02:07 PM EDT 01/28/2014
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.
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.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 09:15AM
The Pretty Little Liars star shows off a fun new do
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.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 04:00PM
Get outfit inspiration from Shay Mitchell, Jessica Alba and Olivia Wilde
Originally posted 10/12/2012 06:00AM
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.
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