Dannielynn Birkhead is the image of her mom Anna Nicole Smith at Kentucky Derby in Louisville
Dannielynn Birkhead was the spitting image of her mother Anna Nicole Smith as she and her father Larry Birkhead attended the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday.
Anna Nicole Smith famously stole the show when she attended the Kentucky Derby in May 2004.
Since that moment and her tragic death in 2007, Larry Birkhead has often taken their daughter Dannielynn to the annual horse racing event.
Six-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead wore traditional Southern Belle attire, reminiscent of the costumes worn in the Mary Poppins movie.
She looked adorable in a white period-style dress with red trim, paired with matching parasol and shoes.
Meanwhile, her father Larry Birkhead channeled Dick Van Dyke in a multi-colored striped jacket and a matching straw brimmed hat.
Aside from his light blue bow tie, the rest of his outfit was all white, including his shoes.
Father and daughter held hands as they posed for pictures together on the red carpet, with Dannielynn gazing adoringly at her dad.
They have attended the event together in the past, and last year Dannielynn wore a pretty floral dress and flowers in her hair.
Dannielynn Birkhead is well on her way to getting as confident as her late mother Anna Nicole Smith in front of the camera. She recently appeared in an advertising campaign for Guess Kids.
“Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way,” Larry Birkhead told Good Morning America last November.
“To see her mom’s picture next to hers as a Guess girl and say, <<Hey, I was a Guess Kids girl, my mommy was a Guess girl>>, that might be her only connection with her mom.”
Anna Nicole Smith, the buxom reality TV star and former Playboy model who struggled with prescription drug problems, was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February 2007, aged 39.
The official cause of death was an accidental overdose of nine prescription drugs, including Valium and Atavan.
Anna Nicole Smith’s death followed the devastating loss of her 20-year-old son Daniel Smith just six months earlier, three days after his mother gave birth to Dannielynn.
Daniel Smith died after an accidental overdose of the drug methadone with the antidepressants Lexapro and Zoloft.