Olivia Rodrigo Is Filipino, and Why It’s a B…

The first time I saw Olivia Rodrigo, she was Paige Olvera, a quirky middle schooler who started a webshow (like iCarly) with her Asian American bestie on Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark. I occasionally caught an episode here and there when I would leave Disney Channel on as background noise. I remember being impressed by the channel’s lineup then. At the time (mid-2010s), Disney Channel had several shows starring young BIPOC, rather than all-white casts like some of the shows I’d grown up with in the mid-2000s.

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