Natasha Moraes De Andrade, Brazilian 12-Year-Old, Is A Real-Life Rapunzel (PHOTOS)

Real-Life Rapunzel To Chop Her Locks

Rapunzel, Rapunzel isn't just letting down her hair -- she's chopping it off for the first time in her life.

Natasha Moraes de Andrade, 12, has the fairy-tale nickname because her hair is 5 feet, 2 inches long. That's less than two inches shorter than her body, the Sun reports.


The Brazilian pre-teen has never had a haircut. But the arduous task of brushing for an hour and a half each day and a $600 yearly shampoo bill have led Moraes de Andrade to finally agree to trim her locks.

"I love my long hair and I'll be sad when it's gone," she said, according to the Daily Mail. "But it's a pain looking after it. I can't do a lot of things, like P.E. lessons at school."

Moraes de Andrade told the publication she hopes to sell her hair for around $5,000 and use the money to refurbish her bedroom.

Though her wavy locks are strikingly long, Moraes de Andrade is a far cry from earning the world record for longest hair. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, that title belongs to China's Xie Qiuping, whose measures a solid 18 feet, 5.54 inches.

According to the book, Qiuping has been growing her hair since 1973, when she was 13-years-old.


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