Aimee Carrero is set to make Disney history as the voice of the studio’s first Latina princess.
The Young & Hungry star will bring 16-year-old Princess Elena of Avalor to life in an upcoming episode of animated kids’ show Sofia the First, before starring in her own spin-off series, Elena of Avalor.
Announcing the news, Disney chiefs state, “(Princess Elena) is a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.”
Both shows will air on Disney Junior in 2016.
Now we don’t know about you, but we foresee a tad bit of controversy ahead, since the Latina princess bears a VERY strong resemblance to Princess Jasmine, who as we all know has a middle-eastern background. We’ve already seen comments stirring about Disney thinking Latinas and Middle-Easterners must look similar, but we’re sure the company’s heart was in the right place….probably…maybe.
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