A “real life Rapunzel” showcased her extra long locks in a brand new photoshoot.
Alena Kravchenko, from Odessa, Ukraine, embraced her inner Disney princess by posing outside a castle.
For the magical photoshoot, she wore a purple gown like the one from the Tangled film.
The 35-year-old also styled her two metre-long hair into a braid that was adorned with colourful flowers.
Alena said: “I love Rapunzel. Every young girl has a dream of and I am no exception.
“I dream to star in the film Rapunzel because the length and colour of my hair is very close to the image of a fictional character."
She added: "While this is just a dream, one of the photographers from Ukraine suggested that the plot of the cartoon be conveyed as much as possible in beautiful and colourful photographs.
“The preparations for the photoshoot went on for several months to choose the right and suitable locations, sewing the outfits and purchasing the necessary requisites, including the unusual hairstyle-braid with flowers.
“To make the image look as similar as possible to Rapunzel, I wanted to think over everything to the smallest detail.
“The shoot took place in my hometown and all the locations were selected very perfectly.
“I hired a photographer from another city to take the fabulous photos that I am now ready to show the world how the well-known cartoon Rapunzel looks like.”
Fans went wild for the snaps, which comes as no surprise as the star is often inundated by male admirers.
Alena, who has been growing out her tresses since she was five, is often stopped by people on the street.
She said: "I love to stand out from the crowd, I love being compared to a princess because it makes me a unique and unusual person.
"Men love natural blondes and with this length, I am always the centre of their attention both among locals in my city and on social networks.
"Many people in the city know me and every time they see me they admire my length and rare golden hair colour."
Alena continued: "Passers-by ask me if they can take pictures, ask if my hair is real, ask to touch it and often don't believe their eyes when they see me.
"The reaction is only ever positive and people are shocked in a good sense.”
So how does Alena maintain her luscious locks?
She said: "Advice from me to those who want long and healthy hair is that each woman is able to grow their hair long like mine with great desire and aspiration."
Alena added: "If you measure the length of my hair from the forehead, my hair reaches six-feet-six-inches.
"I wash my hair once a week, the washing process itself takes about thirty minutes, but before that I do a strengthening mask, which I walk around with for about an hour.
"I never dry my hair with a hairdryer, I do not comb it when wet, I blot it very gently with a towel to absorb excess moisture.
"My hair is a result of years of hard work, not the result of just a few months."
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