Meet Elena, Disney’s First Latina Princess
Disney will soon be introducing their first Latina princess, Princess Elena of Avalor, in a special episode of “Sofia the First,” the hit Disney Junior series sometime next year.
As it turns out, a 16-year-old princess named Elena has been trapped inside that amulet for decades, ever since her parents and kingdom were taken from her by an evil sorceress named Shuriki, and it's up to Sofia to restore Elena to her human form and return her to Avalor to reunite with her sister and grandparents and take her place as the ruler of Avalor.
Following her debut, Elana will star in her own spinoff series, called "Elena of Avalor," which will debut on Disney Junior in 2016.
Disney describes the 16-year-old, Princess Elena of Avalor, voiced by Aimee Carrero, of ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry,” as a “bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor” and “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore."