The “Pretty Little Liars” cutie posed for the front page shot in a sunny yellow frock while talking with the publication about all things prom related.
Highlights from Shay’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Seventeen Prom!
On picking the perfect dress:
?For my prom I really wanted to wear a bright color ? something that was going to pop and stand out. [You have to think about] how you are going to shine in your photo and how you?re going to look different.”
On going solo:
“I was dating my first boyfriend in high school for a long time, and we broke up before prom. I hadn’t met anyone else that I really wanted to go with, and my friends have always been amazing. So I went with my friends and got a million photos with them!”
On creating style on a budget:
“My dress was about $175, and for accessories I went through my mom’s closet. The earrings, bracelet and rings I wore were all hers. I bought nice, crystal shoes ? you have to get something that makes you really excited. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but I really did feel like a princess putting my shoes on!”
On too-tight curls as her hair disaster:
“I washed it again and we had to redo it with a curling iron. And I had to redo my makeup because of the tears! I was like, ‘I should have gotten it done professionally!’ ? but my mom came through.”
On whether she asks guys out:
“In high school, I knew the guys, so I would have asked. Now I’m the shy girl! I see a cute guy in Starbucks and I’m like…Oh..Okay, and I walk out. But who knows? Maybe I will ask somebody on a date soon!”