Credit: Galore

Shay Mitchell went fun and sexy for the summer’s issue of Galore magazine, stripping down to a heart bikini and posing in front of rainbows, ponies, and butterflies for the photo shoot. The Pretty Little Liars star also talked favorite swimwear and what’s up next...

Bikini or one-piece? Though we’re sure Shay could pull off just about anything, she says: “It depends on the place – I feel like a one piece is generally sexier especially some of the low-back cuts…more to the imagination. Compared to a bikini where it’s like ‘boom…I’m essentially wearing a bra and underwear.’”

Shay also opened up about whether or not she was surprised at the success of PLL, which has just been granted a sixth and seventh season: “I’m not one to count my chickens before they hatch, but the books already had a huge fan base. Playing the character Emily Fields, who happens to be a lesbian, was both exciting and something that I feel is important. There seems to be a conversation around her character, a positive one, and I am happy to be that voice.” We’re happy, too, Shay!

As for what might be around the corner for our girl Emily, Shay couldn’t spill any details but she did go into her personal plans for what’s up next for herself: “Well you’re going to have to wait and see what Emily is up to – they keep that script in the vault so I barely even know. As for me, more blogging, a little travel and constant mind and body evolution. I have some things up my sleeve but don’t want to jinx them.” Mysterious...we like it. We’ll have to keep our ear to the ground to find out just what Shay is up to next.

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.