Nellee Rossi dressed up as her favorite character. Nellee Rossi dressed up as her favorite character. Nellee Rossi dressed up as her favorite character. (Photo: Josh Rossi)

3-year-old transforms into Wonder Woman, video goes viral

Dad's epic six-hour photo shoot had to be done before nap time.

After seeing Gal Gadot portray Wonder Woman in last year's "Batman v Superman," Utah photographer Josh Rossi had an idea. He wanted to show his daughter Nellee that she could be powerful. "I wanted her to have a better role model, better than stuff that's out there," he said.

Gadot herself can relate. The 31-year-old Israeli actress has worked to empower young girls to follow their dreams, and hopes that Wonder Woman plays some part in this. "I don't want to play a damsel in distress that needs to be saved. I don't like it when women in the movies are shown as the victims," Gadot said. "I always thought that if I could send out a message, I want to show the strong side of a woman and how she can handle tough situations."

Photographer Josh Rossi and his muse, daughter Nellee.Photographer Josh Rossi and his muse, daughter Nellee. (Photo: Josh Rossi)

Gadot, who is pregnant with her second child, takes this responsibility personally and hopes to inspire her 5-year-old daughter Alma. "When I choose a role, I always think about whether my daughter can get something out of it when she watches the movie later after she's grown up," she said.

Gal Gadot shared the video of Nellee yesterday and it already has racked up more than 10 million views across various social platforms. It went viral, and the family appeared on "Good Morning America." There's now an online campaign trying to get Gadot to take Nellee with her to the premiere of the Wonder Woman movie this summer.

"Imagine the look on her face and on the faces of everyone else when they see Wonder Woman and Mini Wonder Woman at the same time," exclaimed Dubi Levi, a fan who came up with the concept.

Nellee's mom, Roxana Mendoza Rossi, replied that "people are so excited about that idea. That would be so cool!"

This isn't the first time Rossi has photographed his daughter as a strong female fictional character. As you can see from the photos below, the little girl is also a fan of Belle from "Beauty and the Beast."

"I love being able to use my talent for something in the family that will live on forever," Rossi told ABC News. "It's a representation of the relationship we have together. And instead of having a poster of Justin Bieber over her bed in a few years, she can have this awesome photo of herself."

Josh Rossi and his daughter Nellee as characters from "Beauty and the Beast."Josh Rossi and his daughter Nellee as characters from "Beauty and the Beast." (Photo: Josh Rossi/Instagram)

Nelle Rossi running down the stairs in a scene from "Beauty and the Beast."Nellee Rossi running down the stairs in a scene from "Beauty and the Beast." (Photo: Josh Rossi/Instagram)

Nellee Rossi is a dead ringer for Disney's Belle.Nellee Rossi is a dead ringer for Disney's Belle. (Photo: Josh Rossi/Instagram)

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