Forget child star, there's really nothing bigger than being a former Disney star. When it comes to Disney Channel, it seems like there is a formula for how they sell their product. It's called the "it" girl. It starts small but then it multiplies into something way bigger. A cameo in a hit show turns into a lead role, and before you know it they're selling out arenas world wide with their new platinum album.
Over the years, there have been numerous different Disney It girls, some more successful than others, but each have left their own legacy. Check out this comprehensive timeline of Disney Channel's top girls over the years.
Christy Carlson Romano
Aly & AJ
Her show Wizards of Waverly Place was something Disney Channel had never really done before. Not only was the Russo family magically, they were also Disney Channel’s first Latino family. From the show, Selena started her singing career, appearing on the soundtrack and recording the show’s theme song.
Demi has come a long way since her stint with Disney Channel. She started off in the short As the Bell Rings and that quickly escalated into a two hit DCOMs (Camp Rock) and a hit show (Sonny With a Chance). Now she has a majorly successful singing career with Hollywood Records.