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Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Makes Her Modeling Debut

Leah Harari |
December 6, 2012 | 1:45 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Dannielynn Birkhead for Guess Kids (Photo Credit- Pinterest)
Dannielynn Birkhead for Guess Kids (Photo Credit- Pinterest)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Following in her mother, the late Anna Nicole Smith's, famous Guess ad footsteps, Dannielynn Birkhead is modeling in the Spring 2013 campaign for the brand's children's division Guess Kids, the Los Angeles Times reports. This is the first time the clothing brand has ever seen a second-generation Guess Girl.

Controversy and media speculation have surrounded the series of photos as critics speculate whether it's appropriate to push a six-year-old into a modeling career. Her father and a photographer himself, Larry Birkhead, insists this is only her first modeling move and it's just for fun.

"Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom's image and said that her mom's an angel, and I think that this is kind of Dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way," Birkhead told "Good Morning America." To see her mom’s picture next to hers as a Guess girl and say, 'Hey, I was a Guess Kids girl, my mommy was a Guess girl,' that might be her only connection with her mom," he continued.

Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Dannielynn is seen posing on the beach and looking off into the distance, leaning against driftwood pieces and clutching the brim of a fedora. While Dannielynn's ads are a far cry from her mother's sultry campaign years ago, Guess creative director Paul Marciano explained that the little girl has the "same playful spirit that her mother had."

Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2007, spawning a much-publicized paternity battle between Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead. 

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Anonymous (not verified) on December 8, 2012 9:18 AM

i think shes to young too even start anything like that let anna r.i.p. with her son and beloved brother and let dannielynn have her on childhood...then when she gets older then if thats what she wants so be it but at 6 shes trained to do what u want js......

Anonymous (not verified) on December 6, 2012 5:04 PM

I want to know what Dannielynn is gonna think of her mom when she starts to realize that her mom tried to keep her from her dad!

Anonymous (not verified) on December 7, 2012 12:37 AM

Anna Nicole didn't love Larry Birkhead, she knew he was in her life because she was celebrity. He was obsessed with her glamor and fame. He exploits Anna's tragedy and her daughter for financial reasons. He has no job since April 2007 when he obtained custody. Dannielynn is his only source of income, she supports his lavish lifestyle.