-- Two years ago nobody knew her name. Now, millions of tweens around the world follow actress Sofia Carson, and the young star is set to host the wildly popular Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30. Carson recently stopped by the ABC News studios in New York to talk about her whirlwind career as she preps for the RDMAs.
Here are 7 things to know about Sofia Carson:
Carson shot to fame when she landed a role in a Disney movie
Carson's career skyrocketed when she snagged a role in Disney’s made-for-TV movie, “Descendants.” Carson played Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen. The movie quickly became a go-to favorite for the Disney crowd.
"It really felt special. It was also my first movie and my first really big job so everything for me was just magical like out of a movie," Carson said.
She went on, "Working with Kenny Ortega (director, choreographer), working with an amazing cast, to play the daughter of the legendary Evil Queen, all of it was very surreal. And I know that we all felt that we had something special on our hands, but I definitely did not anticipate or ever imagine the scope of what 'Descendants' has become thanks to fans who have fallen in love with the character and taken it beyond what I ever imagined. Evie really changed my life. And now we have the sequel. I’ve been able to shoot four movies since that film. It launched my career."
She made her musical performance debut last year at the RDMAs
“It was surreal. Growing up I had always sung and been in dance lessons. But I’d never really performed like that before, being on stage singing and dancing at the same time,” said Carson.
She has a new single
Watch Sofia Carson’s new video “Back to Beautiful”:
She will be one of the hosts of the Radio Disney Music Awards
Carson is set to take the stage this year hosting the Radio Disney Music Awards alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Fisher, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega.
She's a homebody
Here's Sofia with her sister Paulina.
Her favorite foods
"Descendants" fans already know the sequel to the smash hit is coming this summer. Carson offered three hints about what to expect.
“There’s really amazing music. There are two numbers you should watch out for, two numbers that I really, really love; Evie’s fashion, and there’s a really beautiful story of friendship between Mal and Evie, like a sisterhood," she said.
You can watch Carson hosting the Radio Disney Music Awards Sunday, April 30, on the Disney Channel.