Debby Ryan is Disney's New "It Girl" And A Total Belieber!
There's a bubbly redhead in town and she's ready to take Disney by storm!
We know Debby's star power is only going to skyrocket when the fun family friendly show premieres! The show is about a girl named Jesse, played by Debby, who movies to NYC to find herself only to end up becoming a nanny to a super successful and rich family.
Check out what Debby had to say about her rise to fame and finding a home within the Disney family.
On her newfound fame:
As a kid, I literally laid in bed in Texas, having this dream, and now it's actually happening. At times I think I'm going to wake up and I'll just be a girl baking brownies in my kitchen. I wouldn't call myself a celebrity, because I kind of feel weird about that word…
On being a role model to teens:
I'm definitely a role model, and that's something I love; I embrace it. There are a lot of people out there who are scared of being a role model. They're like, "I'm just a normal kid…" I'm normal in a ton of ways, but I'm also fully aware of the fact that kids see what I do, and some emulate me and it's important to me to not let them down. I have this whole thing where I just really want to make my grandma and parents and brother proud.
On the pressure of being the new Disney "It Girl."
Even before the Selena's and Demi's and Miley's, there was Hilary Duff and Shia LaBeouf. And sidenote—I love Raven's career. But I feel like instead of them setting standards, it's sort of like they've carved their own paths. For me, I'm all about longevity. I'm just trying to create my own little venue.
For instance, I love making music, but the way I do it is in my home studio with my brother. I've been writing for a while and producing new tracks and things like that. Sometimes we'll sell them and place them with other artists, sometimes we'll make certain ones just for movies or shows. That's something that I do behind the scenes, because it's just a passion. I don't do it to have my name on it. And if I were to ever create a clothing line it wouldn't just be generic clothes. It would be about, not only the words they say or sketches I draw on them, but also how I go about doing things and representing them.
On being one of the first Beliebers:
It's true! I write a music blog and I'm kind of a YouTube creep. So, I saw this little kid singing "With You" by Chris Brown and I was obsessed with him. I thought he was super precious and very vocally talented. I ran around on set with my iPhone showing people Justin Bieber. Everyone was like, "Oh my gosh, he's amazing!" A couple months later his music video with Usher came out and I was like, "No fair!" It's just so cool to watch the whole thing happen.
Check out the cute vid below!