RELATIVES of the late ANNA NICOLE SMITH enraged her 6-year-old daughter DANNIELYNN has launched a modeling career, say sources.
The adorable youngster was left motherless when the former Guess Jeans model and “Playboy” Playmate died of a drug overdose in February 2007. Now with the blessing of her father Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn is posing for the camera as the new Guess Kids Girl.
“Larry is finally cashing in on the Anna Nicole Smith brand, and it’s disgusting!” a source close to the Smith family told The ENQUIRER.
“We were proud that he’d kept Dannielynn out of the public eye, but now Larry is turning her into a mini-Anna Nicole. It will be awful to see Dannielynn plastered all over billboards and bus stops like her mother was 20 years ago. We just pray that she doesn’t make the same bad choices her mother did.”
Parenting experts and Internet bloggers have joined the Smith family in blasting Birkhead, 39, for forcing Dannielynn to grow up too fast.
“Larry needs to be very careful because Dannielynn can be easily exploited,” Dr. Vicki Panaccione, a child psychologist and founder of the Better Parenting Institute, told The ENQUIRER.
“She should not be walking her mother’s walk or she may be headed down the same path.”
At the Internet site omg!, one person put it more bluntly, writing: “I would hope her dad would see Anna Nicole’s life as a cautionary tale, but instead he’s encouraging her to follow in her mom’s footsteps. Sad.”