The flower girl is none other than the lovely Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal). She Instagrammed the shot earlier today, along with the caption: “To my first modeling job. I am obviously killin it.” We appreciate a girl with a sense of humor about silly childhood pics. Basically, we want to be friends with both the Janel of today and the Janel of yesteryear who looks so thoroughly unimpressed by the floral wreath situation happening on her head.
The wreath is actually called a haku, and is a lei worn on the head. They are traditional in Hawaii where Janel was born and grew up. The PLLer made a name for herself in the island state, acting and singing in local productions before moving to L.A. to pursue an acting career when she was 14. Basically, she may be as driven as her PLL counterpart (though decidedly less homicidal).
What do you think of Janel’s throwback pic? Did you know she is from Hawaii? Sound off in the comments below!