Bhagavan “Doc” Antle is one of the many characters in Netflix’s “Tiger King” and has been indicted on wildlife trafficking charges. Months after the show’s premiere, the real villain was arrested.
Doc Antle on Tiger King
Antle’s private zoo in South Carolina called Myrtle Beach Safari was featured in Tiger King, and he was disappointed in his portrayal in the documentary.
Antle told CNN that he’d spent his entire professional life promoting the welfare and conservation of big cats and other species, had deep regard and feelings for the animals in his care, and would never hurt or abuse them in any way.
Investigation & Chargers
An investigation led by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring found its way to South Carolina in December 2019. A search warrant was executed at Antle’s property and along with Doc, two of his daughters, Tawny and Tilakam, were charged with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and violating the Endangered Species Act.
Neither of Doc Antle’s daughters has an attorney. Their father also mentioned that they would never hurt or abuse animals in any way and they look forward to clearing their names.
“The show Tiger King made a number of false statements about my personal life that I just let slide off my back.”
Antle believes that animal rights activists have a huge influence on the elected officials, and this is what brought attention to the State of Virginia, pressing such charges, attacking his treatment of animals, and attempting to slander his reputation.
Before Myrtle Beach Safari, the investigation led by General Mark Herring hit Keith Wilson’s Wild Animal Park in Virginia, seizing 119 animals, including tigers, bears, lions, goats, camels, a water buffalo, and more species. The law unit is still investigating the relationship between Keith Wilson and Tiger King’s star Antle relationship as they initially found that both men trafficked lion cubs between South Carolina and Virginia.
35+ Disney Channel Fashion Choices That We’ll Always Remember
Throughout the last few decades, Disney has brought us plenty of Disney Channel originals, from TV shows to movies. There are even a few outfits from the Disney Channel that we can’t forget even years later.
Alex – Wizards of Waverly Place
Selena Gomez is a style icon in her own right. So, it’s no surprise that she served a role as a fashion icon on Wizards of Waverly Place. While Alex Russo’s style might not seem as cool as it once did, it’s still an iconic example of Disney Channel fashion.
The Cheetah Girls
If you wanted Disney’s take on a girl group, you don’t have to look any further than The Cheetah Girls. The four-woman group took to the stage and the results were unforgettable.
Another unforgettable facet of their fame in the early 2000s, though, was their sense of style. The Cheetah Girls didn’t shy away from bold prints or bright colors. On top of that, the four were almost always coordinated with their looks both on and off the stage.
Tamera – Sister, Sister
Over the course of six seasons, we had a lot of time to see the fashion styles of Tia and Tamera evolve as the show went on.
There are plenty of examples of their style shining through the years but the white top that Tamera layered here really caught our eye. While some of the styles from the early 2000s haven’t carried through the years, this is one that we could see someone rocking today and it’s definitely an outfit we won’t forget from Disney.
Keely – Phil of the Future
While it didn’t last terribly long, many people fondly remember the Disney channel show Phil of the Future. As for fashion icons in this show, we turn to Keely.
In the show, Keely was Phil’s modern-day partner in crime. For the time period, she had all of the most popular accessories too. This was one Disney character that was ready to grab a few layers, a skinny scarf, or a thick headband to complete any outfit.
Mia Thermopolis – The Princess Diaries
When she first finds out who she is, Mia Thermopolis is really put through the wringer for her perceived lack of style. However, she proves herself to be a Disney icon both in formal and casual wear.
When she isn’t tackling duties in the public eye, Mia’s style is simple and often veers toward monochromatic options as seen with this simple shirt and jeans. Yet, when it’s time to impress her subjects, the princess isn’t afraid to try a look suiting a royal.
London – The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
As the heiress to the Tipton fortune, it’s no surprise that London Tipton showed a high interest in fashion. Brenda Song brought plenty of iconic looks to life.
