Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 14, is not interested in following her late mother’s career path in modeling and acting for now.
Dannielynn’s dad and Anna’s ex Larry Birkhead told TMZ on Tuesday morning that his teenage daughter has said no to several modeling and acting gigs over the years.
Larry, 48, said that as recently as last week he received a call asking if she wanted to be in an upcoming horror movie but acting really isn’t Dannielynn’s ‘thing.’
Being in the limelight definitely doesn’t seem to be something Dannielynn is interested in as the photographer also admitted that the high school freshman doesn’t even have a manager or modeling portfolio.
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Mini-me: Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 14, is not interested in following her late mother’s career path in modeling and acting for now (pictured, right, in 2004)
Anna Nicole, who died from an accidental overdose in 2007, may have been one of the most famous models of he 90’s but Larry insists that their daughter just wants to be her own person but still takes comparisons to her mother as a compliment despite it getting tiresome at times.
Her father also admitted to TMZ that he isn’t sure if the offers they have received have to do with her striking resemblance to her mother or the fact that she is actually the daughter of the quintessential blonde bombshell but they are being turned down regardless.
Larry said Dannielynn is more concerned with getting her homework done than fame as she has an interest in art, animation, and drawing.
She did previously show acting chops, according to her father, but ultimately decided to not pursue it.
Bond: Dannielynn’s dad and Anna’s ex Larry Birkhead told TMZ on Tuesday morning that his teenage daughter has said no to several modeling and acting gigs over the years
However, the door isn’t completely closed on acting as Larry told the publication that she would definitely take a role on Stranger Things or The Mandalorian.
This comes just days after Dannielynn and Larry coordinated perfectly as they continued a long standing family tradition of attending the Kentucky Derby.
The daughter of the late model beamed with excitement as she and her dad geared up for a day of horse racing at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
But Larry revealed that his daughter was keen to show off her own style this year.
Sweet: This comes just days after Dannielynn and Larry coordinated perfectly as they continued a long standing family tradition of attending the Kentucky Derby
Larry told DailyMail.com: ‘Dannielynn was determined to have a different style this year. Since she is older, it’s not like you can just go out and pick out a little kid dress anymore like I had done for all the Derby races in the past.
‘She picked out a (Jovani) pantsuit she loved online and they rushed it to her just in time for the big race. She wanted to coordinate everything this year down to her blinged out mask’.
The horse race holds a special place in the family’s heart as Larry met Anna Nicole there in 2004 where she was photographed in an iconic pink hat.
Larry and his daughter posted a trio of photos on their joint Instagram account accompanied by a lengthy caption with details on the weekend, as Larry joked that Dannielynn’s striking teal pant suit ‘finished first.’
Racing puns: ‘Dannielynn ‘finished first’ in her pant suit and a beautiful white flowered fascinator,’ he wrote, continuing to say she was certainly growing into a teenager with many opinions
The daddy-daughter duo posed on a stoop in one photo before sharing snaps from the race track, one of which featured the blonde teenager in a studded face mask to match her outfit.
‘It’s that time of year again. The @kentuckyderby weekend is here! 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,’ they wrote.
Larry explained that the trip to the racecourse was made even more special given that global pandemic had led to almost everything else being cancelled.
‘We had a great time just spending the time together eating a bunch of food and enjoying the great weather. Since Covid it has been a challenge to get out of the house and do much so this was a special treat and time,’ he told DailyMail.com.
Larry Birkhead and his daughter Dannielynn, pictured here at the age of three, look at a dress of Anna Nicole Smith at the Kentucky Derby Museum Wednesday, in April 2010
Photographer Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn Birkhead are pictured attending the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in May 2011
Another photo of the daddy-daughter duo taken in 2011
Dad Larry Birkhead and daughter, Dannielynn are seen before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in May 2014
By 2016, the pair were already starting to color coordinate their outfits. Here they are pictured at the 142nd Kentucky Derby in 2016
Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn Birkhead are seen in 2019. Dannielynn’s mother, Anna Nicole Smith, wore the same hat 15 years earlier in 2004
Teenager Dannielynn looked grown up in a bright Jovani pantsuit adorned with pearl buttons in the shape of flowers.
And she continued to dazzle in a pair of studded flats while additionally going all out with the derby theme as she sported a white flowered fascinator.
‘She is getting so big it is scary. She will be driving in just a couple of years! I tried to mention giving her one of her Mom’s old cars, but she is already talking about a Tesla!’ Larry joked.
‘She is doing great in school and has great grades but she misses in-person school and seeing all of her friends. I’m really proud of her and think big things are to come from her. I think people make natural comparisons to her mom but the truth is she is her own person and she is determined to do things on her own even at such a young age,’ Larry explained.
147 years: The Derby was back in action with many celebrities coming out to watch the race take place in Kentucky for the 147th year; pictured May 1
Photographer Larry debuted a white linen suit with a blue button down and pastel checkered tie, sharing in the caption that Dannielynn spent time ‘critiquing [his] outfit,’ after marveling that her look ‘finished first.’
‘Dannielynn ‘finished first’ in her pant suit and a beautiful white flowered fascinator,’ he wrote, continuing to say she was certainly growing into a teenager with many opinions.
‘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,’ the caption concluded.
In 2019 Dannielynn continued her legacy as she showed up to the derby in the same hat, looking reminiscent of her late mom.
Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole Smith in a photo from the May 1, 2004 Kentucky Derby posted on Larry’s Instagram page. In 2019, daughter Dannielynn wore the exact same hat to the Derby
Dannielynn and Larry had taken part in a 20/20 ABC News special in February where they reflected on the playmate’s life as they visited her hometown of Mexia, Texas and spoke to friends who knew her before she was famous.
‘You are your mommy you look just like her,’ marveled one friend about Dannielynn, and it was said that she had always ‘dreamed’ of having a daughter. Sadly Smith passed away when she was just five months old.
She also had a son Daniel with ex-husband Billy Wayne Smith who tragically met the same fate Anna did, dying of an accidental overdose just one year before her death, and days after she welcomed Dannielynn.
‘Anna should be remembered as this larger than life figure that was really a caring, giving person. A beautiful lady who loved her fans and loved her family,’ Birkhead said in the special.
Anna Nicole Smith is seen greeting the crowd before the Kentucky Derby in May 2003
Tragic fate: She also had a son Daniel with ex-husband Billy Wayne Smith who tragically met the same fate Anna did, dying of an accidental overdose in 2006, just one year before her own death, and days after she welcomed Dannielynn. She is pictured with Daniel in 2004