Last week, Disney announced that a new princess would soon be coming to television: Elena of Avalor. She will be Disney's first Latina princess. The news, of course, spread like wildfire and many news outlets were celebrating Disney's move toward cultural diversity. Hell, even Saturday Night Live included the story in its "Weekend Update."
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Not only does this announcement hit close to home because so many of us identify as Hispanic or Latino, but also because the actress who will voice the animated character grew up in Miami. Dominican-born, Miami-raised actress Aimee Carrero will make history with her latest role.
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