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Meet Kiara Muhammad, The Voice Behind The New Disney Jr. Hit Show Doc McStuffins
The newest Disney Jr. phenom for young girls (and some older children) comes in the form of a Disney show featuring a young African-American girl who takes care of her sick and injured stuffed animals while teaching them valuable lessons throughout the show. Doc McStuffins which was just cleared for a second season, has taken over Disney Jr., now meet the young lady behind the voice.
The 13 year old bright star behind the voice of Doc McStuffins is Kiara Muhammad. The young teen who just recently graduated from the 8th grade isn’t your average teenager though. While many Black teens at her age are concerned about boys and being “cool” on twitter, Kiara would much rather be doing what she is doing. Standing behind the mic, putting a smile on 918,000 children’s faces that watched the show in it’s first season.
Essence got the chance to speak with the budding teen briefly and got the scoop from Kiara on what it’s like to be the voice behind such an important show to so many children and their parents.
On how she relates to Doc McStuffins:
I think we both strive for what we want. I really want to be an actress, so I took acting classes and I study my script before I go into the audition. In every episode, she always strives to help the toy and she always gets it done.
On what her friends think about her being Doc McStuffins:
They think it’s really cute because they always make me do the voice, and they’re like, “Awww, I watched the show this morning before coming to school!” They just think it’s a cute show, and they’re happy for me.
On becoming an idol for young children and receiving recognition from African-American doctors:
I just think it’s really great that they look up to Doc. The thing that’s special about the show is that it has those healthy messages, like, ”Don’t stay in the sun too long; you’ll get dehydrated.” “Always drink water and wash your hands so you don’t spread germs.” So I think that’s really why it’s getting this extra attention, because it has that healthy message, but it’s also a fun show to watch.
I think that’s awesome because they all were once little African-American girls who wanted to be doctors. These doctors are starting this kind of movement that are saying, “We are Doc McStuffins. Thank you so much for doing the show because we were in that place not so long ago.” And now, there’s a show that a lot of girls can look up to. They can do that.