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This 14-Year-Old Found Out She Was The Next Disney Princess And Her Reaction Was Amazing

"I am Moana."

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Disney's been searching for the voice of their next princess, Moana, and they've found her at last: Meet 14-year-old Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho.

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People announced in an exclusive that the Native Hawaiian was cast as the lead in the upcoming film, but the casting directors for the film decided to play a prank on her before officially offering her the role.

Auli'i went on an initial audition and didn't hear back for weeks. Later she received an email for a callback asking her to audition again and do "more ad-libs."

And the casting directors continued to tease Auli'i, asking her if she could be even happier while saying her lines.


Finally, they gave her the news she'd been hoping for β€” she was indeed the person they wanted to play Moana. And her reaction was priceless. / Via



And of course, Auli'i had to call her mom and let her know the good news too.

Congrats, Auli'i!
Walt Disney Pictures

Moana will be in theaters Thanksgiving 2016.

H/T People

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