Lalaine Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987), also known as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and spokesperson.
Lalaine recalls her audition this way: "Disney was having a hard time finding someone for the part of Miranda Sanchez, so when I went in for the part, everyone else had already been in place. I went in for what I thought was a call back, as we were all doing a table reading, and then I thought, wow, this is weird.... I think I actually have the part right now!"
Born to Filipino parents originally from Batangas and Pampanga, she grew up and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four siblings, Marian, Francisco and Cristina. She lived in the Philippines from 1990 to 1995. In 1997, Lalaine's sister, Cristina begged her mother to drive her to her singing coach for vocal lessons which she paid for in 3 months. It was then where Lalaine was discovered and she performed as Little Cosette in the Broadway musical production of "Les Miserables" for almost a year.
She is of Filipino and Spanish descent. In an interview, she stated, "People ask me, 'Are you Spanish?' … "I say I have Spanish in me but I'm not just Spanish. I'm proud of my ethnicities and I will always be proud of being a Filipino".
Lalaine is also involved in many charity events, such as the AIDS benefit concert and *NSYNC's challenge for the children.
Lalaine was arrested in July 2007 and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. She has pled guilty to the crystal meth charge, but her record will be expunged when she completes a drug-treatment program.
Music Career Edit
In 2003, Lalaine released her independent debut album, "Inside Story" which had a limited release. Lalaine's song, "You Wish!" was featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "You Wish". She co-wrote 6 songs on her album. Lalaine performed on the Nickelodeon variety show, "All That."
In 2004, Lalaine released the single, "I'm Not Your Girl" and was featured on the DisneyMania 3 album with her cover version of "Cruella De Ville." As of 2009, she is pursuing a music career, and joined the band Vanity Theft in 2010. In 2011 Lalaine was asked to leave Vanity Theft.
|Year||Film/ TV show||Role||Notes|
|Border Line||Theresa||TV movie|
|2001–2004||Lizzie McGuire||Miranda Sanchez||Disney Channel original series|
|2003||You Wish!||Abby||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Chloe/The First Evil||2 Episodes|
|2004||The Buzz||Herself||Talk Show|
|2005||Lagot ka... isusumbong kita||Lalaine||1 episode|
|2007||What's Stevie Thinking?||Miranda Sanchez||Unaired Lizzie McGuire spin-off|
|Her Best Move||Tutti||Distributed by Summertime Films|