Lucy Hale (Aria) is adorable, gorgeous, and, as sugary sweet as she seems, she clearly has a fierce side, too. We knew we loved her for a reason.

Yesterday, Lucy was honored at Cosmopolitan's annual Fun and Fearless Awards. During her acceptance speech, she burst out this comment: "I feel like I have an inner vixen!" That's definitely a fun and fearless thing to say in a speech.

When asked why she thinks she was chosen for the award, Lucy told OK!, "I always thought of myself as a pretty fun, easy going person and I try to do something that scares me every now and then... I guess I’m just being myself and I guess they recognized that."

Lucy also chatted with OK! about her hunky new boyfriend, The Secret Circle's Chris Zylka (Jake Armstrong), who accompanied her to the event (aww).

"I’ve never seen him in a suit and he looks really good," she gushed. "He came out of the bathroom and I was like ‘Babe! Whoa.'"

We're happy that Lucy seemed to have a great night all around!

Be sure to tune in for the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: OK!

Pretty Little Liars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.