Thank You Shantel

This tumblr page was made by Cath (@AdoreShantel) to show our gratitude for Shantel and her three seasons as Quinn on One Tree Hill.

This is the bracelet that Cath wears every day. <3

This is the bracelet that Cath wears every day. <3

— 2 years ago
Dear Shantel,

I don’t know where to begin. I’m so grateful to have someone like you in my life. I’ve been through a lot, and through my years if being bullied - One Tree Hill was the one thing that I was able to look forward to. I loved Quinn from the very first moment she appeared on my screen. This last season in particular has been amazing. Quinn has grown so much as a person, and you’ve evolved as an actress. I love how it ended, my heart just smiled watching the little Evans family!

After meeting you last summer I could see how special you really are as a person. The joy, that good, special energy that just surrounds you. Going to France this February was worth the 16 hour trip (and getting on a wrong train. Oops!) just to meet you again. To tell you in person how much you have inspired me. How much you have helped me.

Being bullied, dealing with people close to me dying, self-harming and being on my own made me loose complete faith in myself. Through your tweets (although not always directly to me) have helped me through all of it. Your advice has meant so much. You guided me the way to find the strength and confidence. Just a year ago I was hating myself and my body, you were the one to help me turn around and start believing that things could get better.

Every day is still a struggle, but you’ve helped me through it. It meant so much to me when you listened to my story, and allowed me to cry in front of you in France. I’ll cherish those moments forever. There has been a few moments where I wanted to harm myself again, but I remember all your words, read your TTB interview and your letter to beauty that’s on my wall. It always saves the day, no matter how bad it might feel at the moment.

You’ve saved my life, Shantel. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being you. And for showing me the way to Team True Beauty. I love you.

Xoxo,

Cath from Norway

— 2 years ago

See, it’s just not us. Austin adores you too ‘cause he messaged me (Cath) this.

— 2 years ago
Dear Shantel,

I just want to say how much I love you and how much of a great actress you are. I want to thank you for being an inspiration and great role model. Every time you tweet an inspiring quote it makes my day better, and I believe anything is possible. You have been amazing on One Tree Hill, and I have loved watching you. I wish you the best of luck in any upcoming projects you have.

All my best,

Sara from Ireland

— 2 years ago
Made by Lauren(Elle) from the UK

Made by Lauren(Elle) from the UK

— 2 years ago
Dear Shantel,

I loved you as Quinn in One Tree Hill, and your relationship with Clay was perfect. You are actually one of the prettiest people alive, and I am so jealous of your hair. I will never forget your amazing relationship with Joy/Haley, and you have brought me so many laughs and tears during your time on One Tree Hill. I will forever be grateful for the lessons that you have taught me :) I love you.

Much love,

Toni from the UK

— 2 years ago
Dear Shantel,

Thank you for being such an inspiration. You have helped me through so many hard times just by your tweets. You’re a hero to so many people in the world, including me. You have showed me how to see the good in people and life, and taught me never to give up on the things I love. I am so glad you took up the role of Quinn James. Nobody could’ve played her better, and you brought a new life to Tree Hill. Without you the show wouldn’t be the same. We have watched you grow over the past 3 years and it’s been an honor to watch you become even more talented and beautiful. You had us laughing and crying, and I will miss you. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you.
Thank you for being a inspiration and my hero. I would love to thank you in person, but for now this’ll do. I love you so much beautiful ♥

Love,

Holly from the UK

— 2 years ago
Dear Shantel,

I would like to thank you, Shantel, for being an inspiration to a lot of people including me. Your character, Quinn, taught me that no matter what a person’s past has been you could still accept them like what she did with Clay. You are amazing! Love you and thank you!

Xoxo,

Lauri from the Philippines

— 2 years ago