Miley Cyrus has catapulted to superstardom - and has already being embroiled in scandal. In Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, Disney has fresh faces waiting in the wings. These two youngsters are the subject of today's Face-Off ...
WHO IS THE NEXT MILEY CYRUS, SELENA GOMEZ OR DEMI LOVATO?
DEMI LOVATO by mischalova
Why is Demi Lovato most likely to follow in the successful footsteps of Miley Cyrus? The answer can be summed up in three words: The Jonas Brothers.
Lovato starred alongside that trio of dreamy hunks in the highly-rated Disney Channel movie, Camp Rock. A sequel is already in the works.
Cyrus has her own connection to The Jonas Brothers: a rumored fling with Nick Jonas. But - wait! - the incredible similarities between Demi and Miley don't stop there.
Each is 15 years old; each is represented by Hollywood Records; each has a parent that was a country recording artist.
But what truly makes Demi Lovato an essential Miley Cyrus clone, an artist destined to be the next teen sensation?
Demi Lovato wears a purity ring around her neck, vowing never to let a man enter her sacred garden until marriage. Cyrus, similarly, attends church on a regular basis with her family and once told USA Today that faith is "the main thing."
Two talented, young stars. Each grounded in family.
Each with her legs closed and her head held high. Each on a road to super stardom about which Selena Gomez can only dream.
SELENA GOMEZ by Free Britney
Demi Lovato? Demi frickin' Lovato? Are you kidding me?
While she may be Selena's BFF in real life, Demi simply can't hold a candle to Gomez's combination of charisma, charm, maturity and experience.
On July 22, Selena Gomez will be 16. Demi Lovato will be only be 15 (until August 10). In this ADD Generation, those 19 days are critical.
A working actress since 2002, when she debuted on Barney & Friends, Selena currently stars on the hit series Wizards of Waverly Place.
Lovato? Yeah, Camp Rock was good and all, but that was a Jonas Brothers vehicle. Demi has yet to carry her own show, or her own movie for that matter - Gomez will also be starring in Another Cinderella Story this year, BT-Dubs.
But what makes Selena Gomez a bona fide star-in-the-making is not her infectious personality, her once-in-a-generation talent, or the "Funky Cold Selena" nickname potential. It is her genuineness, which literally fosters maturity beyond her years.
How virtuous is young, sweet Selena? She wears a "purity ring" on her left ring finger that says "True Love Waits." Stardom, however, won't wait long.
Which cutie is more likely to match Miley Cyrus' fame: Demi Lovato (left) or Selena Gomez? The battle for Disney Channel stardom is so on.