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Pinay-Canadian Makes it to People Magazine’s Most Beautiful in 2015

Filipinos are known to be one of the most beautiful people around the world, and just recently another Pinay made it to People Magazine’s Most Beautiful for 2015.

Shay Mitchell, whose mother hails from Pampanga, is one of the stars of “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC. She is also a second cousin of internationally renowned Tony Awardee theater actress and The Voice Philippines judge, Lea Salonga.

Shay Mitchell plays Emily in "Pretty Little Liars" Photo Credit: Spoiler's Guide
Shay Mitchell plays Emily in “Pretty Little Liars” Photo Credit: Spoiler’s Guide

Shay was first a model before landing her role as Emily in the ABC TV show “Pretty Little Liars”. What was interesting about this Pinay-Canadian actress was that she wanted to be “white” just like other Filipinas when she was younger. Back then, she would avoid being exposed under the sun so her skin would not get tanned. She would even wear contacts to mask her Filipino roots.

Photo Credit: Youtube
Photo Credit: Youtube

But things are now different for the Hollywood actress. Her dream of becoming an actress was just once part of a vision board. And now that she has been hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful by People Magazine for 2015, Shay will definitely a brighter future in Hollywood!

Photo screen-grabbed from Shay Mitchell's Instagram account @shaym
Photo screen-grabbed from Shay Mitchell’s Instagram account @shaym

Written by G.A. Viray

G.A. had a lot of professional working experiences in different fields and industries before finally deciding to write articles in 2014. She is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian who also has a passion for teaching, training and facilitating. More than all her skills and passions, she is very much grateful that she is blessed with an adorable daughter and a loving husband.

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