Credit: Photo © 2010 ABC Family Channel Photo: Showstopper Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell (Emily) first heard about Pretty Little Liars from her manager, and immediately put together an audition tape — but not for the role of Emily.

"I had originally auditioned for Spencer, actually," Shay says. "After I found out that Troian [Bellisario] got that role, which she is perfect for, I did another tape for Emily. Emily is just so much more suited for me."

Good thing that second chance worked out — Pretty Little Liars had Shay at hello.

"As soon as [my manager] said the name for the show," Shay says, "I knew I wanted to go for it.”

Source: Just Jared