Disney’s first Latino princess still reigns! “Elena of Avalor” just got greenlighted for a second season.
“We are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,” Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said in a statement of the show which airs 7:30 p.m. Fridays on Disney Channel.
The Princess Elena character — aka hometown girl Aimee Carrero — was introduced at Walt Disney World in Orlando last week. She provides the voice for the animated TV show.
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You may recall the actress — who attended Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High — when she starred in that hysterical viral video “S--t Miami Girls Say — and Guys.” Carrero and her two pals imitated a few local words and sayings we all know and love such as “Irregardless,” “supposably,” and “Like, I can’t. I can’t even talk about it right now.”
Carrero, who also stars as headstrong character Sofia in the sitcom “Young and Hungry” on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, has come a long way from her YouTube days: Disney added that it plans extensive merchandise tie-ins, including dolls, books, accessories, a soundtrack and DVD.
Busy lady: The Dominican native reports on social media she is also in the throes of wedding planning. The groom to be is fellow actor Tim Rock. “We are having a large ceremony this summer in Aspen, Colo. and a small church wedding later this year in my hometown of Miami,” Carrero told Latina.com.