Michelle "Mitchie" Torres is the female protagonist of Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. She is the daughter of Connie and Steve Torres. She is a singer and songwriter, as well as a friendly and creative person who attends Camp Rock to hone her musical ability.
Initially, Mitchie lied about her mother's job in Camp Rock in an attempt to 'fit in' with the other campers. Mitchie enemy, Tess Tyler found out the truth and exposed her, but later Mitchie, regained her friends' trust.
Mitchie was born and raised by Steve and Connie Torres. Her father owns a hardware store and her mother is a professional chef and caterer, who eventually gets a job as Camp Rock's cook, providing Mitchie with the opportunity to finally attend the camp of her dreams at a discounted rate. It is often mentioned that Mitchie is a long-standing hobbyist songwriter, and it is later seen that she is a talented singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. Mitchie dreams of becoming a famous musician at some point in the near future, and often carries around a yellow book that contains original songs she's written herself, including her signature song,"This is Me". It is presumed that Mitchie began playing instruments, singing, and writing songs at a very young age due to the contents of her book.
During the film's introduction, Mitchie was awakened by her mother and prepares herself for her last day of school and the official beginning of Summer. She wants to spend the Summer at the famous music camp, Camp Rock, but can't go because her parents can't afford the camp's high price. Later that day, when her mom takes the job as the camp's cook, "Connie's Catering" meaning that Mitchie was able to attend the camp on a lower price as long as she helps out in the kitchen. Mitchie is able to live her dream of attending the camp, she always wanted to go to. When Mitchie gets to the camp she quickly becomes friends with Caitlyn Gellar, a fellow camper who wants to become a top selling music producer. All is going well for Mitchie until she has a run in with Tess Tyler, the camp "it" girl, who also likes Shane.
Mitchie get into the club after Tess hearing her amzing singing, but instead of singing in as a lead, Tess makes her a background singer along with the other background singers, Pegge and Ella. Soon, Mitchie meets Shane Gray, who was an obnoxious and rude rockstar, who was sent to the camp by the media to fix his attitude. The two begin beautiful friendship and soon start to fall for each other. All is good until Mitchie's secret was told by Tess, which angers Shane and he stops talking to her. On the other hand, Shane is still thinking of the girl he heard singing (which was Mitchie).
The next morning, Tess teases Mitchie about her mother's cooking and then Mitchie stands up to her and tells her she is much better than someone who likes to put other people, and is kicked out the group. But then, Caitlyn decides that they should make their own group. On the day of the Final Jam, Caitlyn and Mitchie are unable to participate, thanks to Tess for framing them for stealing her charm bracelet. Soon the Final Jam has begun, and Tess is trying to warm up the two remaining "it" girls. But after Tess insults them for the "horrible" dancing, they both quit, leaving Tess on her own. Tess was not nervous at all and was also shocked to see that her mother was there.
Tess's performance was going great until she gets distracted when she sees her mother talking on the phone, and almost falls off the stage constantly embarassing herself and runs off the stage. Then, Peggie takes the spotlight and gets a loud applause. Afterwards, Tess apologizes to Pegge and Ella for treating them so mean and selfish. It's finally the end of the Final Jam, and Mitchie then comes out and begins to sing "This is Me". Soon Shane recognize the song and the voice he hears and begins to sings with Mitchie. The two then reconcile backstage and then they sing, "We Rock".
In the first film, Mitchie's plain and casual appearance is influenced by her timid and quiet personality. She is average height for an early teenager, slender, has long, straight brown hair with bangs hanging right above her eyebrows, brown eyes and usually wears plain and simple outfits, such as loose shirts, simple jeans and a variety of sneakers, sandals and boots. Her outfits are comprised of calm and earthy colors, such as blue, purple, green and red. Mitchie's wardrobe slowly becomes more outgoing as she matures throughout her summer at Camp Rock.
In the second film, Mitchie's appearance is altered almost dramatically due to her more extroverted personality and asserted independence. Her hair is now black, slightly trimmed and less straight, and her bangs are now parted on either side, showing more of her now confident face. Her sense of fashion also changed. She now equips a variety of brightly colored sundresses, tops, sweaters, jeans, jackets and some new shoes expressing a less restricted sense of fashion and a new sense of assurance. She has moved from earthy colors to more vibrant and energetic hues, such as yellow, orange, white, and red. One thing that hasn't changed much is her radiant smile, although it is now seen more often.
When first introduced, Mitchie is shy, insecure, and easily influenced by others, especially the criticism and expectations of Tess. Although she was quite aware of her talent for music, she kept it to herself, and did nearly anything possible to get out of performing in front of an audience, or even a single friend. However, Mitchie finally builds up the courage to perform her original song, "This is Me" at Final Jam, and her overall confidence gradually begins to improve.
In the second film, Mitchie's personality is the complete opposite of what was in the original film. She is now openly comedic, outspoken, loud, and very involved in camp leaderships and preparations. Mitchie is bold and confident, and unafraid to speak her mind or contribute new ideas.
In the first film, it is revealed quite early that Mitchie is a talented singer, dreaming of attending Camp Rock. It is later revealed that Mitchie writes her own songs in a small yellow manuscript book, and is able to play both the guitar and piano. Also, in the first film, Mitchie's original songs are "Who Will I Be" and "This is Me". Mitchie mostly composes songs in the pop rock genres. In the second film, Mitchie's original songs are "Brand New Day", "What We Came Here For", and possibly "Wouldn't Change a Thing" and "Can't Back Down".
Although occasionally seen in the first film, Mitchie's dancing abilities are more noticable in the second film, and are able to cover a variety of genres, including hip hop.
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Solos In A Group Number
|We Rock||Camp Rock||Tess, Shane, Caitlyn, Margaret, Ella, Barron, Lola, Nate, Jason and Sander|
|Our Time Is Here||Tess and Lola|
|It's On||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Luke, Tess, Shane, Caitlyn, Margaret, Ella, Barron, Nate, Jason and Sander|
|What We Came Here For||Shane, Caitlyn, Jason and Ella|
|This Is Our Song||Shane, Caitlyn and Jason|
- Mitchie was portrayed by American actress and singer; songwriter, Demi Lovato.
- Camp Rock was Demi Lovato's first starring role in a major televised film.
- Demi is also skilled in playing the piano and guitar, but it was her first time dancing.
- Demi used to star on the popular kids' television show "Barney" when she was a little kid.
- Although Mitchie is roughly fourteen in the first film, Demi was seventeen at the time of the shooting.
- Demi and Joe Jonas' onscreen relationship continued into real life, but only briefly. The couple separated in early 2010, but remain friends to this day.
See Also: Mitchie Torres/Gallery