Who is Dannielynn Birkhead? Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, 14, looks gorgeous in turquoise suit at Kentucky Derby
This year, Dannielynn Birkhead got to check out the venue one day ahead of the main event. In the photos that Larry posted on his account, Dannielynn looked extremely glam in a turquoise Jovani suit with '80s inspired buttons
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead was one of the most talked-about celebrities who graced Churchill Downs racetrack on May 1 for the Kentucky Derby 2021. She was trending on Google after making a dazzling appearance at the sporting event. Despite the presence of other stars including exes Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley, Mike Mills, Rob Angel and Jack Harlow amongst others, Dannielynn had caught everyone's attention.
This was after her father Larry Birkhead posted a photo of himself posing with his daughter on a stoop at Churchill Downs along with other photos clicked at the popular racetrack. One of the photos saw her donning a rhinestone-encrusted mask while Larry donned a pair of reflector sunglasses.
Who is Dannielynn Birkhead?
Dannielynn Birkhead or Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead is the daughter of late model Anna Nicole Smith, the supermodel who passed away in 2007 due to an accidental drug overdose. Dannielynn was born as Hannah Rose Marshall Stern to Smith and Birkhead on September 7, 2006.
From the time she was five years old, people could not help but talk about the similarities between her and her supermodel mother. Dannielynn has lived in Kentucky all her life with her father and makes one public appearance each year at the Kentucky Derby. This year she got to check out the venue one day ahead of the main event. In the photos that Birkhead posted on his account, Dannielynn looked extremely glam in a turquoise Jovani suit with '80s inspired buttons.
Did you know, making an appearance at the Kentucky Derby year after year is a ritual that holds sentimental value for the father-daughter duo? It's the same place where Smith and Larry first met and he has made it a point to attend the races with his daughter every year since Smith's passing. "It’s that time of year again. The @kentuckyderby weekend is here!" Larry wrote. The doting dad added, "Even though our favorite event The Barnstable-Brown Party won’t be back until next year, we decided to head out on this beautiful day to Churchill Downs racetrack in preparation for The Kentucky Derby."
Larry also mentioned that Dannielynn was breaking away from the persona of a little girl. "She said she wanted to wear something entirely different than she had in the past. I guess that means no more 'little girl' dresses?? She cleaned out the chocolate brownies, ice cream, and nachos while at the same time critiquing my outfit," he wrote.
What is Dannielynn Birkhead up to in 2021?
Dannielynn did a modeling campaign for Guess in 2012 when she was five and reportedly made a cool $10,000 from the gig. However, it was revealed later by Larry that his daughter wasn't interested in living her life in the public glare. "I've had companies call me since and ask for her to model, and that answer’s no,” Birkhead told 20/20 in 2017. "She doesn’t show any interest in it. She wants to be a kid," he added.
Larry also spoke about his daughter's knack for acting in another interview and said she might follow that path someday. “She surprised me because last year she took an acting class,” Larry revealed in a DailyMailTV in 2019 where Dannielynn sat alongside him. “I got an email from a teacher and she said Dannielynn gave one of the most believable performances of the whole, whole entire school," he said.
"So, if she wants to do something like that when she’s older…we’ll see when we get there," Larry added and Dannielynn confirmed she was into it. “It’s really cool like to act as a character, not yourself. Portraying a new person is fun,” she said.