A new star is born in Russia, as a six-year-old is being touted as the next top child model.
Anastasia Knyazeva is being hailed as the "most beautiful girl in the world" at the tender age of six. A child model since she was just four years old, Anastasia has since taken the Russian child modeling scene by storm. Following in the footsteps of French model Thylane Blondeau, who was also called the most beautiful girl in the world at age six, Anastasia has conquered Russia and is ready to take on the world.
Anastasia’s doll-like visage and innocent expression have made her an internet sensation with over 500,00 followers on Instagram. After taking part in a number of successful marketing campaigns, her beauty is being lauded the world over.
For years, Anastasia has been building her portfolio with ad campaigns for Amoreco, Kisabiano, and most recently the Russian brand Chobi Kids. In 2016, she was voted the face of Little Miss Aoki, a line of designer children's clothing from Mischka Aoki. With credentials like that, some speculate that Anastasia may one day become the biggest Russian model of them all, a crown currently held by Irina Shayk.
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Irina Shayk became Russia’s top model in 2007 after becoming the face of Intimissimi, an Italian lingerie designer. Irina achieved her big break at the age of 19, while Anastasia had already got several photo shoots under her belt before she can legally drive.
Instagram is another arena where Irina shines, with only 9.4 million followers to Anastasia’s 543,000. But keep in mind that Irina is 31 while Anastasia is only a six-year-old. In 25 years, she could have an Instagram following to put even Kylie Jenner to shame.
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Of course, the keys to the Instagram account are all under the control of Anastasia’s mom, Anna. And while Anna has so far proven deft at guiding her little one to fame and fortune, some have criticized the mother of two for getting her daughter into modeling at such a young age.
Is Anastasia being overly sexualized by an image-obsessed world? You be the judge.