Auli’i Cravalho, born on November 22, 2000, in Kohala, Hawaii, has navigated her path to stardom as a multiracial individual. She comes from a background of being Native Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish ancestry, reflecting her rich diversity.


Cravalho’s first breakthrough came when she was cast as Moana in Disney’s film Moana. Since she was the first Polynesian Disney princess, Cravalho’s depiction deeply struck a chord with global viewers, particularly with those who identify as multiracial or multicultural and found themselves reflected on the screen. Not only did her acting demonstrate her exceptional skill, but it also emphasized the significance of inclusive representation in the media.


Cravalho’s success continues beyond her role as Moana, since she has flourished in the entertainment industry by taking on roles in television shows such as “Rise” and pursuing a music career. Being a multiracial artist, she has become a source of inspiration for individuals who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, as she embraces her heritage and utilizes her platform to advocate for inclusivity and acceptance.


Cravalho’s rise to fame exemplifies the importance of embracing one’s identity and promoting diversity. With her skills and charm she has become a symbol of inspiration for people of mixed heritage globally. Demonstrating the significance of representation.



Elle Pierre

Project RACE Teen Vice-President


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