ByMeghann Elisa, writer at
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
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It's no secret what Disney favorites like Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens are up to these days — they've grown up in front of our very eyes. But what about those stars who spent a little less time in the limelight? Check out their transformations below.

1. Moisés Arias — Rico Suave in 'Hannah Montana'

Arias' acting career has not stopped since leaving his role as Rico on Hannah Montana. He starred in the 2013 Sundance film The Kings Of Summer and voiced Antonio in Despicable Me 2.

2. Lalaine — Miranda Sanchez in 'Lizzie McGuire'

The queen of funky hairstyles, former Lizzie McGuire star Lalaine has taken a step back from acting to focus on a music career. She played bass guitar in the band Vanity Theft until 2011, but is now working on solo projects.

3. Maiara Walsh — Meena Paroom in 'Cory In The House'

Walsh has certainly been busy since her role as Meena on Cory In The House. She played a leading character in Mean Girls 2 and featured as Ana Solis in Season 6 of Desperate Housewives.

4. Bobb’e J. Thompson — Stanley in 'That's So Raven'

I don't think anyone saw this one coming. Since starring as that annoying kid in That's So Raven back in 2006, Thompson has had numerous acting roles — you might also recognize him from the movie Are We There Yet? (He plays an annoying kid in that one, too.). Nowadays, he is focusing on his rapping career. Oh, puberty.

5. Aly and AJ Michalka — Aly & AJ

It's been more than 10 years since their debut album was released, and musical sisters Aly and AJ are still performing together. After a brief period recording under the name 78violet (yeah, I don't get it either), the girls saw sense and reverted back to their original name. They announced in December that new music would be on the way this year. How could we forget their first catchy hit?

There's a blast from the past!

6. Carly Schroeder — Melina Bianco in 'Lizzie McGuire'

Carly played the lead in Gracie in 2007 and hasn't done much since, but she has lots of pretty pictures on her Instagram and her bio reads: "Happily running wild." More power to you, girl!

7. Steven Anthony Lawrence — Beans in 'Even Stevens'

After a hugely varied career as a youngster, it would seem that Lawrence's success might not have continued into his adult years. Indeed, he was spotted by multiple mallgoers working at the Santa photo station at a shopping center in California last December. You can't win 'em all, hey?

8. Brenda Song — London Tipton in 'The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody'

Song made her transition into mainstream movies in 2010 when she appeared in The Social Network alongside Jesse Eisenberg. She went on to score recurring roles in Scandal and New Girl, as well as starring in the Fox TV series Dads. As you can see from the photo on the right, she takes a pretty good picture, too! Check out her Instagram for more beautiful photos.

9. Olesya Rulin — Kelsi Nielsen in 'High School Musical'

Rulin has had lots of great roles since starring in the High School Musical series, including Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010) and Family Weekend (2013). Perhaps her coolest character to date, though, is the one she is currently playing: Calista Secor in Marvel Comics adaptation Powers. See her in action below.

10. Matt Prokop — Jimmie 'The Rocket Man' Zara in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'

Aw, Little Jimmie is all grown up! Beard and everything. The Troy wannabe went on to star in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming and an episode of Modern Family before kind of dropping off radar. By the looks of his Instagram, he is currently focusing on photography.

11. Madison Pettis — Sophie Martinez in 'Cory In The House

After a packed few years working on Horton Hears A Who!, Phineas And Ferb and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, Madison has stuck to her Disney roots and is currently voicing Zuri in the animated series The Lion Guard.

12. Jemma McKenzie-Brown — Tiara Gold in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'

It would seem Jemma has dropped off the face of the Earth since her role as Sharpay's nemesis, Tiara in High School Musical 3 — she even recently deleted her Instagram. Just goes to show that a life in the spotlight certainly isn't for everybody.

13. Dylan and Cole Sprouse — Zack and Cody Martin in 'The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody'

Dylan caused a bit of a stir back in 2013 when it was discovered he was working as a host at a New York City restaurant. He came back saying that the job was a chance for him to try a new experience, as well as a way to socialize and get out of the house. Disney's cheekiest twins have moved away from acting and are now focusing on photography and art.

Who's your favorite Disney graduate?


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