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The late Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, 6, has landed a modeling job for GUESS kids.
Many see this move as controversial, but Larry Birkhead, her father, is defending his decision to allow his young daughter to start a career in the entertainment industry.
“Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and said that her mom’s an angel,” he explained on Good Morning America on Tuesday, People reports.
He added, “I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way.”
He went on to say about their daughter, who was only 5 months old when her mother died, “To see her mom’s picture next to hers as a GUESS girl and say, ‘Hey, I was a GUESS Kids girl and my mommy was a Guess girl,’ that might be her only connection with her mom.”
For those who think that Dannielynn will now be taking on numerous modeling jobs, Birkhead says that isn’t true.
“My goal for her is for her to be a child and just do what all kids do,” he said.
As we previously reported Dannielynn is the face of the 2013 campaign for GUESS kids.