A GIRL nicknamed Rapunzel has cut her hair for the first time to give her family the fairytale home they've always dreamed of.
Natasha Moraes de Andrade, 12, wept as her 5ft 2in locks were trimmed for the first time. But, just like the Brothers Grimm character famous for her long hair, her story has had a happy ending.
Natasha, who lives in a shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, previously slept in a tiny, windowless room.
But her family plan to use the £3000 she earned from selling her thick, chestnut mane to build a new house with a room for her that will be fit for a princess.
The Brazilian girl used to spend four hours a week washing her hair and an hour-and-a-half brushing it every day.
But now she has had it cut into a simple bob, washing it only takes five minutes.