of 2014.

Pretty Little Liars' Season 4 return generated more Tweets than any other season premiere in TV history, according to Deadline. The debut inspired 1.3 million Tweets coming from nearly 700,000 users, which is roughly 30,000 Tweets for every minute of the show.

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PHOTO: Shay Mitchell Got a Cute New Haircut (and No, It's Not a Pixie)

PHOTO: Shay Mitchell Got a Cute New Haircut (and No, It's Not a Pixie)

Originally posted 11/12/2013 09:15AM

The Pretty Little Liars star shows off a fun new do

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Shay Mitchell: This Week's Most Beautiful | Shay Mitchell

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Shay Mitchell: This Week's Most Beautiful

Originally posted 04/19/2013 05:30PM

Shay Mitchell, 26, is a Canadian actress who schemes and smolders as Emily Fields on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.

As we countdown to World's Most Beautiful Issue, on sale April 26, she posed for PEOPLE:

Her mom taught her ...
"To moisturize! My mom is from the Philippines, where they use coconut oil for their hair, skin, cooking, everything," says Mitchell, whose father is Irish-Scottish.

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What to Wear This Weekend (St. Patrick's Day Party Included!)

What to Wear This Weekend (St. Patrick's Day Party Included!)

Originally posted 03/15/2013 04:00PM

Get outfit inspiration from Shay Mitchell, Jessica Alba and Olivia Wilde

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

UpdatePosted 10/12/2012 12:55PM

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert

Originally posted 10/12/2012 06:00AM

Madge-ic!

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Emma Roberts, Brad Goreski, Revenge's Ashley Madekwe, Pretty Little Liar's Shay Mitchell, Glee's Darren Criss and Mark Salling all attended A|X Armani Exchange's takeover of HYDE Lounge at the Staples Center for Madonna's "MDNA" concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

"Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were on their feet for 'Like a Prayer'," an onlooker tells PEOPLE."They were adorable and loved it."

Guests danced to some of the singer's greatest hits like "Holiday" and "Turn Up the Radio."

"Emma and Shay put on Madonna-inspired lace gloves and pearls while they tried voguing," the source adds.
– Jennifer Garcia

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