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This Is One Of The Few Disney Character Latinas Saw Themselves In Growing Up

If you were a fan of the “Lizzie McGuire” show, then you probably remember one of Lizzie’s bestest friends, Miranda. From her colorful hairstyles, to her funky humor and badass personality, here’s why Lalaine Vergara-Paras, aka “Miranda,” was so relatable to many Disney fans. Now, the beloved show is coming back for Disney’s dtreaming platform Disney+ and we are all excited. While the news of a reboot itself is exciting, we are still waiting to hear if Lalaine Vegara-Paras will reprise her role as Miranda. We are all still gutted by her sudden departure to Mexico City before the junior high graduation so we will have to wait until after Nov. 12 for the show to hit Disney+ to find out.

In every “Lizzie McGuire” episode, these three were alwayyyys together.

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They were the original three best friends that anybody could have.

And amongst these three amigos, Miranda was often the goofball of the group.

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Which is why the “Lizzie McGuire” show wouldn’t have been the same without her.

But she also knew how to keep it real.


She said things we wish we had the balls to say.

And being honest is what led to some of her most awe-inspiring moments throughout the “Lizzie McGuire” show.

People love Miranda for this. #lizziemcguire #mirandasanchez #lalaine #lalainevergara #90skids #90s #olddisney #disney #disneychannel #quote

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This Disney star was dropping words of wisdom left and right, and she didn’t even know it.

And at times she proved she was just like us.

RIP ? #LizzieMcGuire #HilaryDuff #Disney #2001 #tamagotchi #tomagachi #mirandasanchez #lalaine #awkwardmonster

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So. Did. We.

Miranda was the realest. She wasn’t afraid to tell it like it was, and that’s what everybody loved about her.

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YASSS Miranda!! ??

Even though they had their ups and downs, Miranda always stood up for her bestie, Lizzie.?

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They’ve been comadritas since the early 2000’s.

She was that badass best friend everyone wanted to have.?


Yup, definitely best friend goals. ??

But if there’s one thing you remember about Miranda, it’s that she matched her colorful personality to her hair.

Hair twins ? . . . . #nevergonnagrowup #mirandasanchez #lizziemcguireshow #hairgoals #bangs #spacebuns #pigtails

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Who didn’t try this style after watching her on “Lizzy McGuire”?

She debuted a new hair color with almost every episode.

A big fan of colors. #lizziemcguire #mirandasanchez #lalaine #lalainevergara #beautiful #art #disney #colors #haircolor #hairdye #90s

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Which was sort of hard to keep up with.?

Her pigtails, buns and bangs were her all-time signature.

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Along with those little stringy things.

She was definitely a fan of mixing colors and patterns.

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Puro SWAG.

And there was no such a thing as “too many accessories” when it came to Miranda.??

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From hair pins, to ribbons, earrings, and necklaces, Miranda rocked it ALL.

Altogether, from her obsession with boy bands…

Nostalgia ? @hilaryduff @thelalaine #LizzieMcGuire #Disney #Childhood #HilaryDuff #Lalaine

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…to her love for food (especially sweets)…


Miranda Sanchez became one of our favorite Disney characters in the early 2000s.

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Question is…when will the entire cast have a reunion?


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The Lizzie McGuire Cast Reunited For A Table Read

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The Lizzie McGuire Cast Reunited For A Table Read

Back at it!

Another Disney reunion occurred this week and it included your one true favorites Lizzie McGuire, Miranda, and Gordo.

On Monday, Hillary Duff shared a 44 minute “Lizzie McGuire” reunion featuring one of the series’ most memorable moments.

In a caption to her Instagram post, Duff shared that she had virtually reconnected with her former costars for an online table read of the series’ “Between a Rock and a Bra Place!” episode. According to People magazine, the episode was aired on the Disney Channel 19 years ago.

“LIZZIE MCGUIRE retro table read!” Duff wrote in a caption for the clip. “Some fun for you this Monday! Hope you guys have fun watching this! We could not stop laughing reading lines from tween us…this is the first time we were all “together-ish” in almost 18 years! This week marks the 19th anniversary of this episode ‘Between a Rock and a Bra Place!’ Do excuse our delayed singing…we will be taking singing lessons as a group to work on our craft!!”

The reunion included some of your favorite Lizzie McGuire characters.

Joining in on the fun was Adam Lamberg (AKA Gordo), Lalaine, (Lizzie’s BFF Miranda), Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire), Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire), Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire), Ashlie Brillault (Kate) and Davida Williams (Claire).

“I truly believe that this show was magical, and everyone that was a part of it created that … and made this show mean so much to so many people,” Duff said following the table read. “I think we’re all very grateful to have experienced that.”

If you don’t remember, the”Between a Rock and a Bra Place!” episode was the one in which Lizzie and Miranda wanted “a BRA!!”

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The episode followed Lizzie and Miranda attempting to be cool by convincing their parents to order them bras while Gordo helped Lizzie’s younger brother Matt enter a contest to become Jet Li’s sidekick in a movie.

No doubt the highlight of this reunion was getting to see Lelaine back in action!

