The little girl's father, Larry Birkhead, told ABC that this is his daughter's way of connecting with Anna, who died of a drug overdose in 2007 when Dannielynn was just five months old.
“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,” he said.
Guess launched Smith's career with a jeans ad in the 1990s, and Creative Director Paul Marciano sees Anna in his “second generation” model. "Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set," he said in a statement.
Keeping that happy-go-lucky attitude is something dad Larry wants to preserve by living a normal life and keeping her in regular school. They aren't taking modeling too seriously.
“My goal for her is for her to be a child and just do what all kids do,” he said.