The late Anna Nicole Smith’s six year-old daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is following in her mother’s footsteps, as she becomes the new face of Guess Kids.
Danielynn has been living with her father Larry Birkhead in Burbank, California ever since her mother Anna Nicole Smith’s tragic death following a drug overdose in 2007, just months after Danielynn was born.
It has been revealed that the six year-old will front the Spring/Summer 2013 for Guess children’s wear, the same label, which Anna Nicole posed for back in the late nineties.
In pictures already released from the campaign, Danielynn can be seen posing on a beach in the lines new season’s denim range.
The news that young Danielynn is making her modelling debut for Guess has caused an outrage from parenting experts, who believe that Danielle should be sheltered from the public eye rather that thrust in front of it, given the lifestyle and tragic ending of her mother’s life.
Divamoms.com founder Lyss Stern explained how fame and replicating her mother’s career as a model, should be something which Danielynn chooses for herself when she is grown up, stating: “Why does she have to follow in her mother’s footsteps? Yes, she’s a beautiful little girl, but it would really be best to keep her out of the spotlight until she’s an adult.”
Stern continued to say: “She’s already been through too much for someone her her young, tender age, and has a lifetime of her mother’s racy history to find for herself on the Internet. I think her father should be nurturing her and sheltering her from the media, not the opposite. If she wants to model when she’s adult, then that’s her decision, but for now, she should be living a life out of the eyes of the media.”
Meanwhile, in a behind-the-scenes video aired on Entertainment Tonight, Larry Birkenhead, Danielynn’s father gushed about how proud he is of his daughter, who bears a striking resemblance to her late mother. Larry admitted that Danielynn is a natural in front of the camera and needed little coaching, suggesting it is in her nature to model. Larry finished by stating: “I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeing how great this will be.”