Five year old girl Ainsley won hearts everywhere following her decision to attend a dance class at Holly Springs School of Dance in North Carolina, US, dressed up as a hot dog.
It was princess day at dance and one little girl came as a hot dog I have never admired someone more pic.twitter.com/iro5mL2Bvc
— Grayson Lamontagne (@graysonl3) 9 Mays 2016
While all the girls in her class chose to look like Disney Princesses, little Ainsley broke traditional princess norms with her outfit – a hot dog complete with a line of yellow mustard down the front.
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) 4 Haziran 2016
After photos of her wearing the costume went viral, #hotdogprincess became a trending topic on Twitter and Tumblr, turning her into an internet hero.
Social media users young and old alike expressed admiration for the Hot Dog Princess.
The fact that one of the girls I assist for came to princess day as a hotdog made my week pic.twitter.com/nqoojHXf7W
— Sarah Nativi (@sarahnicole103) 10 Mays 2016
#hotdogprincess is my new hero. Few tribes police group compliance as ruthlessly as little girls who still dress as princesses.
— Damian Counsell (@DamCou) 4 Haziran 2016
Even if the costume isn't 100 percent original – with some claiming she was inspired by a cartoon character called "Hot Dog Princess" on the cartoon show Adventure Time – she's still a badass.
Her dad, Brandon E Turner, shared his daughter's photo with great pride, saying it was totally her idea.
— Brandon E Turner (@turnerbrandon) 2 Haziran 2016
But one question remains – does she prefer ketchup or mustard?
Why did you want to be a hotdog? Because its my favorite costume. Are you a ketchup or mustard fan? Ketchup. Mostly. https://t.co/FpA57UDCbt
— Brandon E Turner (@turnerbrandon) 4 Haziran 2016