The McClain sisters are having a moment right now: China McClain is going to be a part of Descendants 2, while Sierra McClain just snagged a recurring role on Empire. We're so proud of them for these big career-changing accomplishments – and so is their sister Lauryn McClain! The star took to her Tumblr to share the most inspiring and uplifting note about her family's successes.
"I have tweeted, I have instagramed, I have celebrated, I have screamed, I have shared with the world. But I think it’s time that I formally address this topic," Lauryn wrote. "As you all may know, my only little sister, China, will be starring - alongside the amazing cast of Disney’s Descendants - in Descendants 2 as Ursula’s daughter, Uma. As you may ALSO know, my only BIG sister, Sierra, has gone and amazed everyone with her amazing, beautiful, pure voice on the set of FOX’s Empire and will be joining them in their 3rd season this September."
"I have grown up with the both of them and watched their hunger for greatness grow and their talents skyrocket to unbelievable heights," Lauryn shared. "I am often amazed by their aptitude. The MINUTE I think my sisters cannot get any more talented than they already are, they prove me wrong. Every. Single. Time. I have had the HONOR of being their sister and watching as their hopes and dreams turned into reality."
"China - at only 17 years old - has already done WELL OVER 100 episodes of television and made history by playing the very first African-American Margaret in A Dennis the Menace Christmas almost 10 years ago," Lauryn wrote. "She is a self-motivated, determined, passionate young woman and I have learned SO much from her. She is confident and smart and so, so very special. Every single time I go to try something new, or learn something, or take something on that might be difficult for me? I always say to myself, 'what would China do?' My fearless firecracker… China, if I even had HALF of the determination that you do, I would be set for life. You inspire me every day. WhatEVER you do, you do it 1000% and if you even think you can’t do it 1000%? You prepare. You practice. You rehearse. You PERFECT whatever it is you’re faced with. That is such an admirable trait and something you should be oh so proud of."
"Sierra… She is only 22 years old and aside from the fact that she is about to change the entire world with her voice and lyrics that are so amazing, nobody would ever believe she wrote them? She has also managed to change MY life," Lauryn added. "I have never met someone that is so young yet has so much control over their life. I wake up every single day eager to learn something new from her and she never disappoints - even when we are thousands of miles apart… She is my only big sister/sibling and I am beyond blessed to have her in my life. Sierra, if anybody EVER needed a reason to believe in God, all they’d have to do is look at you. Look at your life, your routine, your heart. You are living proof that, even though we make mistakes and have regrets, God will ALWAYS bless consistency and faithfulness."
"I’m not a very vulnerable person, guys. I used to be when I was younger but things that have happened in my life have changed that drastically. And because of those things, I don’t have that many heroes. I don’t idolize anyone, I don’t aspire to be like many people, I don’t open myself and my emotions and my heart up to many people," Lauryn shared. "But Sierra and China.. My sisters. You two are my heroes. My warriors. My champions. My protagonists in every way. I. Am. Honored. That I get to live this life with you two. I wouldn’t want it any other way. It brings me to tears to know that God loved me enough to put me in a family with you guys. You two are the reason that I dream. The reason that I hope. The reason that I know that - no matter what - everything is gonna be alright, especially when it’s proving to be the opposite."
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