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Aimee was at the Beverly Hills premiere for Elena of Avalor with the cast a few days ago and she looked ADORABLE. They cut a cake for her birthday.. with Elena on the cake! So cute. Thanks to AliKat for some of these.

July 16 – Elena Of Avalor Screening: Beverly Hills

Aimee was on Despierta América ! on July 13th and I finally was able to find a video of the segment. You can watch it here. Be sure to disable any adblocker as the video will not load if you have one active. The interview is in spanish and Aimee was just ADORABLE. She discusses Elena of Avalor in the interview.

2016 – Despierta America!: Screencaps (7/13)

Disney’s first-ever Latina-inspired princess, Elena of Avalor, will soon be making her television debut. The Dominican-American actress Aimee Carrero, 27, is the voice behind, arguably, the company’s longest awaited princess. Carrero recently sat down with Fox News Latino, where she discussed why voicing the first Latina Disney princess is not only an honor to her, but a dream come true.

“It feels incredible. It’s totally amazing and totally surreal,” she told FNL. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this—not just our generation, but many generations before us. I consider it a great honor and a great responsibility, and I couldn’t be prouder of this character and the character that Disney has created.”

Carrero describes her 16-year-old character as adventurous, bold, courageous and “in charge of her own destiny.” As most teenagers, she’s eager and thinks she’s ready to rule her kingdom, but soon finds out there’s so much more to being a queen than meets the eye. To Carrero, it’s princess Elena’s adventurous journey as a strong young woman that makes this story so alluring.

“She’s out there, making her own decisions,” she said. “She’s her own hero. There is no Prince Charming—there’s no love story there—and I think that is representative of what’s happening around the world with women. We are finding our partners later in life. We are making those commitments later in life, and we are focusing more on ourselves and what we can bring to the table before we go out and search for a partner.”

Right on! Elena of Avalor will tell stories influenced by the traditions, foods, mythology, folklore and the customs of Latin cultures. For example, in the first episode viewers will see the story of a shape-shifting creature based on the Chilean Mapuche (a group of indigenous inhabitants) myth of the Peuchen. Viewers will also see a spirit guide from a Mayan tribe in Mexico.

“What makes [Elena] stand out is that she is a woman of color in a position of power and is doing a great job,” Carrero said. “She’s just a strong role model and a flawed role model. I think it’s important to remind the audience that just because you’re a leader, doesn’t mean you have all the answers.

Other characters in the series will be voiced by talents like Jenna Ortega, Constance Maria, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado, Tyler Posey and Lucas Grabeel.

Appearing in the various shows like “The Americans”, “Lincoln Heights” and Freeforms hit series “Young & Hungry,” Elena of Avalor will be Carrero’s first ever voice-acting role. “I take that as a compliment—to have a varied career so far,” she said. “I think I’ve been very lucky to be able different characters and different genres, different modes or genres of arts.”

Elena of Avalor will debut on the Disney Channel in a one-hour, two-episode premiere on July 22.
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Happy Birthday Aimee!

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I’ve added a bunch of Young and Hungry photos of Aimee from this week’s episode and an upcoming episode in 2 weeks. Thanks to my friend Angela for the stills and on the set photos. Be sure to follow her on twitter for news and updates on Emily Osment.

Young and Hungry: 04×07 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 04×09 – Stills
Young and Hungry: 04×09 – OTS/BTS

Disney’s first ever Latina-inspired princess is finally making her television debut.

“Elena of Avalor” hits screens in a one-hour, two-episode premiere next week, and fans can expect to follow her on exciting adventures and have new Disney characters to fall in love with.

Behind the adventurous Elena is 27-year-old actress Aimee Carrero, whose mother is Dominican and her father Puerto Rican. Voicing the first Latina Disney princess is both a dream and an honor for her.

“It feels incredible. It’s totally amazing and totally surreal,” she told Fox News Latino. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this – not just our generation, but many generations before us. I consider it a great honor and a great responsibility, and I couldn’t be prouder of this character and the character that Disney has created.”

