How Old Were Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez in Princess Protection Program?

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In May 2016, Princess Protection Program actress Demi Lovato looked confident as she arrived at 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2016 Wango Tango held at StubHub Center in California.

Demi Lovato tousles her dark hair for the 2016 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango TangoDemi Lovato tousles her dark hair for 2016 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango held on May 14, 2016, at StubHub Center in Carson (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

Seven years earlier, she starred as Princess Rosalinda María Montoya Fioré in the 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie Princess Protection Program.

In her second Disney Channel Original Movie following Camp Rock, the word Princess is said a total of 80 times in the movie.

Demi Lovato was 15 years old when filming Princess Protection Program as Princess Rosalinda María Montoya FioréDemi Lovato was 15 years old when filming Princess Protection Program as Princess Rosalinda María Montoya Fioré (Credit: Disney)

Demi Lovato was 15 years old while filming in Puerto Rico from March 14, 2008, to April 18, 2008. The movie was released on June 26, 2009, when she was 16 years old.

Selena Gomez, who also was 15 years old while filming and 16 when Princess Protection Program was released, was originally cast as Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore and Demi Lovato was cast as Carter Mason. However, the young actresses decided to switch their parts as Demi is “more princessy.”

Actresses Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (R) attend the red carpet premiere of Disney's "Princess Protection Program"Actresses Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (R) attend the red carpet premiere of Disney’s “Princess Protection Program” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 18, 2009, in Toronto, Canada (Credit: John White / INFphoto)

At the premiere of Princess Protection Program in Toronto, Canada, Selena Gomez looked stunning in a one-shoulder white Tadashi Shoji dress and Stuart Weitzman heels.

A few days earlier, she told Associated Press about her close friendship with Demi Lovato. They also worked together on the popular children’s television show Barney & Friends.

“You should be there for someone, and I think you should be honest with someone. I don’t think it’s healthy to go around gossiping and telling other people (things). I think it’s nice to just sit down with someone and tell them how you feel and get it off your chest.”

Actresses Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (R) were both 16 years old when attending the premiere of Disney's "Princess Protection Program"Actresses Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (R) were both 16 years old when attending the premiere of Disney’s “Princess Protection Program” (Credit: John White / INFphoto)

“They knew we would never get any work done because we’d spend the night and we’d stay up late and talk,” she added about staying in a different building than Demi at night. “That didn’t work — I ended up living in her room half the time.”

At 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2016 Wango Tango, the then-23-year-old singer brought a heavy dose of sparkle to the pink carpet in a Balmain mini dress that we’ve also spotted on Kris Jenner.

Demi Lovato sparkles on the pink carpet in a long-sleeved Balmain mini dressDemi Lovato sparkles on the pink carpet in a long-sleeved Balmain mini dress (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

She highlighted her curves in the edgy frock, which featured a plunging neckline, structural shoulders, a thigh-grazing hemline, and a geometric pattern of black and gold sequins.

Demi Lovato wears a geometric-patterned sequined Balmain dress on the pink carpetDemi Lovato wears a geometric-patterned sequined Balmain dress on the pink carpet (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

Demi accessorized with a couple of chunky statement rings by Tacori and Effy Jewelry and a pair of earrings by Sarah Magid.

She wore her raven locks in a chic tousled bob and kept her makeup sultry with smoky eyeshadow, dark eyeliner, mascara and pale pink lipstick.

Demi Lovato poses for photos in a sequined Balmain dressDemi Lovato poses for photos in a sequined Balmain dress (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

Demi kicked off the event with a performance of her hit singles, including “Confident,” “Neon Lights,” “Stone Cold,” “Cool for the Summer” and more.

Demi Lovato wears Balmain as she performs at the KIIS FM Wango TangoDemi Lovato wears Balmain as she performs at the KIIS FM Wango Tango (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

While a lot of performers, like Gwen Stefani, switched up their ensembles between the pink carpet and the stage, Demi remained faithful to her Balmain dress for the whole event.

Demi Lovato performs in a Balmain dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heelsDemi Lovato performs in a Balmain dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

The “Camp Rock” star drew more attention to her shapely legs with a pair of towering Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

Demi Lovato's feet and foot tattoos in towering Giuseppe Zanotti sandalsDemi Lovato’s feet and foot tattoos in towering Giuseppe Zanotti sandals (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

These black satin shoes feature adjustable ankle-wrap straps, wide front straps with open toes, two-inch platforms, and about six-inch sky-high block heels.

Demi Lovato's feet and foot tattoo in black suede "Lavinia" sandalsDemi Lovato’s feet and foot tattoo in black suede “Lavinia” sandals (Credit: FayesVision / Apega / WENN)

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