Thirteen-year-old Ava Sambora was back on the runway this week, strutting her stuff for her dad Richie Sambora’s clothing line White Trash Beautiful as her mom Heather Locklear looked on from the front row.
”My daughter’s beautiful, she’s gregarious, she’s funny, she’s smart. I’m beyond proud,” boasts the Bon Jovi rocker.
When she’s not on the catwalk, Ava says she’s just a regular teenager. She loves Justin Bieber – “I met him once at the Grammy’s and I was like about to cry,” she admits. “I love him so much” – and looks up to teen queen Miley Cyrus.
“I really love Miley Cyrus,” Ava tells People. “It’s just everything about her—I would really love to act with her. She’s like my biggest role model–besides my dad.”
Though Richie is supportive of his daughter’s budding career, he says that for now school comes first.
“The only modeling she has really done has been at my shows. That is where we are right now – her priorities are schoolwork and also I believe in maintaining the innocence of children. Before that when she is 18 or 19 she is going to do what she wants to do and I’m going to support her and help her through it.”