Many, many celebs don't go by their real names. This isn't news. But they're usually changed to sound more ~different~ and ~cool~.
As for Pretty Little Liars bae Shay Mitchell, her name "Shay" was just a regular old nickname from when she was younger, inspired by none other than Jennifer Lopez.
Firstly, what's her real name?!
While speaking to Glamour, Shay revealed that, "I love J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez. And when I was in high school, people would be like, 'Shay-Lo,' and then 'Shay' kinda stuck. We dropped 'Lo,' because no one can be J.Lo."
But changing her name ended up working in her favour.
"When I was auditioning, I would go into rooms, and because it was a unique name, they'd ask me about it. So that would get me another minute in the room, which is always great," she revealed.
The more you know.