Six-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead has just landed her very first modeling job as the face of Guess Kids.
Dannielynn is the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The young model has lived with her father, Larry Birkhead, since her mother’s tragic death after a drug overdose in 2007.
Dannielynn fronts the Spring 2013 campaign, wearing next season’s denims.
In a behind-the-scenes video on Entertainment Tonight, Mr Birkhead is nothing but proud of Dannielynn, who bears a strong resemblance to her late mother.
He reveals she was a natural in front of the camera, and ‘needed very little coaching’.
But perhaps it is in her genes: Anna Nicole replaced Claudia Schiffer as the face of Guess in 1992, so little Dannielynn is following in her mother’s footsteps.
Guess creative director Paul Marciano said in a statement: ‘Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set.’
Model and one-time Playboy cover girl Anna Nicole Smith died in February 2007 after a prescription drug overdose, just a few months after Dannielynn was born.
Her death sparked a fierce paternity battle between several former lovers, including Mr Birkhead and Anna Nicole’s former lawyer, Howard K Stern (who was named on Dannielynn’s birth certificate).
A DNA test confirmed that Mr Birkhead was the biological father of Dannielynn in April 2007, and he has since retained custody.
Speaking in the Entertainment Tonight video, Mr Birkhead said he was proud of Dannielynn.
He added: ‘I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeing how great this will be.’
Do you think it’s smart to put Dannielynn into modeling so young?