Disney's First Real Latina Princess Is Finally Here (PHOTO)

princess elena of avalorShe's here! She's finally arrived! After years of speculation and development, Disney has just announced their first Latina princess, so ladies and gentlemen, let's meet Princess Elena of Avalor.

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Elena will debut officially in 2016 but will make her first appearance on the hit show Sofia the First. In the special story arc, Sofia will discover the mysterious Amulet of Avalor, which secretly has trapped Princess Elena for the past several decades!

Take a look at your newest Princess:

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Disney originally announced that Sofia would be their first Latina princess but was later met with criticism from the Latina community for the character's obscure and ambiguous identity. But now with this release, we have a whole new princess to fawn over, and the "confident and compassionate" girl is exactly what we've needed.

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A Latina Disney princess has been a long time coming. And the latest development means great things for kids. Expanding the princesses means that little girls and boys can see more racially diverse characters and can see more on-screen role models that resemble themselves.

And that's a win for all of us!

What do you think of Princess Elena?

 

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