At the tender age of 9, Zahara Jolie-Pitt wants to be a model and grace the covers of fashion magazines – just like her idol, actress Lupita Nyong’o!

“She’s been collecting magazine covers of Lupita and anything else she can get her hands on,” said a source close to her doting mom, Angelina Jolie.

“She believes Lupita is the most beautiful woman, right after her mommy, of course!”

Zee, as she is nicknamed, is an avid horseback rider (English saddle) and has trained in ballet since she was a toddler. Now, she’s pushing her famous parents to let her walk the runway.

“She’s badgering her mom to help her get into modeling,” said the source. “But Angelina keeps saying she’s too young.”

Zee pointed out that Maddox, 13, was a zombie in Dad’s film “World War Z,” Vivienne, 6, was a young princess in Mom’s “Maleficent” and Shiloh had a one-second cameo in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

While Angelina has pooh-poohed her kids going into acting, the source said: “Zee seems adamant about following in Lupita’s footsteps.”