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Kardashians no match for Daniella and her daughters

They’ve been called the black Kardashians. But a family of nine beautiful daughters raised by their mother and about to feature in a new, fly-on-the-wall television series reject the comparison.

The six-part series called Family Rules follows the lives of the Rule sisters who range in ages from 12 to 29.

The sisters were raised in an outer Perth suburb by their mother Daniella Borg on her own after their father, Kevin Rule, died tragically in 2004.

Ms Borg, a Noongar woman, says there have been comparisons with the Kardashians, the first family of US reality television, but there’s no similarity.

“We don’t think of ourselves as anything like the Kardashians, but I take my hat off to the Kardashians actually because it isn’t easy to be in front of the camera and people don’t realise that until they experience that themselves,” she said.

“Love or hate them, their job isn’t easy by any means.

“We’ve had people say ‘the black Kardashians’ and things like that. We just laugh at it, but at the end of the day we are telling our story based on our life experiences and what we go through as a family.

“And we’re nowhere near as fancy as the Kardashians.”

Family Rules took centre stage in Sydney this week as SBS and NITV previewed their big shows for next year.

The series will begin screening on NITV from January 9. Its producers hope to eventually take the series overseas.

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