A Definitive Ranking Of Disney Princesses From Worst To Best

A Definitive Ranking Of Disney Princesses From Worst To Best

Let's see how Disney's royals stack up against each other!



13. Aurora


Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty, as you probably know her, is arguably the blandest bitch ever committed to animation. "Her" movie is much more about the fairies than her, as she only has about 18 minutes of screentime. Honestly, it's kind of insulting to all the other Princesses who are actually the stars of their respective movies to even call Aurora a Disney Princess.

12. Merida


Does anyone actually like Brave? It's not one of Pixar's finest, and the Princess protagonist, Merida, isn't either. It's a shame because I love her design, it's still really pretty while still being realistic, and her hair game is flawless. But aside from design, Merida has very little to offer to either the Pixar lineup or the Princess lineup.

11. Jasmine


The movie Aladdin isn't even about Jasmine, it's about Aladdin, hence why it's called Aladdin! Jasmine is just the love interest who happens to be a Princess. Honestly, she's one of the weaker Princesses simply because we don't get a lot of time dedicated to her.

10. Belle


Okay, Belle being here on the list is probably going to get me the most shit but hear me out: Belle doesn't undergo any sort of character change throughout the film, Beast does. Of course, Belle is the reason he changes, but HE'S the one with intrigue, he's the one with development, he's the one who learns that beauty is internal. Belle knows this from the start when she doesn't marry Gaston, she why is she going to the castle to learn something she already knows? Isn't that kind of a waste of time for her? I could go on...next Princess!

9. Pocahontas


Pocahontas is something of a badass, not the most badass (cough, cough, Mulan), but there's definitely some hints of a really strong character with her. But the problem is we only get hints of a strong, badass bitch with her, it's not fully realized in her film. However, I can't ignore the effort being made with her, and her beautiful singing voice and design.

8. Rapunzel


Rapunzel set the tone for the ladies of Disney's current era, The Revival. She's spunky, active funny, and quirky. Rapunzel is also naive in sort of an endearing way, and the story behind her hair is really good. She's likable enough that it's just sort of fun to watch her go on an adventure and through a plethora of feelings. Not to mention, Flynn Rider is the BEST Disney Prince, 'nuff said.

7. Tiana


Tiana is a determined self-starter, and those are qualities that should be taught to young girls more frequently. She understands that things just don't happen, you have to work hard for them. And Tiana worked hard for her dream of owning her own restaurant, NOT finding a man, and that's really inspiring. Plus, her outfits were bomb and Naveen was a babe.

6. Moana


Since her film's release, Moana has become something of a fan favorite, and I understand why. She's not like other princesses in terms of design and motivations. I really like that both her design and motivation are realistic, while still embodying the beauty ideals of the Polynesian culture. She's also a badass and one hell of a singer.

5. Snow White


Snow White is the OG, and you don't mess with the OG. Although she's been criticized for being bland, I'd argue that she's the exact opposite. Snow White maintains her kindness and gentle nature while being on the run from a crazy queen who wants to kill her. That's true bravery and grace, and I wish more people realized that.

4. Anna


I really think Anna is a brave, boss bitch who doesn't really get any credit for it. But she consistently gets the shaft in favor of her older sister, Elsa. After all, Anna was the one who set out, by HERSELF, mind you, to save the kingdom and find her sister. If that isn't bravery, I don't know what is.

3. Ariel


This mermaid saved Disney! The girl brought in the Renaissance era and made the company what it is today. However from her despite vast influence, Ariel is also a great character in her own right. She sees what she wants and is willing to do anything to get i, she's determined while also being her unique self. Her design is very different from the Princesses before her but it's still so cute, her singing voice is also breathtaking. Who doesn't sing along to "Part of Your World"?

2. Mulan


It makes me so happy to see that Mulan has been getting all the love she deserves in recent years because she is the definition of a badass. She also teaches kids about honor, humility, sacrifice, and doing what's right, no matter the cost. Also, "Reflection" is such a beautiful and heartfelt song, you can't help but feel for her and identify with the lyrics at the same time. Also, her Matchmaker dress is a totally underrated Disney look. Keep kicking ass, Mulan!

1. Cinderella


There's no denying that Cinderella is the epitome of a Princess, not just because of her dress and design, but because of all the values she embodies. Her story is the ultimate story of hope, proving that if you're a good person, good things will happen to you.

Of course, the glass slippers and the blue dress are of course iconic, they just make us think of Disney magic. Cinderella was such a kind, nurturing person who never lost hope despite being in a terrible situation, and things worked out for her because she never stopped being her lovely self. This gives us hope that someday things will work out for us. Cinderella is both a great character and the best Disney Princess.

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To High School Seniors In Their Last Semester

Senior year moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You’re at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You’re probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you’re calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you’re walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You’re convinced you’re ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You’ve already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you’re an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school’s name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I’m telling you right now, you’re going to miss it all. Everything you’ve ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald’s hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you’ve seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You’re going to miss them more than anything. I’m telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You’ve got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life; it’s truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it’s the little things you’re gonna miss the most. Don’t take it for granted because soon, you’ll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You’ve got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You’re going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won’t.

So, take it all in. Be excited for the future and look forward to it, but be mindful of the present. You’ve got this.
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