It has been a few years since we’ve heard a peep about Dannielynn Hope Marshall Smith Stern Birkhead, the only daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith … but today, we get an update … and it’s kind of a disturbing one. As you may know, Anna Nicole Smith found fame and fortune as a Guess model way back in the days before her life spiraled down into an early death. Today we learn that Dannielynn Hope is now following in her mother’s footsteps as a Guess model … and the girl is only 6 years old. Danni‘s father Larry Birkhead has, thus far, done a pretty good job keeping his child out of the harsh glare of the public spotlight but it would seem that he is now ready to thrust her into the same life that her mother enjoyed … hopefully without the same sad end :( Click below to see photos and video of Dannielynn‘s new Guess photoshoot.
Anna Nicole Smith’s 6-year-old daughter is following in her late mother’s footsteps. Twenty years ago, Smith shot her famous first ad for the clothing company which helped launch her career. Now Dannielynn is a Guess girl, too. Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn’s father, told Entertainment Tonight, which got photos from the shoot, that Dannielynn has the modeling bug. “She said, ‘Now tell me, when am I going to be on those shopping bags?’” He followed by saying that school is the most important thing for the now child model and that this was more of a tribute to her mother.
In the new ads, Dannielynn, 6, poses on the beach for the jean company that helped launch Anna Nicole to stardom … “Dannielynn will look back someday and say, ‘How cool! I got to be a Guess girl just like my mom,’” Birkhead tells ET. While Birkhead is thrilled with seeing his daughter take up where Anna Nicole left off, the decision was ultimately left up to Dannielynn. “It was something I asked her if she wanted to do, and she said, ‘Sure!’” Birkhead says. The young model is so enthusiastic about the project that she’s already started asking about when she can see the final product … Even with all the promise that Dannielynn has shown, Birkhead says that, for now, he just want her to “be a kid and have school.” “She’s a typical kid,” says Birkhead. “She plays and she wants to do everything that all the other kids do.”
LMAOOOOO! So lemme get this straight, Larry asked his 6 year old daughter if she wanted to be a Guess model and she said “Sure” and he was all, “OK!”? Oh man. Now, just because Anna Nicole met a tragically sad end, it doesn’t mean that Dannielynn will follow suit. Let’s not forget, Anna Nicole was horribly exploited (to death) by her despicable lawyer Howard K. Stern so hopefully Larry will keep a better eye on his daughter. I mean, I know that young children can be models without suffering any harm but something about this feels so wrong to me. I can’t help but NOT think about the sad way that Anna Nicole Smith died … I would hate to see her only surviving child end up the same way … not that being a model per se will result in the same way but … ugh, it just feels so wrong. Right?