‘Snow White’ Has Acne & ‘Ariel’ Is Plus-Size In This ‘Real Princess’ Series



Image by Marcela Sabiá and featured with permission

A Brazilian illustrator has proven that imperfections are what make you beautiful.

To demonstrate this, Marcela Sabiá imagined Disney princesses with a little twist. She envisioned these picture-perfect princesses to have acne, scars, and more, making them more relatable.

‘Cinderella’ is seen in a wheelchair while ‘Ariel’ from The Little Mermaid is plus-size.

According to Sabiá, many girls look up to these princesses,

which means their influence can be better utilized to highlight body positivity.

For her ‘Real Princess’ series, Sabiá illustrates ‘Snow White’ with acne all over her face, ‘Princess Jasmine’ from Aladdin gets facial hair, ‘Mulan’ has scars, ‘Moana’ is bald and ‘Belle’ from Beauty and the Beast has a larger nose.

Sabiá hopes girls can still feel beautiful, strong and independent despite having what society calls “flaws.”

Check out the series below, and head over to Sabiá’s Instagram to see more of her works.

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What if Jasmine had facial hair just like many women have? A lot of people would call her ugly, dirty or disgusting because of it for sure – since it seems unacceptable for girls to be ok with something that is totally natural. Well, it wouldn't change the beautiful, strong and feminine princess that she is. Facial hair doesn't change a thing about who you are. It's your choice to shave it or leave it, it’s your body and there is nothing about it that can't and shouldn't be loved. 💖 #disney #jasmine #bopo #realprincesses #bodypositivity #bodypositivite #loveyourself #selflove #beautybeyondsize #curvy #princess #art #illustration#bodyhairdontcare #bodyhair #feminist #empowering #empoweringwomen

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Feb 21, 2019 at 3:08pm PST

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We are so used to seeing slim princesses with thin waistlines, but beautiful girls exist in all shapes and sizes – which is wonderful. Ariel would also be amazing with more curves and as charming as it is in the original version. Once again, we are all princesses and queens ❤️🐠#disney #ariel #bopo #realprincesses #bodypositivity #bodypositivite #loveyourself #selflove #beautybeyondsize #curvy #princess #art #illustration #disneyworld #disney #littlemermaid #mermaid #pequenasereia #sereia #disneyprincess

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Feb 23, 2019 at 2:56pm PST

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I have to admit that Mulan is the most inspiring princess to me. She broke the "fragile and delicate girl" pattern showing us that a woman can be fearless and fight for what she believes. If Mulan had a scar on her face, would that change? Absolutely not. She would remain an incredible and beautiful warrior – just like any of you. Scars show that we have survived and we’re strong 💛 #mulan #birthmark #bopo #scars #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopowarrior #loveyourself #selflove #selfesteem #autoestima #disney #disneyprincess #realprincesses #princess #art #disneyworld

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Feb 24, 2019 at 12:28pm PST

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You have suggested me several times to make a princess that uses a wheelchair, and here it is: the beautiful Cinderella. If she had a disability, she would still be strong, independent, and capable of overcoming all obstacles in her path – as well as all real-life princesses and queens in wheelchairs. You are incredible, never forget that ❤️#cinderella #cinderela #disabilityrights #disabilitypride #disabilityawareness #disability #princesa #princess #disney #bopo #bodypositivity #bodypositive #realprincesses #selflove #disneyworld #disneyprincess

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Feb 28, 2019 at 1:35pm PST

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Even a wonderful princess like Moana is not defined by her hair. I dedicate this illustration to all the amazing women who are bald for various reasons – whether by choice or not. You remain feminine and powerful. You are much more than your hair 💕 ps this illustration was based on the incredible version of Moana made by @jirkavinse 🙃 #moana #bald #realprincesses #disney #disneyprincesses #drawing #art #alopecia #loveyourself #bopo #bopowarrior

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Mar 10, 2019 at 7:39pm PDT

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Beautiful women do not necessarily need delicate, small noses. Belle would still be charming and worthy with a big nose – just like all of you ❤️ ps this is the last princess of the series for now, I will pause and when possible return with the project 🙂 #realprincesses #disney #belle #bignose #bopo #bodypositive #loveyourself #disneyprincess #beautyandthebeast #princess #art #drawing #bopowarrior

A post shared by Marcela Sabiá (@marcelailustra) on Mar 12, 2019 at 5:52pm PDT

[Images by Marcela Sabiá and featured with permission]
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