Child Rejects Princess Makeover and Chooses Prince Outfit Instead

One child on a Disney cruise recently stood up for herself during her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeover, and requested a Disney prince look instead of a Disney princess makeover.

When the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wish, began embarking on journeys last summer, there was plenty of Disney magic afoot. However, one particularly magical moment stood out — and even though it might have gone unnoticed by many cruise ship passengers at the time, it has now gone viral!

While taking a Disney cruise on the Disney wish, a mother of seven named Jessica Skube took her daughter Lilia to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique onboard for one of the famously-magical Disney princess makeovers. Like its counterpart in the Magic Kingdom Disney Park at Walt Disney World, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique allows children under the age of 13 to ‘become’ Disney princesses with hair, makeup, and costumes.

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Princess Tiana, Rapunzel, Princess Jasmine, Mulan, Moana, and Belle are official Disney princesses (some of whom have been honored during World Princess Week in the Ultimate Princess Celebration, which celebrates the courage and kindness of Disney princesses). /Courtesy of Disney

This boutique has just made some major changes when it comes to inclusivity, and during Lilia’s visit, the boutique’s staff were able to show off their adaptability once again! Lilia was not interested in the Disney princess outfits from the start, and wanted to ‘become’ a Disney prince instead, but she did want to try out the hair and makeup offerings that only came with a Disney princess costume.


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Lilia chose Princess Jasmine, since she at least wore pants, but according to her mother, “when she was about halfway through the makeover,” she put a stop to things politely and requested the Prince Charming getup instead.

“She changed from Princess Jasmine to Prince Charming,” Skube said in an interview with PEOPLE, “And seeing how her face lit up when she slipped on that Prince outfit, there was no doubt in my mind that it was the right choice for her. She couldn’t contain her excitement and repeatedly said, ‘I LOVE this! I’m in LOVE with this.'”

Lilia apparently “went on wearing it proudly the entire night without a care in the world of what anyone else thought about it. She has always been loud and proud about who she is,” Skube continued, “so I can’t say I’m completely surprised by her choice. But seeing her fight for who she truly is and in the prince outfit, I’m the proudest mom ever!”


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Some parents might have forced their child to wear a Disney princess outfit that they didn’t like, simply for the sake of some preplanned photos or due to their own subconscious desire to have the Disney princess makeover.

Instead, Jessica Stube praised her daughter for not only trusting her own instincts and realizing what she wanted, but also for standing up for herself and genuinely making her opinions clear! Many adults — Disney Adults or otherwise — have unhappily gone along with haircuts that they weren’t comfortable with, or failed to stand up for themselves in general, so Lilia’s inner and outer strength seems admirable!

Would you rather dress up as a Disney princess like Ariel the little mermaid or a Disney prince like Prince Eric? Would you feel comfortable stopping one of a makeover halfway through the process because you’d changed your mind about being any of the Disney princesses, and wanted to be a Disney prince instead?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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