This Woman's Full-Time Job Is Being A Disney Princess And We're Insanely Jealous

This Woman's Full-Time Job Is Being A Disney Princess And We're Insanely Jealous
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A lot of girls want to be princesses when they grow up, but few are able to turn that daydream into a day job. Not that it's surprising; it's not like monarchies are accepting applications for royal family member gigs these days. So when actress Ali Williams decided she wanted to pursue her dream job of being a princess, she didn't wait around for a fairy godmother to grant her wish — she started her own business.

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Ali, a Florida native who's currently based in Los Angeles, is a former theme park cast member who makes a living dressing up as Disney princesses. 

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As a kid, Ali loved dressing up in sparkly shoes and running around her house quoting The Princess Bride, she writes on her website. She landed her first acting role as Charlie in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which came as a shock to her since she auditioned for the role of Veruca Salt. She says she "took the challenge in stride and dreamed big."

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That sort of creativity guided Ali through school at Florida State University, where she studied theater, and later through gigs as princesses at local theme parks. After four years as a cast member, she founded Princess & Me Parties, an event company that allows her to pursue her dream job dressing up as Disney princesses and making kids' birthday wishes come true.

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Ali herself is basically a Disney princess chameleon; she's able to imitate the looks, mannerisms, and voices of about a dozen characters, including Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Elsa, Ariel, Merida, Esmeralda, Rapunzel, Anna, Tinker Bell, and Jasmine. 

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She also does a pretty convincing Mary Poppins, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl. 

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"Who doesn't want to be a princess, honestly? They are loyal, everyone loves them, it's like being a celebrity," Ali tells POPSUGAR. "Knowing that any point, any day I can transform and be a fairytale character is pretty amazing."

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Impressively, Ali makes most of her costumes to make give each character's look a unique twist. Each outfit takes about a month to make. 

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We can think of a ton of reasons why being a Disney princess for a living would be amazing; Ali admits her most favorite thing about it is the "idea of escape."

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"It's why we go to movies, it's why we love fairytales, this happily ever after — it's inspirational," she says. "We all would want that in our lives."

Check out the video below to learn more about Ali's work and what it takes to be a successful Disney princess.

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