If we could request who Oprah should do the next episode of Where Are They Now? on, it would definitely be the Disney princesses. What have they even been up to since riding off into the sunset and living happily ever after? LA-based photographer Tony Ross is helping us visualise it by depicting Disney's most iconic maidens as majestic queens, and to make sure the portraits were extra-realistic, he had the princess models call in their moms to pose as the mythical matriarchs. The results were a royal success.


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"...The main idea was to portray the relationship between a true mother and daughter as the same princesses a generation apart to show the similarities, the features that are alike," Ross told A Plus. Indeed, the youthful glow of each princess juxtaposed with the dignified elegance of their mature counterparts creates a stunning contrast, but also a satisfying sense of continuity thanks to the physical traits shared by the models. The gorgeous costumes worn in the shoot were supplied by Nephi Garcia, a designer acclaimed for his collection of Disney-inspired children's outfits.

The photo series powerfully reflects on the relationship between youth and ageing, as well as between mother and child. As the young woman is now, the older woman once was, and as the older woman is now, the young woman will become. Both generations are equally beautiful, and this fairytale photoshoot is proof. See each princess 'then and now' below, and vote for the most stunning transformations.

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#1 Mulan

Mulan

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Niềng Răng Lăng Xăng 3 months ago

The backgrounds bring me the feeling of honour of the family and later of the nation. The 1st one is wonderful as it really tells the story, we see her struggle and its cause. But in the 2nd one, i hope it would be more open, more free, as Mulan herself after her journey.

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#2 Snow White

Snow White

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Rebekah 3 months ago

Those dresses, both of them. Wow.

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#3 Ariel

Ariel

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Shauday Smith 3 months ago

a beautiful rendition on her pink dress.

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#4 Cinderella

Cinderella

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Hana Cheaib 3 months ago

Love this one!! 😍

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#5 Belle

Belle

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Galeanthropy2017 3 months ago

The dresses...so stunning.

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#6 Elena

Elena

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Hallak65 3 months ago

Haha I'm too old to know this one without google :D

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