Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is turning heads in a new GUESS Kids ad campaign! Nearly twenty years after her mother’s post-Playboy career was launched by posing for the famous clothing manufacturer, six-year-old Dannielynn is making her debut in a set of advertisements for their Spring 2013 campaign.
“She really didn’t need much coaching. She was a natural for the poses,” Dannielynn’s proud papa Larry Birkhead told Entertainment Tonight. “I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeing how great this will be.”
GUESS creative director Paul Maurciano tells USA Today that Dannielynn is “a second-generation Guess girl, which makes this campaign a first for us.” He also gushed, “Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set.”
Back in 1993, Anna Nicole replaced Claudia Schiffer in the ads, which were inspired by Jane Mansfield. (Anna got the modeling gig after being named Playboy‘s 1993 Playmate of the Year.) Anna died in 2007, just 5 months after giving birth to Dannielynn.
The new ads will begin appearing in mid-January.
Fun fact: Peyton Edmonds, the daughter of Babyface, will also be appearing in the Spring 2013 campaign alongside Dannielynn.
Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of Dannielynn’s Malibu shoot: