Disney Is Introducing Its First Latina Princess!

by Philiana Ng 7:45 PM PST, January 29, 2015
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Disney is about to introduce its first Latina princess to audiences!

Meet Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager living in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by various Latin cultures and folk stories. A 16-year-old princess, she is a bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne of Avalor.

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The new character, voiced by Young & Hungry’s Aimee Carrero, will debut in a very special episode of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First airing in 2016.

Following Elena’s introduction, the character will then launch her own spinoff show, Elena of Avalor, later that year.

She’ll be joined by several friends, including Mateo, a wizard in training, and Skylar, a magical flying creature.

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