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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hire €630k body double for baby North

Published 15/07/2014 | 11:49

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It's exhausting being a world-famous, uber fabulous infant - just ask North West.

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At just 13 months old, her parents have already spent an estimated €1.5m on her since she was born in June of last year, it's reported they've also hired a body double who rakes in €630,000 per year.

Proud mum Kim Kardashian has shared a family photo of herself with her new husband Kanye West and their 11-month-old daughter North.

And this power couple went straight to the best of the best in the baby body double industry, recruiting talent scouts to find the perfect look alike for their daughter.

"Kim and Kanye hired the lookalike to shield North from the paparazzi," an insider told Grazia.

"There were auditions held in LA at a specialist agency.

"They also hired a body double nanny, who they hope will really throw the paps off the scent."

The couple's first child is one of the most photographed babies on the planet, thanks to her parents affinity for the spotlight.

Celebrity motherhood: Kim Kardashian and baby North

But the A-listers are fiercely protective of their daughter's privacy.

Baby North is already taking after her stylish mum, as over €150,000 has been spent on designer clothes for the infant.

A further €176,000 was spent on jewellery and accessories, including Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings which cost around €33,000 alone.

Kim Kardashian and baby North
Kim Kardashian and baby North
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian with baby North

At least €110,000 was spent on toys, which include a toddler-sized Mercedes pedal car for the baby.

At her birthday party in June, at least €77,000 was spent to treat 100 celebrity youngsters to a ferris-wheel and bouncy castle.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 30: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are sighted on May 30, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Michaela Feuereislova/isifa/Getty Images)
Kanye West - Newly wed Kanye may be egotistical, but his innate eye for fashion can’t be denied. Dad to North (1), the rapper has a unique sense of style and a taste for high fashion, citing the like of Maison Martin Margiela, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Gucci as his favourites.

The famous couple got married in Italy in May before jetting to Ireland for a secret honeymoon.

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