\'Pretty Little Liars\' Evolution: See How Far The Liars Have Come
SHAY MITCHELL, ASHLEY BENSON, TROIAN BELLISARIO, LUCY HALE on Pretty Little Liars
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Evolution: See How Far The Liars Have Come

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The Pretty Little Liars Season 6 winter season is set to launch us five years into the Liars' future. In honor of the big change, we've gone back and looked at the first few episodes of the very first season, so we can take stock of exactly how far the Liars have come.

So from Season 1, when they were all starting off junior year, to now, when they're all out of college, here's how the Liars' lives have changed:

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Aria

Lucy Hale/Aria on Pretty Little Liars
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State of Being

Then: Just got back from a year-long stay in Iceland; keeping her dad's affair a secret.

Now: Living in Boston and working for a publisher.

Mike Screenshot
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Family

Then: Apparently happy, united family despite her dad's affair; annoying little brother.

Now: Divorced parents, little bro is all grown up and super hot.

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Love Life

Then: Accidently hooks up with a man who turns out to be her teacher.

Now: Dating her co-worker. But, let's be real, probably still into Ezra.

Aria Fashion
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Fashion

Then: Artsy boho, but relatively restrained.

Now: Actually... the adult version of the same. But she went a little off the deep end in between...

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Emily

Shay Mitchell/Emily on Pretty Little Liars
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State of Being

Then: Successful swimmer who plays by the rules but wants to break out — and is totally in the closet.

Now: Bartending in Cali after struggling with college. At least she's long been out.

Emily Family
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Family

Then: Well meaning but too image-obsessed mom who makes her feel like she can't be herself; dad is deployed.

Now: Much more accepting mom; tragically, her dad has died.

Maya
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Love Life

Then: Dating d-bag Ben who tries to rape her, starting a flirtation with Maya, complicated leftover feelings for Alison.

Now: Single. Maya is dead, but her next major love interest, Paige, could still be in play. And her feelings for Ali never quite went away, despite everything that's happened between them.

Emily Screencap
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Fashion

Then: Low-key and comfy.

Now: Casual but sexy.

Hanna

Ashley Benson/Hanna on Pretty Little Liars
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State of Being

Then: Bitchy mean girl who shoplifts for funsies and is besties with Mona.

Now: Far from stealing fashion, now she works in the industry. And, presumably, is not so mean. Friendship status with Mona TBA, but let's just say things got complicated between them since then.

Hanna
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Family

Then: Her awful dad recently ditched her and her mom, who is so awesome she’d sleep with a cop to protect her daughter.

Now: As far as we know, her mom is still awesome, and over the divorce at this point, more or less. Her dad? Even worse than we originally thought. Hopefully we'll never see him again.

Hanna Romance
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Love Life

Then: Dating popular dude Sean, whom she always liked, but who refuses to have sex with her for religious reasons. Remember Sean? No, you probably don't. Poor Sean. He just disappeared.

Now: Engaged to some newbie, but Caleb is totally the love of her life, and we refuse to have anyone tell us otherwise.

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Fashion

Then: High school fashionista with mean girl flair.

Now: NYC cool and edgy.

Spencer

Torian Bellisario/Spencer on Pretty Little Liars

State of Being

Then: Intense overachiever willing to drive herself crazy to live up to her family's expectations.  

Now: Still an intense overachiever in DC, but she's leveled up several times over when it comes to self confidence and independence.

Spencer
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Family

Then: Uptight, controlling sister, Melissa; overbearing parents; and infinite secrets.

Now: Well, the Hastings family will probably always be a dysfunctional mess, but at least some of the secrets are out in the open and there's a better understanding between them.  

Spencer Romance
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Love Life

Then: Hooking up with her sister's boyfriend and starting a flirtation with a cute guy named Alex, who works at her family's country club.

Now: Single. Alex is long gone, Wren has been MIA for ages; her major love interest is Toby, and you can pretty much guarantee the feelings aren't gone there.

Spencer Fashion
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Fashion

Then: So preppy it borders on boring.

Now: Still preppy, but with a sophisticated, adult edge.

Alison

Sasha Pieterse/Alison on Pretty Little Liars
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State of Being

Then: Missing, presumed dead.

Now: Totally not dead, living in Rosewood, working as a teacher.

Jason
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Family

Then: Everyone's super sad because she's presumed dead, brother looked like he does on the left.

Now: Mom is dead, dad is sketch, sister was her evil stalker, brother looks like he does on the right.

Alison and Elliott Rollins on Pretty Little Liars
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Love Life

Then: Too busy being presumed dead for a love life.

Now: Has something brewing with her sister's doctor.

Alison on Pretty Little Liars
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​Fashion

Then: Presumed dead/on the run.

Now: Kinda school-marmy, to be honest.

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 6 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.

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