Casting Our Favorite Models as Disney Characters

Antonia-Vasylchenk-vs-snow-white-title2If we had to cast some of our favorite models in the roles of our favorite storybook characters in an epic fashion remake of the Disney classics, this is what it would probably look like. That said, the world is full of terrible casting decisions, especially when it comes to characters that are near and dear to our hearts. So we’re pretty sure you’re going to hate this and totally disagree. The problem lies in the fact that, as kids, our imaginations painted a vivid picture of what these characters would look like. Most frequently, they would match our own, very subjective, ideas of beauty and general awesomeness. Whenever other people’s casting choices don’t match our preconceived notions about these storybook characters, it feels like we’re being cheated. So what do you think? How much did we hit the mark with our selection, or what?


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Cara Delevingne as Tinkerbell


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Sasha Luss as Kida from Atlantis

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Antonia Vasylchenk as Snow White


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Doutzen Kroes as Cinderella


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Liu Wen as Mulan


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Lily Cole as Merida from Brave


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Patrycja Gardygajlo as The Evil Queen from Snow White



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Anastasia Ivanova as Ariel


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Lindsey Wixson as Alice in Wonderland


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Miranda Kerr as Belle from Beauty and the Beast


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Neelam Johal as Jasmin from Aladdin


Natalia Borecka

Natalia is the editor in chief and publisher of Lone Wolf Magazine. She founded the publication in 2012.

  1. Almost perfect, but Wixson as Alice doesn’t seem right.

    How about Cara Delevingne as Alice and Anja Rubik as Tinkerbell?

  2. What usually the casting problem is, is skin colour. Kida’s casting choice, does not look anywhere akin to Kida. Except the hair colour, but choosing someone on hair colour alone is a bit, I actually don’t see any good reason for choosing someone because their hair colours match. It might not have happened with Kida’s choice, but that would be the only visual reason.

    Barbara Stroyanoff or Emily Didonato as a Belle, Emily Rudd could be a potential Tinkerbell if her hair is dyed to blonde or even an Ariel when her hair is dyed red. Anais Mali as Kida, because she would actually make people think that she would resemble the Disney figure if again, the hair is dyed. (otherwise it would be another mistake a la Avatar the last airbender and wondering if the ones who chose to cast them were on drugs and have never seen the cartoon/movie. Like so many people do when they cast for drawn images, they forget that the hues of the skin, do matter.)
    Vika Levina as an Alice.
    Neelam Johal appears to be a good pick, though the face does not match that of Jasmin, a more Persian person would’ve probably fit the bill better.
    … Miranda Kerr looks more like Rapunzel, than Belle. Her picture has been used several times even to pinpoint how alike they are.

    That was all I had to say on this matter, mainly because Kida is an awesome character and she deserves an authentic pick.

  3. I think Lindsey Wixson would make a perfect Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell’s personality is pouty, bratty, yet cute and innocent and little girl like. Lindsey’s face is round and full and youthful giving her an innocent look even when she would be causing trouble. Cara delvigne’s feature’s are too bold for Tinkerbell.

  4. As a fan of ‘Atlantis’ I really disagree with you on Sasha Luss as Kida.
    The Atlanteans all had white hair and that’s about where the similarities stop. They were ethnic in facial features, with high cheekbones, darkly tanned skin and full lips. Sasha is a porcelain doll in comparison with classical European features. Not even close!
    Looking over the rest of your list it seems you’re the type of person we have to blame for Halle Berry ending up playing Storm in the X-Men movies, with the childish ‘they have x colour hair’ or ‘two eyes, a nose and mouth, that’s close enough’ mentality. Use your imagination a little more.

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