The High School Musical franchise means so much to us, and even now that it's 10 years after the first movie debuted, it will always have a special place in our hearts. Well, actress Monique Coleman is right there with us. In a tear-jerking Instagram post, Monique revealed that not only does she love the movies and the opportunities that they gave her, but she's forever thankful and grateful for how the films changed her life and really were the answers to her prayers.
"10 years ago, 🐾 I came home from filming High School Musical to an empty bank account and a 3 day eviction notice on my apartment door," she wrote on Instagram. "I didn't even watch the movie on my own television because I couldn't afford the Disney Channel....instead I watched it with kids I was babysitting for $10/hr. I didn't have a passport. I'd never recorded a song & I was collecting unemployment. I remember that one of my greatest aspirations was to be able to shop at Whole Foods. 🌟 I share this to remind you that dreams do comes true! They rarely come without sacrifice, hard work, and a faith that closely resembles insanity....but they do come true. Cherish the journey. Enjoy the struggles. And most of all, believe in yourself with all your heart ❤️ #HSM10."
Monique's message about overcoming struggles is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. We're forever proud and thankful that she was a part of our fave movies!
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