The ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars” has already been responsible for some great “New 2 Tats” features courtesy of Janel Parrish and Lucy Hale (Ashley Benson has started showing off her ink and could be featured soon). Being featured now is the stunning Nicole Gale Anderson, who portrays Miranda Collins on “PLL”, and its spin-off series “Ravenswood”.
Nicole has been acting since she was 14 years old. However, before she was bitten by the acting bug, she had other primary interests. In her youth, she was a competitive gymnast before injuries forced an early retirement. Modeling soon came calling, though. After getting a modeling scholarship to the Barbizon modeling school, she began appearing in print ads for Mary Kate & Ashley’s clothing line, as well as Bratz and Stand Up clothing.
Naturally, Nicole’s modeling gigs eventually paved the way to her becoming an actress. She paid her dues on the requisite Nickelodeon shows like “Unfabulous” and “Zoey 101” (both with Britney Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn). She also continued rack up acting credits on other series like “Hannah Montana” and “iCarly”.
Many guest and cameo roles eventually led to Nicole obtaining a more substantial acting gig (still on Nickelodeon) in the show “Jonas” which, shockingly, starred the Jonas Brothers band. Nicole originally tried out for the lead female role of Stella. However, she lost out to Chelsea Staub. The producers liked Nicole enough to create a role for her as Stella’s best friend, Macy. After two seasons, “Jonas” was canceled.
Nicole quickly landed on her feet with two new roles. One was the gymnastics drama “Make It or Break It” (with Cassie Scerbo), and the other was “Beauty and the Beast”, alongside Kristin Kreuk. Eventually, she landed a single episode guest spot on “Pretty Little Liars”, as the aforementioned Miranda Collins. She has managed to parlay Miranda into the lead role on the “PLL” spin-off “Ravenswood” (which just completed its first season). Nicole’s star is rising. It should be interesting to see how far she goes.
Nicole has been quite open about her love of tattoos. She frequently makes a point of showing off a script tattoo she has on her right wrist, which reads ‘Belle Laide’. This literally means ‘beautiful ugly woman’ in French. However, the spirit of the term is more directly linked to meaning ‘unconventionally beautiful’.
Finally, there is the very elaborate, fascinating tattoo she has on her left rib cage. Is combination of 2 doves, 5 gladiolus flowers and the phrase ‘mahal kita’ (which means “I love you” in Tagalog, the native language of Philippines, which is where her mother is from).
You can follow Nicole on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/HeyItsNicoleA