by on July 19th, 2013

A real-life Rapunzel from Brazil has cut off her long locks for the first time in her life to give her family the fairytale home they always dreamed of.  Natasha Moraes de Andrade a young 12 year old girl has been making waves with her long hair for years. Nicknamed 'Rapunzel' Natasha has not cut her hair since she was a baby; it grew to the length of 5 feet 2 inches. Natasha's hair had turned her into a prisoner. "I used to be afraid every time I went out that someone would grab my hair or try to cut it off," Natasha said, according to the Daily Mail. It also took her four hours every week to wash her long tresses and an hour and a half daily to brush and get frizz control. Finally Natasha felt it was time to let go. She sold it for $4,800 to help her family buy a home. Though her long hair is gone, Natasha said her fairytale nickname has continued to haunt her, "I thought it would stop when I had it cut, but people still stop me in the street," she said. "If I had a daughter of my own, she would also be a princess, but she would be Snow White, not Rapunzel. That would be much more practical."