American reality television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have reportedly hired a body double for their daughter North West.

According to Grazia magazine, the power couple held auditions to find the perfect look-alike of their one-year-old daughter and paid $800,000 for that service.

"Kim and Kanye hired the look-alike to shield North from the paparazzi," an insider told the publication.

"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 source added.

The 33-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and West are very protective about their little girl and unlike Kourtney Kardashian's children, Penelope and Mason, North has not appeared in the famous family reality show.

"As of now, North will not appear at all on this season of KUWTK," a source told Hollywood Life.

Meanwhile, Kanye had previously revealed he was not pleased with the amount of backlash he received from appearing in the last season.

"You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore and it's not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I'm in love with that I want to help," he told The New York Times.