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5 Latina Rising Stars to Watch in 2013-Photo2BELLA THORNE
This gorgeous, 15-year-old triple threat did her first magazine shoot at only six weeks of age. She’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows since then, but is best known for her starring role as aspiring dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney hit Shake It Up! which has garnered her much recognition including a 2012 ALMA nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Proving that she’s much more than a pretty face, Bella also speaks openly about her struggles with dyslexia and bullying, and works with a number of organizations to raise awareness. Currently, she’s gracing the August cover of Unleash’d magazine, she’s got an album in the works, and has just signed a book deal with Random House to co-write a YA series called Autumn Falls.

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