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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Finds Its Newest Princess

Auli’i Carvalho for 'Moana'

Disney’s upcoming animated musical Moana has found its next princess in a young native Hawaiian. Fourteen year old Auli’i Cravalho has earned the lead role and will co-star along side Dwayne Johnson (who voices the demigod Maui) in the upcoming animation.

Cravalho overcame a very tough audition against hundreds of other hopefuls, by “demonstrating fearlessness in her auditions and having a playful, mischievous wit“, as Moana co-director John Musker says.

Here’s Cravalho on playing a character like Moana (via. People).

“Moana is such an amazing character,” Cravalho told People. “She’s brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to get it, and I think that’s something that I can relate to as well. I just love watching how she goes along in this wonderful movie and grows as a person and helps her culture along the way.”

Probably the inspiring part about this news… the young lady thought she never had a chance, and was spotted when singing at a charity competition. Check out the announcement from the ever enthusiastic Dwayne Johnson followed by Disney announcing the casting in a very touching video.

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IT'S OFFICIAL: After months and months of worldwide casting calls, we've finally found our next DISNEY Princess… #MOANA. I'm pumped to welcome 14yr old @AuliiCravalho of Mililani, Hawaii to our project. What's amazing about this story is that she didn't think she was good enough so she never auditioned. Fortunately, one of our Oahu casting agents discovered her singing at a charity competition and the rest is history. * An awesome lesson to all young kids out there… work hard, have confidence in yourselves and never think you're not good enough because you never know what the future holds. Congratulations Auli'i! Can't wait to work with you and watch you bring this new Disney Princess to life. #YesThatsMeOnTheRight #HisNameIsMaui #HesADemiGod #AndHePutsMoanaInHerPlace #SoHeThinks #DisneyAnimation #MOANA #TimeToSing

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MoanaA young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.

Moana arrives in theaters on November 23, 2016

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