In case you weren't aware, Shelley's tenure as a super starlet started at a young age, when she won the title of Miss Teen USA in 2004! "I didn’t know that a lot of preparation was supposed to go into getting ready for the pageant," Shelley tells Playboy. "I found a dress for $90 at David’s Bridal, did my own hair and makeup. But I guess the hardest part for me was that I can be pretty candid. It was realizing this was a world that was fairly censored."
Shelley's candid attitude must have impressed, because after winning the crown she nabbed a starring role on Days Of Our Lives! "I played a b***h on Days of Our Lives when I first started," Shelley says. "There definitely was some evil in Stephanie, and while it wasn’t a supernatural evil show, Stephanie is the opposite of Diana: she wasn’t good to begin with."
Unlike Diana, Shelley is a mere muggle — but if she could have any superpower it would be the ability to time-travel! "To travel back in time, to see people that are no longer here; I have so many childhood memories that I’d want to revisit," Shelley says. "I asked Britt[Robertson] when we were shooting an episode, 'If you could travel into the past or future, which would you do?' She said future, and I said past. I’m not one who lives in the past, but I’m definitely a sentimental person so I’d love to go back to the good old days."
So, what's next for our girl Shelley? "I definitely have gotten better at singing," She says. With a bit of training I can pull it off, but I would not say singing will ever be my number one talent."
Fingers crossed that Shells joins the ranks of Taylor Momsen and starts a punk band! We’ll miss her on our TVs every week.