Her role as Mexican-American Miranda Sanchez might not have been the titular lead of “Lizzie McGuire” but she was undoubtedly the character with the most heart, wit, and lessons. Here’s a look at the character who brought all the realness to Disney channel’s best show.

1. That time she dealt with body dysmorphia.

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In the episode “Inner Beauty” Miranda struggles with her self-image after seeing a photo of herself. The whole episode ended up sending Miranda into an unhealthy tailspin so bad that she…

2. She tried to deal with her body dysmorphia by not eating and explained why.

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After wanting to make sure that she looked super skinny for a music video project Gordo was shooting,  Miranda started skipping meals and nearly passed out during dance practice. After a sit down with her friends, Miranda spoke honestly about why she felt the way she did.

3. The time she didn’t  get a Valentine’s Day card.

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And gave the commercial holiday a great big middle finger and stuck out her tongue.

4. That time she predicted the future of all mean “cool kids.”

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It was a bit harsh, but the moment, like most MIranda moments, did it’s job in making sure Lizzie always remembered where they were headed. 

5. When she is reminded by Gordo that being grown-up is not that great.

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Literally, never a truer word has been spoken. Because meanwhile the rest of us have to deal with taxes.

6. That time she was smarter than her art teacher

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I mean really how many times have you sat in a class and wondered why you had to do something instead of dream about N’Sync.

7. And that time she totally nailed the feelings that come with growing up.

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Yes, girl yes. This is the definition of growing up and out of your adolescence. 

8. When she did spider braids before girls at Coachella.

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And rocked so many other hair styles you wouldn’t dare to pull off. Remember her pom pom phase?

9. When she was all like “I’m stronger than the person you think I am.”

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It’s hard being friends with someone who always gets to take center stage of your life, we get it Miranda. This episode of her sticking up for herself to her own BFF was so real. 

10. When her side eye was so on point with Gordo.

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Miranda’s side eye game was actually always so on point with Gordo. Those two had a rocky relationship and Miranda was always around to remind him to chill it. 

11. When she was the best friend ever for building her friend up.

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Even if it was the cheesiest chant ever and Lizzie acted selfish at times, Miranda was a great friend.

12. That time when Lizzie and Gordo went to Italy and she passed to chill in Mexico.

Fans of Miranda were super bummed to find Miranda nixed from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” but we got when we learned that she’d ditched the show to be with her family in Mexico.

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13. When Lizzie overreacted about getting a bra and Miranda was like “chillll.”

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That time, Lizzie decided that in order to be popular she needed a bra was the most important episode ever. Mostly because Miranda was mortified to find her friend was so shallow.

14. And that time when she was this honest with Lizzie about her outfit.

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Every friend needs a BFF who will tell her truth about her outfit choice. While this one was forced upon Lizzie on a very important day, Miranda was not afraid to get real.

15. When, LBR, she brought better moves to that “Play” music video than Lizzie.

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There’s a reason why they put Miranda in the front for this dance scene. And it has absolutely everything to do with Lizzie’s average moves ( sorry Lizzie!)

16. When she was too cool to hurt the environment

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That faux leather and fur coat made the funky combination look just so damn good.

17. When she did the grunge look better than Lizzie

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Lizzie’s style was always cute and fashion forward but Miranda always pushed the status-quo with her edge. 

18. That time she was all about the rebelde.

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Can you deny that this “rebel” shit was not the ultimate look of the series? Didn’t think so. 

19. That time she freaked out after getting a B in class.

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Miranda is every child of immigrants who did not come all of this way for their kid to get a B in class. Gordo might have been the self-proclaimed group of the squad’s trio but Miranda was undoubtedly the cool beans school star Gordo wanted to be. 

20. The times her sense of humor was always better than everyone else.

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“Where is Lizzie? She never misses lunch. It’s her favorite class!”


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Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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ABC went all out over the weekend with their second round of “The Disney Family Singalong” and man will it ease your worries.

If you didn’t already tune into the television special when it aired the first time around on April 16, the latest episode is definitely one to join in on. ABC started the new program in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and is meant to rally families, friends, and celebrities together for a night of entertainment, laughs and songs. The new series has already featured some of Disney’s most beloved musical numbers from its classic films which are sung by the top musicians currently in the game.

Last month, in April, stars like Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, and others gathered around their cameras to sing to families across the country for “The Disney Family Singalong.” The event, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, saw performers in their home environments using minimal equipment and “a whole lot of harmony” to get fans watching to join in on the fun. To make things seamless, the lyrics which featured Disney’s most popular songs were displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Anyway, for Mother’s Day, ABC kicked off a second episode of the special and it was pretty dang magical.

For “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,” ABC really reached for the stars, wrangling in the likes of Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, and John Legend.

But the best part of the night came when Miguel and Christina Aguilera joined forces to sing a bilingual rendition of “Remember Me” from Coco.

During their portion of the singalong special, Miguel and Aguilera belted out the lyrics to the Disney-Pixar classic singing both in English and Spanish. Making the performance even more special, an all-female Mariachi band joined in to bring life to the song’s melody.