12 Days of Princess: Southeast Asian Celebs Pose As Disney Princesses
  • by Arianna Caramat
  • January 9, 2015
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As a woman of Southeast Asian decent who grew up watching Disney movies, I often saw the two worlds clash. In fact, I saw it clash every time I looked in the mirror.

Throughout my childhood, I had difficulty identifying with any of the Disney princesses (the closest I got was Mulan) and it made me question if I was worthy of being a “princess.” As it turns out, many others shared my feelings. More and more artists are now taking an initiative to use their talents to challenge the classic princess image. A couple concepts I’ve seen include re-imagining Disney Princesses as different ethnicities, and even gender bending the princesses into princes.

Well it looks like Disney Channel (Asia) wanted to join the movement. They’ve created their own spin with their new campaign called “12 Days of Princess.”  In collaboration with 12 different Southeast Asian celebrities, Disney Channel (Asia) set out to recreate each artist into an iconic Disney princess. Their list of artists include Filipino actresses Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu, as well as Malaysian musicians Daiyan Trisha and Marsha Milan Londoh.

In addition to the campaign, Disney Channel (Asia) hosted a contest for viewers to have a chance to win an exclusive calendar featuring the remixed princesses. Check them out below and tell us which one is your favorite!

 


 

Malaysian musician and actress Marsha Milan Londoh as Queen Elsa:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.59.07 PM

 

Filipino actress and singer Sarah Geronimo as Rapunzel:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.58.14 PM

 

Thai singer Gam Wichayanee as Maleficent:
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Indonesian actress and model Sandra Dewi as Cinderella:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.49.21 PM

 

Filipino-Chinese actress Kim Chiu as Mulan:
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Thai International Model Tori Holbrook as Pocahontas:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.20 PM

 

Bandmate from Thailand’s girl group Olive, Oranicha Krinchai, as Ariel:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.32 PM

 

Actress Wawa Maripha from Thailand as Belle:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.48 PM

 

Fellow Olive bandmate from Thailand, Nitcharee Kijviriya, as Jasmine:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.03 PM

 

Thai Model and Actress, Natpassara Adulyamethasiri, as Merida:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.22 PM

 

Malaysian musician Daiyan Trisha as Snow White:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.39 PM

 

We ran into a road bump while looking for Tiana’s model. Some speculate it’s Filipino actress Kathryn Bernardo, and others say that it’s Thai actress Chalida Vijitvongthong.  Neither actress show confirmation that it’s them. Can you help us find out who this mystery lady is? We’d love to hear what you think.

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3comments

    • no its not. if it is, it would be all over the news just like sarah and kim.
      anyway, i like kim chiu’s photo here. its awesome! i like the effects on the water. also pocahontas, belle, and cinderella are my favorite photos here. ariel’s pic is kinda off, if not for hand slipping from another portal it would be great.

  1. ps.
    i did some research and found out that Princess Tiana is Chalida Vijitvongthong of Thailand. her pic is awesome too ^^

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