A mum hit back at trolls for blasting her decision to wax her three-year-old's "monobrow" so she doesn't get bullied at pre-school.
Leah Garcia caused controversy when she uploaded a video of her waxing her daughter Bliss' "fluffy eyebrows" online.
The 31-year-old revealed she "asked her to do it" after watching her wax the eyebrows of her older sister Behautti, 11.
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Leah doesn't want her two daughters to be bullied in the same way she was growing up and would stop if they ask her to.
The realtor, from Texas, US, said: "When I was 10, I took my monobrow into my own hands because I was severely bullied over it from the age of five."
She added: "I remember adults pointing it out and I will never forget in year four when a boy asked: 'Why are your eyebrows so big?'
"I shaved it and there was a very large gap – my parents had no choice but to take me to the beauty salon to get it sorted."
Leah says her parents believed she shouldn't touch her hair until she reached a certain age and encouraged her to love herself.
Although they instilled her with the confidence to overcome bullying, no amount of positive affirmation changed the way she felt about her insecurity.
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The mum-of-two added: "I felt so good when I waxed for the first time. I'm simply preventing Bliss from being the target of bullies until she's old enough to stand up for who she is.
"I have all the best intentions for doing this – it is ridiculous to think it would be for my own personal vanity.
"Our job is to stop them experiencing pain."
Leah revealed she started waxing her eldest's eyebrows when she was eight and then she wanted her to stop, so she did.
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The following year she asked her mum to remove her monobrow again.
Leah added: "I would never do something they didn't want me to do – it's not enforced.
"There are tears every day when I brush her hair, but she doesn't care when I wax her."
The mum doesn't wax any other area of her daughter's body and only does the centre of her eyebrows.
She continued: "Very few people in this world want to grow out their monobrow.
"People have sent me photos of an international model with a unibrow, but the world is a very different place for supermodels.
"I'm waxing a quarter inch of hair and it's a simple way of protecting her."
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