Every Pretty Little Liars fan knows Shay Mitchell (Emily) is one of the gorgeous stars of the show. But lets delve deeper, shall we? Here are five fun facts about Shay that you may not have known.

1. She changed her name. Shay was born Shannon Mitchell. She changed her name while working as a hostess in a sports bar when she was a teen, as a way to put a barrier between herself and the strangers she constantly had to introduce herself to.

2. She used to be a model. Is it any surprise that the gorgeous Shay was a model with an international career before she started acting?

3. Her first kiss was during a game of spin-the-bottle. Shay was 13 when she had her first kiss, and her own words, she was "so awkward."

4. She was on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Like many a famous Canadian star, Shay had a role on Degrassi.

5. She's double jointed. She's double jointed in her hands!

Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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