Like mother, like daughter.
Following in her model mom’s footsteps, 6-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead made her modeling debut in Guess Kids ads released on Monday. And the gorgeous girl’s father, Larry Birkhead, says it’s a special tribute to her later mother, Anna Nicole Smith.
And who could forget Anna Nicole, who burst onto the modeling scene herself in sexy Guess ads in the early ’90s.
“Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and . . . I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way,” Larry, 39, said on Good Morning America Tuesday.
Larry has raised Dannielynn since the Playboy model’s drug overdose death in 2007; their daughter was just 5-months-old at the time.
“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 shared.
Still, the single dad said it’s all in good fun.
“My goal for her is for her to be a child and just do what all kids do,” he added.
“Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set,” praised Paul Marciano, Creative Director for GUESS?, Inc. in a statement.