Australian manufacturer uses Salt Lake Temple as castle on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ phone case


Katie Hoyos ordered a phone case from Australia of Disney’s Belle and Beast in front of the Salt Lake City Temple. (Photo courtesy of Katie Hoyos Facebook)

It may be the most lucrative mistake the company has ever made.

On July 30, Katie Hoyos posted a photo of her new phone case, a picture of Disney’s Belle and Beast strolling in front of the Salt Lake Temple.

“When you order a Beauty and the Beast phone case from a company in Australia because clearly they have no idea their castle stock photo is actually the SLC temple,” Hoyos wrote on her Facebook post, which has been shared more than 5,000 times on the social media channel.

Hoyos ordered the LDS-themed “Beauty and the Beast” phone case from Pinky Beauty Australia, an Australian manufacturer, after noticing the peculiar castle in the background.

“What could be sweeter than a tale as old as time and all eternity?” Hoyos told the Salt Lake Tribune.

Despite the mix-up, Pinky Beauty Australia has benefited from its mistake. The phone case is nearly sold out on Amazon.

Read more about how Hoyos found and ordered this unique phone case at

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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