Hilary Duff : The First
Hilary set precedent for all subsequent Disney Star graduates. At the time she embodied the essence of youth, purity and fresh talent. She’s had to work very hard to fit into her own skin and permanently erase the Disney image from her artistic identity.
Miley Cyrus : The Disney Prodigy
Miley equals what we call the triple threat in theatre. She could dance, act and sing by the age of 12 and acquired millions of young followers by the age of 15. Call it hit Television series, movie, arena concert or internet twitter fan base, she has mastered it. One wonders what more is left for this teenager to achieve in the future…
Demi Lovato : The Christian Rocker
The funny thing is that most Disney stars tick certain boxes. Christian, check ✞ Chastity believer, check ✔ Talented, can sing and possibly dance, double check ✓✓ So what remains that makes Demi Lovato special? For one, she fills a different quota than her other pop princesses. She has a certain edge and will always be the underdog compared to to her blonde and perky competitors.
Ashley Tisdale : The Odd One Out
Unfortunately Ashley Tisdale doesn’t tick any of the boxes above. Which makes me think that her mainstream “success” outside the “High School Musical” series will be short lived.
Vanessa Hudgens : The Other Half
It’s no secret that Hudgens has been on people’s most hated list. Though she did a pretty decent job if I may say so myself on all of the “High School Musical” movies, she embodies a pretty typical modern teenage problem. She has been dating one of the most wanted young men in Hollywood. Over time she has developed lots of enemies instead of fans and unfortunately her personality (I have my sources) or lack of one hasn’t helped her recover her status. Hopefully her talent will help her resurface in the future.
Selena Gomez : The Hopeful
Thankfully Miss Gomez seems to be turning out to be quite a young lady. Between all the charity work that she involves herself in and her budding music career one hopes that this grounded teenager will stick around and show the world what she has in store for us to see .