It’s no surprise either since we were given a peek into London’s impractical expansive closet more than once throughout the series. In addition, we have to respect London’s dedication to her aesthetic, often sporting bright pinks and purples as the show went on. Plus, she tops every look off with enviable confidence.
Raven – That’s So Raven
A genuine teenage psychic, title character Raven from That’s So Raven had a lot on her plate. Yet, she had time for fashion too.
If there’s one thing that Raven didn’t shy away from in the show, it was bold fashion choices. She often played around not only with bright colors and patterns but playing with different textures as well. We personally love her affinity for faux fur even in casual outfits to school.
Sharpay – High School Musical
Few Disney Channel characters embody ambition the same way Sharpay does. The antagonist of the movie, she’s used to the stage and always ready for it.
From her more formal blazers and skirts for class to her poolside look in the second movie, Sharpay rarely comes on screen looking amiss. Sharpay is another style icon that we have to admire her dedication to her aesthetic too. Even Barbie herself would envy the library of pink clothes and accessories Sharpay breaks out.
Sonny – Sonny with a Chance
Today, Demi Lovato impresses almost every time they cross the red carpet or on stage. In their Disney days, they filled quite a few roles.
The one we’ll talk about here is their role as Sonny from Sonny with a Chance. Admittedly, not every outfit the character donned was a winner but it was an iconic and recognizable wardrobe all the same. From dresses and flared-out skirts to layered jackets, blazers, and vests, Sonny wasn’t afraid to be a fashion risk-taker.
Gabriella – High School Musical
We already talked about the fashion sense of Sharpay Evans. Still, we’d be remiss to not mention Gabriella’s style in the same franchise.
Like many Disney characters, Gabriella wasn’t always on screen in the trendiest or best outfits but who can look great all the time? Since she was supposed to be Sharpay’s opposite, it’s no surprise we got a lot more whites, blues, and other similar colors throughout the films but no character in the franchise would be complete without an outfit in the Wildcats’ signature red.
Harper – Wizards of Waverly Place
Iconic fashion doesn’t always mean the clothes you’d love to own yourself. Sometimes, it just means that someone’s style is so unforgettable, it sticks with you.
While she might not always match everyone’s styles, we have to admit that Harper from Wizards of Waverly Place is creative and talented if nothing else. She often sported her own handmade clothes and never considered anything “overdressing.” Even out of these outfits, her bubbly style always shone through.
Maddie – The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
While she was meant to serve as the opposite of London, Maddie didn’t have the same interest in fashion as her counterpart. That isn’t to say her style was bad, though.
It can seem hard to judge, especially since Maddie is often seen in uniform. However, we do have to appreciate that she manages to make the outfit her own with a loose tie and a few accessories. She didn’t disappoint when she showed off her more casual wardrobe either.
Tawny – Even Stevens
A lot of Disney characters are pretty bubbly and their fashion leans towards bright colors. After all, it’s pretty standard for children’s programming. That isn’t to say there aren’t any characters that boast a darker aesthetic.
If you go back to 2000, you can see this fashion preference in Tawny. She often opted for dark-colored clothing and wasn’t afraid to accessorize with a choker or two. Her varying hair throughout the seasons often impressed fans, too.
Topanga – Boy Meets World
If there’s one character that marched to the beat of her own drum, it was Topanga. Throughout Boy Meets World, she’s pretty unapologetic for who she is.
It’s the reason that her story drew us in enough for Disney to launch a sequel to Boy Meets World as well. While a lot drew us into Topanga’s character, her style isn’t to be forgotten. She had a style that was steeped in ’90s fashion including plenty of tie-off shirts, monochrome palettes, and plaid patterns.
Jane – Tarzan
While Tarzan might have started off as a movie in the Disney universe, there was also a Tarzan animated show. So, we can showcase the style of Jane Porter. When we first see Jane, she’s in a nearly impractical dress for exploring the jungle.
As she gets more comfortable in her surroundings, though, we get to see Jane in a few more suitable outfits. These often included narrower skirts and she drops a lot of her accessories in favor of a more subdued and practical look.
