Shay Mitchell Talks Pretty Little Liars, Life Lessons

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Shay Mitchell is featured on the cover of next month's Seventeen.

The issue hits newsstands on July 3, but read on for excerpts from the actress' interview, in which she dishes on each one of her Pretty Little Liars co-stars...

Shay Mitchell Seventeen Cover

On the other Pretty Little Liars: I’m so close with each of the girls for different things. Troian is my go-to when I want advice on something. She’s literally like her character - so smart. Lucy is so cute and southern. We joke around a lot on-set. And Ashley is like the fun, carefree little sister who I never had.

On motivating others: When I was in high school, I wanted to be a counselor and I wanted to work with kids. I’ve been through the worst of high school. And I want to motivate people to live the best life that they can, because we’re only here for one life.

On life lessons: Growing up, I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in. I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made like that for a reason. It’s tough being a girl. I think we need all of the support we can get.

For more on Shay Mitchell and spoilers from this season’s Pretty Little Liars, go to http://www.seventeen.com/shay and pick up the August issue of Seventeen, on newsstands July 3rd.

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