Shay Mitchell has landed her first big campaign with American Eagle. The Pretty Little Liars star is one of 15 faces in the brand’s “Live Your Life” campaign.
Shay was the host of the American Eagle’s denim party in New York City on Tuesday when she spoke about her excitement on seeing herself on the 15,000-square-foot LED billboard in Times Square. The actress is part of a rotating group of images that appear on the store’s gigantic digital facade.
She told the Daily News, “I just saw photos on Twitter of the billboard in Times Square. It’s insane! I sent them to my mom and and they were like, ‘Is that really you?. It’s just unreal. I’m going to go incognito across the street and stare at it like a freak. This is so exciting!”
She added, “I love the campaign. I love what it stands for, showcasing so many people and all of their different styles. It’s just not about perfect mannequins and perfect models. I know how it is from modeling when I was younger. Sometimes, you want to see how the clothes are worn on real people.”
Talking about styling herself in American Eagle’s clothes – she revealed, “I chose all my outfits and I wear them in my everyday life. Jeans and heels are my thing. I’m a real girly-girl, so when I’m not wearing dresses, I’m always wearing heels. I love the AE Skinny Kicks because they’re sexy and flare, but it’s still a slim fit. And it works on me because I have hips.”
It sounded like a fun event. Connor Cruise was even on hand to spin records at the party.