Dorothea – The Cheetah Girls
When it comes to The Cheetah Girls, the Cheetah Girls themselves only steal part of the spotlight. They aren’t the only fashion icons Disney included in the movies. Another stunning wardrobe came from Dorothea, the mother of Galleria.
Much like her daughter, Dorothea saw the value in a bold print and she wasn’t afraid to experiment with that either. Fittingly, her favorite animal pattern seems to be cheetah print. We can see where Galleria got her sense of style!
Casey – Life with Derek
The queen of the casual look, Casey from Life With Derek pulled off her style. While she wasn’t as ostentatious as London Tipton, she remains iconic.
Oftentimes, you saw this character in a few fashion staples. This included some styles that are fairly timeless, such as blue jeans. However, she also incorporated some of the styles of the time such as making sure a sweater was layered under a t-shirt or adding simple barrettes to her hair.
Lizzie – Lizzie McGuire
Hillary Duff left her mark on Disney Channel with a variety of roles. Among her most iconic is arguably her role as Lizzie McGuire.
Of course, Lizzie had her missteps here and there but she pulled out a few unforgettable outfits, especially in The Lizzie McGuire Movie. We especially love her silver getup as she takes to the stage as a pop star. Still, her day-to-day outfits have a lot of charm of their own as well.
Zenon – Zenon
There are some characters that you can recognize just by their color scheme. It’s a trick that’s often used in places like comic books and cartoons. Once upon a time, this included Zenon of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.
She was well-known for her pink and blue outfits and that didn’t mean she only wore one outfit either. As the series went on, we got to see an impressive number of ways that Zenon could rock pink and blue.
Cece – Shake It Up
During her time on the Disney channel, Bella Thorne became recognizable for her role as a main character on the show, Shake it Up. This didn’t just include dancing outfits, too.
Cece is another character that Disney created that loved to layer their clothing. Admittedly, this wasn’t always in Cece’s favor but some of her simpler looks are among her most memorable. Plus, she wasn’t afraid to add edgy touches like a pair of studded boots.
Gwen – Halloweentown
There’s no Disney classic to get you in the fall spirit like Halloweentown. If you’re looking for fall fashion inspiration, you can see that there too.
While many of the characters in the movie are dressed in the Halloweentown style, we get to see how Gwen, Marnie’s mom, dresses in her day-to-day life. With layers of denim over neutral tones, we can tell she’s ready to tackle the cooling weather. There’s also something about the style that suits her character!
Kim – Kim Possible
When you think of someone dressing practically, that doesn’t always coincide with high fashion. If anyone was up to the task, though, it was Kim Possible.
The superhero cartoon character usually took on her crime-fighting duties in a pair of cargo pants and a long-sleeved black crop top. Outside of that outfit, she still often sported crop tops and baggy paints although we saw it swapped out with a dress or cheer uniform too.
Ren – Even Stevens
Christy Carlson Romano is another actress that filled a few different roles in her time with Disney. One such role was as Ren in Even Stevens.
Throughout the run of the show, Ren wore a litany of different outfits for almost any occasion that you can think of. Still, one that stands out to us is decisions like her single-button cardigan seen here or her love from tops like turtlenecks.
Princess Rosalinda – Princess Protection Program
During the events of Princess Protection Program, Princess Rosalinda has to go into hiding for her own safety. Her style is worth noting, too.
Of course, as a princess, you can expect plenty of gowns from Rosalinda. Specifically, we love her main gown which is reminiscent of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast too. Even in her clothes in hiding, she retains a dressier, more formal style, favoring dresses over other options.
K.C. – K.C. Undercover
It’s no surprise that Zendaya was well-dressed even in her Disney Channel days. With a premise like the one K.C. Undercover has, it gives a lot of room for different styles.
After all, the show has K.C. acting as a spy. As the name suggests, this includes quite a few scenes of the characters going undercover. This variety of characters — so to speak — that Zendaya embodies, includes all types of styles.
