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We’re pretty sure Ashley Benson was always meant to be a star. The Pretty Little Liars actress has been performing since she was a child and, thanks to Ash’s mom, Shannon Benson, we’ve been given an all-access pass to her childhood dance recitals, picture poses, and “diva” moments. Check out this adorable picture of Ashley in 1999.

“#tbt Ashley being a Diva,” Shannon captioned the photo. “year- 1999.” In the photo, Ashley is rocking a bold floral print outfit and laying on the sass with a head tilt and hands on her hips. You can tell even then, Ash didn’t let anyone boss her around.


This isn’t the first example we’ve been given of Ashley owning the stage (or frame). In September, Shannon shared this adorable video of Ash dancing and lip-syncing along to Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” as a little kid. “Ashley is the 3rd on the left,” Ash’s mom, Shannon Benson, posted along with the YouTube video. “High bun on top of her head. Ashley has all the moves down: head & hip shaking, leg movements and remembers the dance!” And she totally did.

If that performance doesn’t impress you, check out Ash’s killer performance to “Colors of the Wind” at eight years old, or her tapping along to “Singin’ in the Rain” at only seven! We’re not surprised this pretty little dancer is still on the stage.

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!