This girl, Anna Faith Carlson, is taking the Internet by storm, thanks to a picture she took of her standing next to a cutout of Elsa, the Ice Queen from Frozen who sang that one song. According to basically everybody on the Internet, the girl looks exactly like Elsa, which is an amazing feat that she should be lauded and commended for apparently.
Except there’s just one issue: she doesn’t look like Elsa. At all.
As a species, humans are very good at making themselves believe what they want to believe. In this case, we wanted to believe a pretty blonde girl was the doppelganger of a Disney character, and so once we saw someone who came close enough in our minds, we pounced on it and spread that shit everywhere. But under 15 seconds of scrutiny (AKA 14 seconds more than every other website had scrutinized it) we find the following similarities:
–The ability to smirk
–The People’s Eyebrow
You might recognize these traits as ones shared by A LOT of people. Young, pretty, thin girls aren’t exactly difficult to track down. Anybody can wear eyeshadow. Smirking isn’t terribly hard to do, and neither is a simple eyebrow cock (if goddamn Jack Black can pull it off, so can’t Carlson). So what’re you left with that makes this girl look TOTALLY like Elsa? A whole lot of nothing, except for maybe denial.
For fuck’s sake, their hair isn’t even the same! Carlson is a a regular blonde, while Elsa’s hair is snow white, which makes sense since her mutant power is “make people walk in a winter wonderland, whether they want to or not.”
You’ll notice she doesn’t dye it either, even when in full costume. This despite Elsa’s hair color being kind of a major part of her look. That’s like an Elvis impersonator eschewing sideburns and still getting work. So, what’s her secret then? Is it because she wears the same gown as Elsa, and sometimes dons extensions to make her hair the same length? Because last I checked, that’s a fucking costume, and anybody can wear one. I could wear it. You wouldn’t want me to, but I could if someone pays me enough.
So what the Internet is trying to say here is that a little white girl can absolutely pass for another little white girl, even without the fake hair and glittery gown her Mom probably got for 50% off at Party City. Damn, maybe they DO look all alike.