"A self- conscious Snoodlerella is the star of the ball after getting an extreme makeover. Her life of glamour is short-lived as the clock strikes and her glasses, braces and insecurities return. Will she be able to see herself as the good King sees her—unique, beautiful and perfect just the way she is?"
A line from the video struck a particular(ly humorous) chord with me. The line was,
"Poor Snoodlerella, with her glasses and braces,
Uncontrollable hair and cumbersome graces..."
And as I sat there with my... glasses... (Invisalign) braces... and uncontrollable hair (today, in the form of a crazy curly braid), I thought, Hey, they're talking about ME! And it cracked me up. :)
Fortunately, all goes well for Snoodlerella, and while my self-comparison was intended to be funny (because let's face it -- it WAS), it was nice to see a kids' video trying to reinforce the message that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. I was a little concerned when they started poor Snoodlerella out with a crazy fairy godmother makeover, but the story wrapped up well and was cute to boot.
RELATED: If you haven't seen this Dove video, watch it. The message is really important and much-needed in our looks-driven society. And remember: you ARE beautiful! :)