Debby Ryan and Laura Marano get dressed up more than average teenagers: As Disney Channel starlets, they’ve done their fair share of red carpets. But, they say, there’s still something special — and different — about picking a dress for a school dance and, especially, the prom.
“On the red carpet, I’m more worried about looking like I’m not going to the prom. I might be potentially more casual. For a school dance, I can go for it, and for the prom, I will pretend I’m a princess,” says Marano, star of “Austin & Ally.”
When the time comes, the 16-year-old suspects there’ll be another factor in her decision: the boys at school. “At the prom, you are more about boys thinking you’re cute. On the red carpet, you have to please everyone because there are a lot more people looking at those pictures. But,” she adds, “from the dances, you will still have photos but you don’t have to show everyone.”