Child models will probably always be with us, and the best we can hope for is that they are not exploited. But did the fact that 6-year-old Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead's mother was notorious Playboy and fashion model Anna Nicole Smith enter into their choice?
Personally, this makes me uneasy. Dannielynn's mother died of an overdose of several prescription drugs when the girl was just an infant. The baby's paternity was immediately challenged, as she instantly became an heiress.
Now, she's a model. At age six. But who is looking out for this girl?
Last year, the Daily Mail reported:
her father Larry Birkhead, who was forced to establish paternity in a suit against Smith's then partner and lawyer Howard K. Stern, seems to have done a good job of making sure that this little girl who endured such tragedy around her during her first days on this planet, has a normal life.
Guess is getting tons of coverage over this stunt. And I'm sure Dannielynn is building up quite a trust fund, on top of her $10 million inheritance. But I really, really hope this kid has a better future ahead of her than mom did.