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Meet the Disney Princes re-imagined as real men

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It's likely, the first man you ever fell in love with was a Disney Prince.

Whether it was Aladdin's cheeky charm, the Beast's rugged exterior but soft heart or Prince Eric's electric blue eyes, the male Disney characters had a way of making our little hearts flutter for the first time. Well, brace yourself, because they might make you weak at the knees once more...

An artist has imagined what Disney Princes would look like if they were real people and they're incredibly life-like. 

Jirka Väätäinen, a 25-year-old Helinski-based graphic designer, first started his series by re-envisioning Disney Princesses, beginning with The Little Mermaid's Ursula in April 2011 while studying graphic design at the Arts University College in Bournemouth.

He quickly gained fame for his work on the internet and has finally got around to putting his skills to nine male characters. 

Take a look at Väätäinen's 'real life' Disney men below.

Prince Charming from Cinderella

Prince Charming from Cinderella

John Smith from Pocahontas

John Smith from Pocahontas

Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid

Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid

Prince Adam aka the Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Prince Adam / Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Aladdin from Aladdin

Aladdin

Prince Phillip from The Sleeping Beauty

Prince Phillip from The Sleeping Beauty

Tarzan from Tarzan

Tarzan

Hercules from Hercules

Hercules

Väätäinen is yet to illustrate Li Shang from Mulan, Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Pea and Flynn Ryder from Tangled as well as the non-Prince characters such as Peter Pan. The good news is, his latest message on Facebook says we can expect a lot more.

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