By Samantha Leal | 02/24/2014 - 14:18
Growing up, I loved Disney movies. For most of my early life, I wanted to be Wendy flying off with Peter Pan. “Peter!” I’d yell in a faux-British accent that would make even Madonna herself wince. A couple of years from then, when I was well into my princess phase, I transformed myself into Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She loved books! She had brown hair! She loved her dad! When it came time to pick your favorite princess among your friends, she was obviously my number one choice.
By Samantha Leal | 04/23/2013 - 15:31
Call us royal crazed, but we love any princess story! Princess Maxima Zorreguieta, born in Buenos Aires, will become the Queen of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013, when her husband of 11 years, Willhem-Alexander becomes King. Following Queen Beatrix’s resignation, Princess Maxima will be the first Latina to ascend to the throne of the Netherlands. As a royal, Princess Maxima has a flair for fashion – she even wore Valentino to her wedding. But our favorite part of any Maxima outfit has to be her hats – and she has a lot of them.
By Sugey Palomares | 11/18/2012 - 11:00
While Disney's Sofia the First may not be Latina, we are honoring the millions of Latina princesses who are! We've received countless entries (the photos our readers have submitted are ADORABLE!), and now it's time to unveil our first 10 princesas Latina.
By Samantha Leal | 10/25/2012 - 18:00
With the Princess Sofia controversy and the idea of a Latina princess on everyone’s mind, we wondered what stories might lend themselves to a Latina fairy tale film. While some of these stories are told throughout different countries and have different endings, we would imagine (and hope!) that the children’s version would deal with a happily ever after scenario. (Hey, have you read the original tale of The Little Mermaid?
By Samantha Leal | 10/23/2012 - 09:59
After Disney announced the first Latina princess, the unveiling of Princess Sofia sparked a controversy due to her appearance: light skin, light brown hair and blue eyes. While some saw it as a positive move toward understanding Latinas as a diverse community, others saw it as creating a non-identifiable character and essentially "hiding" her Latin roots.
By Samantha Leal | 10/19/2012 - 09:54
Disney has released images and details of the newest princess, and some are not happy. The company had announced plans for a new Disney Latina princess, Sofia, that will be starring in a Disney Channel movie, followed by a TV series on both the Disney Channel and Disney Junior. But the newest images of the princess have many questioning the reasoning behind her appearance: light skin, light blue eyes and light brown hair.