The Hollywood Reporter –
Guess has just released photos of their new children’s clothing model, none other than Anna Nicole Smith’s adorable 6-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.
Dannielynn is following in her mother’s footsteps: Smith was initially hired as a relative unknown by the clothing brand in 1993. While appearing in their iconic Hollywood-bombshell ad campaigns, the voluptuous 26-year-old ex-Playboy model became famous for marrying 89-year-old oil magnate J. Howard Marshall.
In a statement from Guess Creator Paul Marciano, he states that her daughter “has the same playful spirit that her mother brought to the set.”
Smith died in Feb. 2007 from a drug overdose when she was 39 years old after a deeply troubled life. According to her dad, photographer Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole’s daughter wants to be just like her mother.
“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,” Birkhead, 39, told ET in a video interview during the photo shoot. “The first thing she asked is ‘When will I be on the shopping bags like Mommy?’ I know that Anna’s looking at this and seeing how great this will be.”
Birkhead obtained custody of Dannielynn when she was 5 months old after he was confirmed to be her father in a DNA test two months after Anna died.
The Guess ads were shot on a Malibu beach and will be on buses, billboards and in magazines in Jan. 2013.