An 18-year-old woman in Daytona Beach, Florida is gaining international attention for looking like Elsa from the popular Disney movie, Frozen. WKMG Local 6 reported that after Anna Faith Carlson saw the animated movie, she posted an Instagram photo of herself, side-by-side with an Elsa cut out at the local mall. That’s when her number of followers shot up to its current tally of over 328,000 people. "[The photo] was everywhere, and I was like, 'What is happening? I don't understand,'" Anna said.
Anna transformed her prom dress to an Elsa costume and began appearing at children’s birthday parties, hospitals, and elementary schools dressed up as the popular character. The doppelganger went to Florida’s Downtown Disney and WKMG reports that she was mobbed by Elsa fans. Security was forced to ask Anna to stop signing autographs.
Anna and her 15-year-old sister, Alexus Grace Carlson, have been making appearances as Elsa and Anna, the sisters from the blockbuster film. "(The) coolestpart is seeing all the kids line up that have always wanted to meet Anna and Elsa," said Anna. Alexus told WOFL Fox 35, "It was mainly her being known as Elsa and so I just felt that I wanted to be a part of it since I love the movie.” Anna added, "[The kids] can't afford to go to Disney so they're just overwhelmed with joy and that's what we live for. We love seeing their faces. You know, ‘Whoa! Is that really them?’ Like, it’s so sweet.” Jessica Lynam, whose daughter was celebrating her third birthday with the sisters as special guests said, "The kids just flock her, and they love her, and she has a good heart."
A model, actress and singer since the second grade, Anna is hoping that her newfound social media fame may help her get the attention of those in the entertainment industry. She told WKMG, "It's a really good opportunity, this can lead to so many other doors, you know, they see that I’m an actress, They see that I'm good with kids and that I love singing. So this could really lead to other jobs that I can have in the future."