EXCLUSIVE: Bella Thorne Already Planning Her Quinceañera

Shake It Up! star Bella Thorne is only 13 years old, but the part-Cuban actress is already planning her quinceañera. “I know what a quinceañera is and I’m really excited,” the sweet and bubbly Bella tells Latina.com. "I’m going to have one, hopefully instead of a Sweet 16. I asked my mom and she was like 'Yay!'” 

Asked why she’s choosing to have a quinceañera instead of a Sweet 16, Bella says it's because she wants everyone to know she's Latina. “I just want to represent my Latin heritage,” she says. “A quinceañera would be a way for all of my friends to really, really know that I’m Latin.”

Bella says the quinceañera would be as much for her dad, Delancey, who died in a car crash a few years ago, as it is for her. “It’s in honor of my dad," she says. "He always wanted me to have a quinceañera."

Bella tells us she also knows exactly what kind of dress she wants to wear on her big day. “A big one!” she says with a laugh. "It’s got to be big because I’m a big personality kind of girl! It’s got to be flashy!”