‘Pretty Little Liars’ star’s heart lies in music

NEW YORK – On the ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars,” Lucy Hale’s character, Aria, has a passion for fashion. She wears lots of layers, textures and patterns.

While Aria loves to express herself through clothes, Hale channels her emotions through music.

The 23-year-old was among the winners in 2003 of “American Juniors,” a spinoff of “American Idol,” where the final five formed a vocal quintet. They recorded an album but broke up in 2005. Hale laughs that she was “just convinced I was the second coming to Kelly Clarkson.”

While Aria loves to express herself through clothes, Hale channels her emotions through music.

The 23-year-old was among the winners in 2003 of “American Juniors,” a spinoff of “American Idol,” where the final five formed a vocal quintet. They recorded an album but broke up in 2005.