The six-year-old made her modeling debut for GUESS kids, the same label that launched Anna Nicole Smith’s career as a world renowned model 20 years ago. The ad shows Dannielynn on the beach wearing a denim mini-skirt, graphic t-shirt, white denim vest and a fedora.
Paul Marciano, the Creative Director for GUESS, said in a press release that having a second generation model is a first for the company and that Smith’s daughter has “the same playful spirit that her mother had on set.” The ads featuring the little girl will be used during GUESS’ Spring 2013 campaign and will be placed on buses and billboards starting with the middle of January next year.
Dannielynn is the daughter of Larry Birkhead, one of Anna Nicole’s exes, whose paternity was confirmed by a DNA test in the past. The 39-year-old dad talked to Us Weekly in June last year about the difficulties of raising a child alone and his methods of talking to his daughter about her mother’s untimely death.
The little model knows her mom passed away but is unaware of the details. She was told her mother lived in the clouds. During a plane flight to Kentucky, Dannielynn asked: “Which cloud is my mom on. Maybe she can come play?”. Birkhead considers that the best way to deal with the situation is by being forthright when he talks to his daughter but at the same time keep his tone kid-friendly.