Mililani girl is Disney's newest princess in the movie "Moana"
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"I am Moana! When I first heard there was an audition to potentially play the role of Moana, I thought no way that could be me," said Auli'i Cravalho of Mililani.
But it is! Meet 14-year-old Aulii Cravalho of Mililani. She's making her Disney dreams come true as the animated movie's leading lady, Princess Moana.
"Auli'i was the very last girl that I saw on the last day of casting," said casting director Rachel Sutton.
Cravalho beat out hundreds of young talented women vying for the same role, but it was her raw talent that got her to the final round of auditions.
Cravalho was a natural. She captured the vibrant personality of her main character and the attention of the Disney production staff.
It was the icing on the cake for Cravalho-- and even her mom got to savor the happily ever after.
"And just, what we call 'ono the moment' and just savor it. Yeah, it's real, it's real, it really happened. Yes, Auli'i -- you're Moana!" said mother Puanani Cravalho.
The newcomer joins Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the big screen adventure that takes place over 3,000 years ago in the Oceania Islands.
"Moana" sails into theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.