Resembling Anna Nicole Smith‘s daughter is in touch with her mother’s southern roots! Dannylynn Birkhead15, was spotted getting ready for the 2022 Kentucky Derby with her father, Larry Birkhead† In photos shared on his Instagram on May 7, the teen looked exactly like her late supermodel mom, donning a colorful dress for the extravagant occasion.
Dannielynn is growing up fast and looks almost as tall as her father in the pictures. She looked adorable wearing a Celia B dress and a big blue hat. With her blond hair and big smile, she looks like her late mother. The day before, Dannielynn not only channeled her mom, but also Janet Jackson, wearing the music icon’s outfit to a pre-party in Derby, and even ran into Janet herself!
The devoted father takes his daughter to the horse races every year as a sentimental tradition, due to the fact that he and Anna Nicole met at the 2004 Kentucky Derby. In fact, Dannielynn wore the exact same large size to the 2019 Kentucky Derby pink hat Anna Nicole wore the day she met Larry.
Dannielynn was born in September 2006, barely six months before her mother’s tragic death in February 2007. Although Anna Nicole mentioned another man’s name on Dannielynn’s birth certificate, paternity test confirmed Larry Birkhead as her biological father in April 2007.
in the 2021 ABC special† Anna Nicole Smith: Tragic Beauty, we got a glimpse of Dannielynn’s sentimental side. She was able to see Polaroids of her mother holding her in the hospital for the first time as a newborn, and understandably became emotional. “She has a big heart like her mother had,” Larry said in the documentary.
Larry ensures that Dannielynn has a stable childhood. “She goes to school like any other kid, she’s a girl scout,” he continued The Steve Harvey Show† Despite her mother’s tumultuous life, Larry tries to honor her memory in a sensitive way. “I tell Dannielynn stories about her mother. I’m not making it up. I’m saying there are some things your mom did and you know I’m trying to get her to learn from them,” he explained in an interview with Entertainment tonight.
As for Dannielynn’s current whereabouts, she once again hired her mother for a brief modeling stint before Guess children in 2013† She also took a acting class and reportedly impressed her teacher with her performance, but her father plans to keep her out of the limelight for now. “She’s just a kid right now,” he said.