Next Big Disney Star

Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 13, 2008

Now that Miley Cyrus has hit the big time, who's the next young Disney star to watch?
—Frank Frayne, Ada, Okla.

Keep an eye on Selena Gomez, the star of the new Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, about a group of kids with magical powers. "Every week we learn a new spell," she says, "like making love potions, freezing time or flying carpets." The Dallas native, 15, got her start at age 7 on Barney and Friends, and appeared as a guest on Disney's Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody before getting her own show. She's also a singer—like Hannah Montana breakout star Miley Cyrus—who wants to front her own band.