Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead made her annual Kentucky Derby look look like a young lady in a teal pants suit and white-flowered fascinator.
Dannielynn, 14, is raised from the limelight in Kentucky by her father, Larry Birkhead, but the father-daughter duo has a tradition each year of being dressed up to participate in the Kentucky Derby.
“It’s that time of year again. @ Kentuckyderby weekend is here! Although our favorite event, The Barnstable-Brown Party, will not return until next year, we decided to head out on this beautiful day to the Churchill Downs racetrack in preparation for the Kentucky Derby “Birkhead wrote on Instagram before the big event,
Birkhead shared photos of herself with her daughter on steps in front of a building at Churchill Downs and a selfie where Dannielynn wore a rhinestone face mask that perfectly coordinated with her JOVANI suit. He added that Dannielynn chose the clothes because she “wanted to wear something completely different than she had before.”
“I think it does not mean more” little girl “dresses ??” he said, adding that Dannielynn also had some fashion perceptions to share with him. “She cleaned chocolate brownies, ice cream and nachos while at the same time criticizing my outfit.”
Birkhead included hashtags #prouddad #timeflies and #nomorebraces.
Over the years, the images have become a good time capsule showing Dannielynn as she grows up.
The Triple Crown event was postponed last year due to COVID-19, but was eventually held in September without any spectators. That means the last Kentucky Derby picture of the father-daughter couple is from 2019. In it, Dannielynn wore a pink hat and dress and gave a big smile that showed off her braces.
In 2013, the then 6 and a half year old looked adorable in a big white hat with a white ribbon and a matching frilly dress.
In 2012, Birkhead posed for photos while holding his daughter. At one point, the then 5-and-a-half-year-old, who was holding a stuffed animal, planted a kiss on her father’s cheek as she looked toward the camera.
Birkhead, who has said he is trying to raise his daughter as an “ordinary child”, went down on one knee and fed a pony with his daughter in 2010 when she looked smiling.
Time certainly does not fly!
Fans of the late Anna Nicole Smith commented with their gusto and disbelief that Dannielynn is now a teenager and complimented Birkhead for being a devoted father.
“Her mother would be proud of her. You’re doing a great job,” one person commented.
“Oh goodness. This is the cutest thing,” another fan added. “I look forward to your Kentucky Derby picture every year.”