This UK woman quit her job to become a 'full-time' Disney Princess. Read her story
Well, let's face it. A lot of girls have thought or dreamt of becoming a Disney Princess. They are just so dreamy of living happily ever after with their one true love. However, have you thought about pursuing the same and quitting your job for it? Umm...that happened. So, a woman quit her teaching job to become a full-time Disney Princess.
The woman named Olivia Cutforth from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire started her children's entertainment company 'Beyond A Princess' in 2021 during lockdown while juggling her role as a performing arts teacher. And luckily, she tasted success and decided to quit her day job 10 months ago to become a full-time princess. She earns enough to be able to buy a 250,000 euros (Rs 2,25,89,725) three-bed semi-detached house, as per Mirror UK.
Olivia dresses up as iconic Disney princesses like Elsa from Frozen, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin's Princess Jasmine. However, she's unable to use their names for legal reasons.
"I was working as a teacher alongside it. Just 10 months later, I had to quit my job because I was so busy with the princess work and I was able to do it full-time. "I saved up everything I made from school and put it straight into princessing. My first two big dresses were my Cinderella dress and Belle dress, which were my 'wow' dresses," she told Mirror UK.
They are available for children's parties, corporate events, and working with brands, as per Mirror UK.
Not just princesses, she also dresses up as villains, such as Maleficent, too.
It takes two hours for Olivia to transform into a character. Putting on costumes, make-up, wigs and even coloured contact lenses for an authentic look are some of the errands.
"I got the dresses from a designer in Vietnam and they were about ã500 each. Then on top of that, you've got the wigs, which were a couple of hundred. I saved up and got six or seven good high-quality characters and then went from there. Within a couple of months, they made the money back. Now I've got a team of between eight and ten girls working for me and performing every weekend," she added.
"I make a lot more than I was making as a performing arts teacher or anything I'd done before," she quoted further.