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Not So Happily Ever After: 10 Fallen Princesses Show Life Isn't Always a Fairy Tale

By Meredith Carroll |

Fallen princesses

Who's the beast now?

Most people will confirm that there is no such as happily ever after. At least not as it exists in fairy tales. If you want happy, you have to work for it, because fairy godmothers and magical kisses from princes don’t go too far in real life.

What would the Disney princesses look like without their happily ever after? Photographer Dina Goldstein imagines life for the famously fair maidens if their magical ending were replaced with realistic outcomes and modern day problems instead.

See one version of how the Disney Princesses would cope (or not) in the real world, present day:

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Disney Princesses in real life wouldn't fare so well

Snow White

When domestic bliss turns into a domestic nightmare.

Photo credits: Dina Goldstein

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Not So Happily Ever After: 10 Fallen Princesses Show Life Isn't Always a Fairy Tale

  1. richan says:

    strollerderby has done an article on this before, though the pics are still awesome :)

  2. Karen K. says:

    Very thought provoking, very well thought out and very well done. I would love to see more along this line of story telling. Brilliant!!

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