Liz – The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap is a tale of two twins, separated since they were young, who run into each other and realize who they are. In the Disney movie in question, Lindsay Lohan played both twins.
As for the fashion, we’re going to turn to Liz rather than Meredith here. We’re impressed by Liz’s versatility in her style. In some scenes, we see here in a loose button-down that’s flattering but casual. However, we also see her in more formal dresses and jackets.
Jessie – Jessie
Like a Mary Poppins in Manhattan, Jessie is about a nanny working for a family in New York. It follows the day-to-day life of the family and Jessie. As the show continues, Jessie only further solidifies her place in Disney Channel history as a fashion icon.
Even as the show is working up into a frenzy of chaos, Jessie is still usually there rocking a nice dress or richly-colored blazer. Even further, she wasn’t afraid to add some accessories.
Shego – Kim Possible
If you want a villain that knows their color scheme, you can’t find anyone better than Kim Possible’s nemesis, Shego. No matter how you see her, you can count on Shego wearing green and black, complemented by the visual representation of her powers.
Even better, she’s found her stride with her makeup as well, using a bold black lip to match her color scheme. It’s really the way the colors are patterned out that ties her whole aesthetic together.
Mary – Jump In
Jump In had an interesting concept when it came out. After all, how many movies can you think of that satisfy a love for jump roping? In the movie, Keke Palmer stars as Mary and, during the movie, she made many a young watcher jealous with her wardrobe.
Casually, she’s seen in a lot of popular items at the time like denim vests. Once the competition comes, though, we can’t help but fall in love with the shining uniforms.
Jasmine – Aladdin
Aladdin is another Disney movie title that had its day on Toon Disney as an animated series, not just a series of movies. This means that we can count Princess Jasmine’s iconic outfit as one of the bests among Disney Channel fashion.
Still, we got to see her in a few other outfits throughout the show too that we didn’t get to see in the movies — like this purple alternative outfit with a cape and bracers here.
Lexy – Get a Clue
We mentioned one Lindsay Lohan character earlier but her time on Disney was fairly lucrative. This included her taking on the role of Lexy in Get a Clue.
Now, this was a Disney Channel character with some style. Not only were Lexy’s outfits often meticulously color-coordinated but she wasn’t afraid to add a few unexpected additions too. For instance, her green outfit paired well with green-tinted sunglasses and a matching fuzzy pen.
Miley – Hannah Montana
Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana, while two sides of the same coin, purposefully looked different. How else would Miley hide her secret identity from the world? So, let’s focus on Miley’s wardrobe for now, although both are iconic.
Not made to be worn under the spotlight, Miley’s outfits are a lot more down-to-earth and everyday wear than Hannah’s. While the earlier seasons suffered some of Disney’s love for mismatched layers, Miley started to come into her own as time went on.
Hannah – Hannah Montana
When it comes to the other half of Miley’s identity, the outfits probably aren’t what you’d wear every day. That’s okay, they aren’t supposed to be! Rather, these getups are made to stand out under the spotlights on the stage.
There are certain outfits that pop stars can wear, after all, that we’d question on anyone else. We almost admire the dedication Hannah’s character had to latch onto trends at the time — like playing with loud patterns.
Jackson – Cow Belles
We’ve seen a lot of the characters with more traditionally feminine styles on this list. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any actors with good style, though.
The choice of Jackson from Cow Belles might seem like an odd one but he’s another character committed to his aesthetic. His character is shown to be right at home in the rural setting and is almost always ready to work in a sleeveless top over a sleeveless shirt. We’ll give him points for consistency.
PAT – Smart House
Smart House was a pretty frightening movie for Disney. Who wants to think about a smart house that takes over and traps you inside? As for the best fashion sense, we actually have to turn to the Smart House system herself — PAT.
We have to appreciate her vintage style as her personification looks like a stereotypical 1950s housewife. Even though she’s the villain, we have to wonder where she got such a great dress.