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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?


READ: Songs You Were Obsessed With During Middle School In The Early 2000s

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Disney Just Confirmed Their First Bisexual Lead Character And She’s Dominican!

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Disney Just Confirmed Their First Bisexual Lead Character And She’s Dominican!

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Whooot whoot!!

Disney Channel is officially bumping up its diversity efforts. The television channel recently confirmed that it is debuting its first bisexual lead character in a new series. Disney’s latest series “The Owl House” is an American animated fantasy television series created by Dana Terrace and premiered earlier this year on January 10, 2020.

Luz Noceda is the series’ 14-year-old Dominican-American girl and the channel’s first LGBTQ+ character.

While Luz isn’t the first LGBTQ+ Disney character to be featured on Disney (that goes to a character in Pixar’s short “Out” on Disney Plus) she is the first bisexual character to appear on a Disney television series.

“The Owl House” is a series that follows Luz a teenage girl who accidentally falls into a portal leading to another world instead of going to a juvenile detention summer camp.

Speaking about making Luz, her creator Dana Terrace shared that initially “certain Disney leadership” had not been thrilled about the LGBTQ+ character.

“I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard,” she explained in a tweet. “I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could not represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the channel.”

Terrace, who identifies as bisexual, said she fought hard to have Luz be bisexual on the Disney series as well. “Luckily my stubbornness paid off, and now I am very supported by current Disney leadership,” she explained.

Fortunately, viewers have given Terrace and her character quite a bit of support.

Fans of the series have thanked Noceda for bringing the representation of the LGBTQ+ community to Disney.

Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s “Gravity Falls,” shared in the comments that Disney kept him from including LGBTQ+ in his series. “Apparently ‘happiest place on earth’ meant ‘straightest,'” he remarked. “Thanks to Dana Terrace and team, there are explicitly queer animated main characters on Disney TV… This time, Disney- you did good.”

In response to all of her support, Terrace urged her supporters to continue to fight for representation on-screen and other forms of media. “Representation matters!” she exclaimed.

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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After months of delays and waiting, Disney has announced that Mulan fans will no longer have to wait for a major theatrical release to see the live-action version of the animated classic. On Tuesday the Walt Disney Company revealed that the film will no longer seek a major theatrical release and that the blockbuster’s debut will take place on the subscription streaming service, Disney+.

To see the movie, customers will need to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription for Disney+

“In order to meet the needs of consumers during this unpredictable period, we thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family-friendly film to them in a timely manner,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained in a statement according to Variety. “We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience currently unable to go to movie theaters.”

The company has said that it plans to release Mulan in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available to audiences.

According to Variety, “The decision to put Mulan on premium video-on-demand further emphasizes the studio’s increased reliance on Disney Plus at a time when most of their business — from theme parks and cruises to movie theaters and retail stores — have been crippled by the pandemic. Research, Chapek says, suggests that bringing a high-profile release like Mulan to homes “will act as a fairly large stimulus to sign up for Disney Plus.”

Mulan had been originally scheduled for a theatrical debut on March 27 and was meant to be Disney’s biggest theatrical release for the year.

Disney shelled out a $200 million budget and in early March the studio set up a lavish red carpet premiere at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Days later, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to postpone the movie’s release. The movie’s debut was then pushed back several times before Disney announced last week that they would indefinitely remove it from the release calendar. Fortunately, they’ve changed their mind and Mulan will debut on the streamer’s new platform on September 4, 2020.

Disney’s latest version of Mulan stars actress Yifei Liu as the titular character based on the legend of a female Chinese warrior who disguises herself and takes her father’s place as a soldier.

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