I had no idea who Shantel VanSanten was until I started watching One Tree Hill as well. I really liked her character Quinn, and the fact that she was the nicer sister of Haley's, and the off screen friendship that her and Joy had. When I started following her on Twitter, I saw how much she was really striving to make a difference in the life of others by reminding girls that they're loved, they can do great things and other inspirational sayings. One night, I found this page called Team True Beauty, and found out Shantel was a part of it. When I saw how involved she was in a cause that's so close to my heart, that really made me admire her even more. When I met her at the True Beauty event, she couldn't have been sweeter. She's so humble and had this beautiful spirit about her. She's charismatic, lovely, and outgoing. I overheard conversations she had with other people and she was willing to talk about whatever as long as you wanted to. Shantel reminds me that life is worth living, to see the beauty in the small things, to be comfortable with who you are and to remember what's important in life. From her personality and the things she posts on Twitter, I'd say she's a Christian, but I'm not sure. Either way, she is a beautiful human being who inspires all of us and how we should treat one another on a day to day basis.
Both ladies are truly fantastic and I admire them for their strength, courage, and dignity. In this business, they possess qualities that are hard to find. I loved the humility they showed when they both introduced themselves to me, like they didn't expect me to know who they were and shook my hand. It's a small gesture, I know, but it says a lot about their character.