Who better to represent the Volunteer State than the woman who literally volunteered herself to take her father’s place in the army and then saved China and defeated the Huns? Mulan and Tennessee are a match made in heaven.
I don’t think she’d get into the whole country music thing but who knows? She might like it. But she’d probably be more into the natural elements in the state. She would hike through the Great Smoky Mountains and find all the long-lost places that no one knows about. She did sneak herself into the army. She’s clearly a little stealthy.
Also, who doesn’t want Mulan being the Disney character to represent their state? If I could have figured out some plausible excuse to make her the Michigan character, I would have. She’s strong, willing to fight for what she believes in, determined, hard-working, outspoken, and caring even to people who’ve been less-than-nice to her in the past. Of all the characters that have come out of Disney, she’s one that’s really a hero.
I would also watch a whole Travel Channel series of Mulan visiting tourist traps in Tennessee. She’d go to Graceland and the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. They are a fascinating look into our culture and it’d be interesting to see what her thoughts were.
But, more than anything else, I think she’d really fall in love with Craighead Caverns. Who wouldn’t enjoy an underground lake? Mulan and Mushu and Li Shang could relax after everything they did to save the people of China from the Huns. They all need a break from their responsibilities for a little bit.