Anna Nicole Smith's daughter becomes model

The late model's daughter, 6-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead, has a starring role in a Guess Kids campaign.

Guess? Inc.'s creative director, Paul Marciano, says in a statement that Dannielynn Birkhead has the "same playful spirit" that her mother would carry onto a set.

The brand hired Smith in 1992, and she appeared in its sexy denim-wear ads through 1993. She was a relative modeling unknown at the time, although earlier in 1992 she was on a Playboy magazine cover.

Smith died in 2007.

Dannielynn's campaign also stars Peyton Edmunds, the daughter of music industry veteran Babyface. The ads were shot on a beach in Malibu, Calif., and they'll start appearing in magazines, on billboards and on buses beginning in January.