Stage and screen actress and vocalist known for her work on Hannah Montana and Camp Rock. She also performed in the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell and toured with fellow singers Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.
She was a contestant in the 2003 installment of the Star Search competition.
She played the role of Joy Moy in the 2009 film version of Fame.
Her grandmother, Sylvia La Torre, was a prominent Filipina actress and singer. Her cousin, Enrique Iglesias, also had a successful singing career. She has two brothers.
She competed against David Archuleta on Star Search in 2003.