Why this ‘hot dog princess’ is going viral

While all the other girls donned their princess costumes for princess week at dance school, little Ainsley dressed up as a popular movie snack...


Here at MFM, we just can’t stop looking at this photo this morning… talk about totally adorable… but the full story behind it is even better.


When 5-year-old Ainsley was getting ready for princess week at her dance school in North Carolina, USA, she decided to forgo the cutesy dress in favour of – yep – a full-on hot dog outfit, complete with bun.

Her teacher, Sarah Nativi, and her friend, Grayson Lamontagne, thought it was so awesome they decided to share the pic on Twitter – and soon it went viral.

“She loves princesses, but she wanted to be original and wear a hot dog costume instead,” Sarah told Buzzfeed.

She chose to share the image because “it was so innocent and cute, and also because I was so impressed with how confident a little girl could be with herself to just wear whatever she liked the best”.

The story gets even better as Sarah reveals that “she wore a princess costume underneath it and said she was a princess on the inside!”

Awwwww, we totally ? this kid!

Ainsley’s dad took to Twitter, saying: “No parent is ready to learn that their daughter is trending…#hotdogprincess Best part is it was all her idea!”

And, using the hashtag #hotdogprincess, hundreds of people have agreed on how totally and utterly awesome Ainsley is. 

“In a world full of princesses, dare to be a hot dog ?” said one.

“Be the #hotdogprincess you want to see in the world,” said another.

Ainsley, we salute you kid. Be more hotdog! ?

Photo: Sarah Nativi on Twitter

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