Anastasia Knyazeva, a 6-year-old child from Russia has been labeled as the "most beautiful girl in the world" and already has a huge fan following.
The young girl has amassed a legion of fans online with her large, striking blue eyes and doll-like features.
She is already an established child model represented by President Kids Management and has more than 560,000 fans following her Instagram account. The Instagram profile, which is managed by her mother Anna, features pictures of Anastasia from her various photo shoots as well as some personal photos.
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She has featured in ad campaigns for many big Russian brands such as Chobi Kids, Kisabiano, and Amoreco. Last year, she was also voted as the face of Little Miss Aoki, a clothing line from the children's luxury couture brand Mischka Aoki.
Knyazeva is following in the footsteps of 16-year-old French model Thylane Blondeau, who was famously named as the world's most beautiful girl at the tender age of 6 and went on to become the youngest model to feature in French Vogue.
Knyazeva's Mother Criticized
Knyazeva's mother has been sharing pictures of her gorgeous daughter on social media since July 2015, when she was merely 4 years old. Each post racks up hundreds of comments from users complimenting the 6-year-old's beautiful eyes and striking features.
However, there are many social media users who have blasted the child's mother for exposing Knyazeva to the outside world at such a young age while some have called her out for exploiting her daughter for personal gain.
Others pointed out that by allowing Knyazeva to apply makeup and pretend like an adult on a social media platform, her mother is inviting unwanted attention to her daughter and leaving her vulnerable to online predators and creeps.
"In this day and age we need to protect children," commented one social media user. "You are inviting online predators into her life and setting her up to place her entire worth on her looks. I have a beautiful daughter and I would never parade her across the internet like this. You need to think about what you are doing."
Kristina Pimenova Controversy
This brings back memories of the controversy that was triggered when 9-year-old Russian child model, Kristina Pimenova, was hailed as the "most beautiful girl in the world" three years ago.
Her mother, Glikeriya Pimenova, managed her Instagram account and regularly posted pictures of her daughter. However, like Anastasia's mother, she was also criticized by many for sexualizing her daughter.