Carrero describes the 16-year-old Elena as a typical teenager who thinks she is ready to take on the world – or rule a kingdom – but finds out that there is so much more to being a queen and having that power. She is adventurous, bold, courageous and “in charge of her own destiny.”

“She’s out there, making her own decisions,” she said of Elena. “She’s her own hero. There is no Prince Charming – there’s no love story there – and I think that is representative of what’s happening around the world with women. We are finding our partners later in life. We are making those commitments later in life, and we are focusing more on ourselves and what we can bring to the table before we go out and search for a partner.”

“Elena of Avalor” will tell stories that draw on the traditions, foods, mythology, folklore and customs of Latin and Hispanic cultures. In the first episode, fans will see a shapeshifting creature based on the Chilean Mapuche myth of the Peuchen and a spirit guide from a Mayan tribe in southern Mexico.

“What makes (Elena) stand out is that she is a woman of color in a position of power and is doing a great job,” Carrero said. “She’s just a strong role model and a flawed role model. I think it’s important to remind the audience that just because you’re a leader, doesn’t mean you have all the answers.”

It is something that Carrero learned and Elena will come to understand during the season.

“(Being a leader) is not so much excising power,” Carrero told FNL, “as it is listening to other people and taking suggestions from other people. And sacrifice is at the center of any good leader. You have to do what is best for the greater number of people – even if it comes at a cost to you.”

Other characters in the series will be voiced by the likes of Jenna Ortega, Constance Maria, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado, Tyler Posey and Lucas Grabeel.

Carrero said it’s very different being a voice actor because you don’t interact with your co-stars. She joked that she begged those in charge of scheduling to put her in the studio at the same time as other actors so that she could cross paths with them.

In addition to “Elena of Avalor,” Carrero appears in the Freeform (formally known as ABC Family) hit series, “Young & Hungry,” as well as shows like “The Americans” and “Lincoln Heights.” This is her first voice-acting role.

“I take that as a compliment – to have a varied career so far,” she said. “I think I’ve been very lucky to be able different characters and different genres, different modes or genres of arts.”
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I’ve added 20 HQ photos of Aimee from the Miami screening of Elena of Avalor where she was photographed with cast, hosts, and young fans. Big thanks to my friend AliKat for these. Aimee looked adorable. Enjoy!

July 14 – Elena of Avalor Screening: Miami

“I”ll take charge like the leader I know I can be, and take care of all those who are counting on me!”

The new Disney Channel original animated series Elena of Avalor is premiering this month, and its protagonist is Disney’s first Latina princess.

Actress Aimee Carrero voices the titular character Elena, a princess recently released from an amulet she spent 41 years trapped in, thanks to an evil sorceress. In the body of a 16-year-old, Elena is tasked with taking care of her family, ruling the kingdom and restoring it to greatness.

“What I love most about Elena is she’s her own hero,” Carrero said in an interview with ABC News. “There’s no Prince Charming, so I hope people at home watching will just be inspired her sense of self, her confidence and her leadership.”

Elena of Avalor is technically a spinoff of a storyline from Disney Junior show Sofia the First. Like in Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor features original musical numbers.

Sofia the First faced some controversy when it first aired for billing the fair-skinned, blue-eyed princess as Latina. Elena of Avalor not only features a proud Latina princess, but the setting of the show is inspired by various Hispanic cultures.

“Disney’s been in my family for a very long time and just to see my own images represented – my own culture represented – is really special and I hope it will be for everybody watching,” Carrero, who is Dominican and Puerto Rican, told ABC News.

Elena of Avalor will premiere on July 22 at 7:00 p.m. on Disney Channel.
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I’ve added photos of Aimee’s appearances yesterday at the People: Espanol office and Elena of Avalor screening. She looked adorable at both.

July 11 – Elena Of Avalor ScreeningHQ replacments thanks to AliKat
July 11 – People Espanol Offices
July 11 – Leaving Good Morning America

Aimee was on Good Morning America this morning discussing Elena of Avalor, Disney’s new Latina Princess. Check out the interview below and be sure to tune in on July 22nd!

2016: Good Morning America: Screencaps (7/11)

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