Dannielynn Birkhead models for GUESS kids

Just two decades after her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, captured the world’s attention by posing for GUESS and five years after her untimely death due to a drug overdose, six-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead is ready to follow in her mother’s footsteps, it seems.

The adorable Dannielynn is the face of GUESS Spring 2013 campaign and she does it well, folks, model that is. In one black and white shot, she replicates her mother’s iconic look by leaning against a piece of driftwood and another color shot shows her dressed in a white denim vest and blue denim skirt and wearing a fedora hat. She’s a natural in front of the camera and is the spitting image of her mother with her blond locks, blue eyes and the extra something that the camera seems to love.

GUESS creative director Paul Marciano says that the young model shares the “same playful spirit” as her mom and added, “She is a second-generation GUESS girl which makes this campaign a first for us.” Dad Larry had this to say, “Her mom’s history with GUESS was very positive. The ads were iconic and timeless.” It wasn’t long ago when little Dannielynn was caught between a messy custody battle involving her mother’s two former lovers, Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern. However, a DNA test proved that Larry was the father. The little girl has led a quiet life and has been kept out of the spotlight until now. One may ask, “Why put her in the spotlight at the tender age of six?” Dad Larry had this to say. “Dannielynn had fun paying tribute to her mom with the GUESS ad campaign, but it is back to school for her which is her focus. The first thing she asked is ‘When will I be on the shopping bags like Mommy?”

Anna Nichol Smith’s vibrant beauty captured our attention and fame turned her into a tragic figure so let’s hope her little girl has a happier life.

The GUESS kids images were shot on the beach in Malibu by Elliston Lutz and the Spring 2013 kids campaign will appear in international fashion magazines, on buses and billboards beginning mid-January 2013.

T. J. Mueller