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From Her Disney Roots To *That* Love Triangle: Sabrina Carpenter’s Rise To Fame

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The Disney Channel is the holy mecca for young performers destined to become Hollywood juggernauts. And Sabrina Carpenter is just one of the many fresh emerging talents from the network with staying power in the same league as Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Vanessa Hudgens.

WATCH: Sabrina Carpenter Gives Us An Exclusive Peek Inside Her Dressing Room. 

Like the slew of talented Disney women who came before her, Sabrina has been singing and performing since she was a little one.

The actor and singer grew up in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania where she was homeschooled.

However, her dad quickly realised her passion to perform, and at 13, the family moved to Hollywood in the hope of striking big.

In an interview with 1883 Magazine, Sabrina spoke highly about her upbringing and how her unique home life allowed her to be as creative as she wanted.

“I grew up in the middle of the woods, so there was a lot of room and time to be creative and use [her] imagination,” she said. “My parents always encouraged music and art in my household.”

Without further ado, here is how Sabrina catapulted her career to become a star.

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A look into this girls world. (Credit: Instagram)

Who is Sabrina Carpenter?

Sabrina is an actor, singer and performer who rose to fame on the hit Disney show Girl Meets World.

However, not many people know that her Disney roots date back to a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus called The Next Miley Cyrus Project.

She finished in third place, and it was the perfect foundation for her lucrative career.

What is Sabrina Carpenter’s age?


Sabrina is 22 years old, and she’s a Taurus.

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Sabrina in The Short History of the Long Road. (Credit: Instagram)

How did Sabrina Carpenter get famous?

Before becoming a budding pop princess, Sabrina landed her first acting role in 2011 on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2014 the blonde beauty was cast as Maya Hart onDisney’s Girl Meets World, which was cancelled in 2017.

She has also starred in high-profile dramas like The Short History of the Long Road and comedies Tall Girl and Work It.

She was also cast as Cady Heron in the Broadway show Mean Girls, but unfortunately, her run was cut short because of the pandemic, which shut down theatres.

Is Sabrina Carpenter happy about her Disney days?

Speaking with Marie Claire, Sabrina revealed she is grateful for the experience but is glad the show ended so she could pursue other ventures. 

“It was such a beautiful experience; I wouldn’t have changed it. But I was just about to turn 18, and I was really excited about moving on to the next thing,” she said of her time on Girl Meets World.

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Sabrina is good friends with Joey King. (Credit: Instagram)

What’s next for Sabrina Carpenter’s acting career?

Sabrina is dipping her toes into a new genre! She’s set to star in the upcoming comedy thriller, Emergency.

She is also starring and producing a movie for Netflix called Alice, a musical reboot of the iconic Alice In Wonderland.

That’s right! The Skin singer has added producer to her resume, and her first project was Netflix’s film Work It, which she starred in too.

When did Sabrina Carpenter become a pop singer?

Sabrina’s first love is singing and in 2014, she signed a deal with Hollywood Records.

Soon after joining the label, she released her debut EP, and in 2016, she delivered her first studio album, called Eyes Wide Open. 

Then in 2016, she released her second album EVOLution, which included the single Thumbs that became her first gold-certified single in the United States.

In January 2021, Sabrina released the now infamous song called Skin.

However, the emotional song exploded on the internet not because of its incredible art but also due to one messy Disney love triangle between Sabrina, Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.

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“I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons.” (Credit: Instagram)

What happened between Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett?

Sabrina found herself in a love triangle after Olivia Rodrigo released her hit song Drivers License.

Fans were quick to herald Sabrina as the “blonde girl/who always made me doubt” in the song lyrics because she fit the description, and there had already been rumours swirling that she was dating Joshua Basset – the man at the centre of it all.

The saga reached new heights online after the world became aware of the niche teen celeb drama, Sabrina was forced to address rumours that her song Skin responded to Olivia’s single.

She semi-denied the allegations in an Instagram post which read, “Thank you to everyone who has listened to Skin, especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what I was trying to get across.”

“I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. So I was inspired to do what I usually do to cope, write something I wish I could have told myself in the past.”

“People can only get to you if you give them power too. And a lot of people were trying to get to me. The song isn’t calling out a single person. Some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had in the past year.”

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“People can only get to you if you give them power too.” (Credit: Instagram)

Is Sabrina Carpenter single?

In the past, Sabrina was in a relationship with Bradley Steven Perry, who is also a former Disney star.

They started dating in 2014, but unfortunately, their union ended in 2015.

In an interview with J-14, she spoke about the unique way Bradley asked her out with a message in a bottle.

“[It was a] really unique way to ask someone out,” she said. “Like the pirate movies, like they do the little bottles and they put notes in them and send them across the ocean, like one of those, and [he] put a note inside. It was cute.”

Of course, we already know she was linked to Joshua Basset around June of last year, but it appears they have also parted ways.

Sabrina seems to be single, but she clearly has other things on her mind considering her career is on the brink of global success.

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