Ainsley, a 5-year-old girl she turned up to her dance class’s Princess Day, dressed up totally unexpected, as a hot dog!
It was princess day at dance and one little girl came as a hot dog I have never admired someone more pic.twitter.com/RrvBL3HTLP
— ⠀ (@savagecourse) June 1, 2016
Pictures of Ainsley started being shared on Twitter and Tumblr soon. At one point #hotdogprincess was trending as the photos went viral.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH 😂 pic.twitter.com/rKwYYlx0eA
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) June 1, 2016
Ainsley is our modern day hero.
This is an even better picture. You’re a hero, hot dog princess. https://t.co/mnNVMn7ZZ7
— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 2, 2016
Since when are being a hot dog and being a princess two mutually exclusive things? This girl makes total sense to me https://t.co/h1Dp1m9zcB
— Egg Martin (@genovianne) June 2, 2016
Sarah Nativi and her friend Grayson Lamontagne, who teach at Holly Springs School of Dance in North Carolina posted the original pictures in mid-May.
It was princess day at dance and one little girl came as a hot dog I have never admired someone more pic.twitter.com/iro5mL2Bvc
— Grayson Lamontagne (@graysonl3) May 9, 2016
Brandon Turner, her father tweeted about his daughter’s inspirational act going viral.
— Brandon E Turner (@turnerbrandon) June 2, 2016
Nativi said Ainsley wore the costume because it was her favorite.
Ainsley ended up being invited to open the school’s spring recital on Saturday and got out her favorite costume once again.
Always be yourself.🌭❤️ pic.twitter.com/NVCr6CMwmI
— Holly Springs Dance (@marilynhssod) June 4, 2016
“She loves princesses, but she wanted to be original and wear a hotdog costume instead,” said Natvi. “She wore a princess costume underneath it and said she was a princess on the inside!”
— Brandon E Turner (@turnerbrandon) June 4, 2016