As part of Disney’s “Ultimate Princess Celebration,” ELLE and Disney are honoring 14 real-life heroes and heroines who embody the courage and kindness of the beloved Disney Princess characters, who continue to inspire people worldwide, regardless of age.
ELLE will feature the first four Modern Heroines in the September 2021 issue, which drops during Disney’s inaugural World Princess Week, aimed at celebrating courage and kindness around the globe. Additional profiles will launch monthly through April 2022. From Cinderella’s generosity and Belle’s ingenuity to Mulan’s selflessness and Moana’s adventurous spirit, Disney and ELLE are honoring strong modern heroines who exemplify these characters through both personal and professional achievements.
Eva Longoria, Misty Copeland, Amanda Nguyen, and Padma Lakshmi share their proudest achievements, philanthropic initiatives, and how they incorporate lessons from Jasmine, Belle, Mulan, and Tiana into their daily lives. The issue hits newsstands on August 31 and the feature can be seen online here.
*all photos credited to September 2021 issue of Elle