I admit it: I’m 24 years old and I still love Disney princesses.
My excuse? I grew up in the ’90s. If you did too, you’ll get it. It was during a time that people like to call the Renaissance of Disney movies: Breathtaking cell animation, legendary voice actors and epic love stories, not to mention equally epic hairdos. Not to knock Frozen, but this was really Disney’s best years.
And like most little girls who grew up in the ’90s, I was pretty self-delusional in thinking that I was a Disney princess too! I obsessed over Jasmine’s hair braid and Aurora’s fairy-altered ball gown. I danced around my kitchen with stuffed animals a la Snow White (and wore a costume dress for about half my childhood). I climbed giant boulders in my wooded backyard like Pocahontas and as a book nerd, I was pretty much desperate to own even one of the books in Belle’s mansion-sized library. (Lucky bitch.)
And one time, I even dressed up my family dog as Ariel (yep, wig, tail and all … she was very patient through my weirder costume-obsessed years as a kid).
As a ’90s girl now all grown up, I wear that badge proudly. I like to think I know everything there is to know about Disney’s spotlight ladies … but then I came across some facts that pretty much blew my mind. Maybe it’s time to resurface those VHS tapes from my parents’ attic and watch these over again. (Oh, who am I kidding … I don’t need a reason!)
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