Mum of ‘world’s most beautiful’ child model faces backlash

She’s the photogenic young model who has been labelled the ‘most beautiful child in the world’, but Anastasia Knyazeva’s mum has come under fire for exposing her young daughter to too much, too young.

 

Anastasia, six, has become an online sensation thanks to her mum Anna sharing modelling photos of her daughter, including campaign shots for Russian brand Chobi Kids.

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Anastasia has shot to worldwide fame thanks to her beautiful looks. Photo: Instagram/anna_knyazeva_official

Russian child model Anastasia Knyazeva

Anastasia's mum Anna runs her social media accounts which have amassed thousands of followers. Photo: Instagram/anna_knyazeva_official

With nearly 600,000 Instagram followers, Anastasia’s modelling history has been well documented by her mum, who has posted over 800 photos since she began the account in 2015 when her daughter was just four.

With photos of Anastasia earning over 50,000 likes in a matter of hours, fans have commented on how "cute", "beautiful" and "adorable" she is.

"Those eyes!" commented one user.

Chobi Kids Russian model Anastasia Knyazeva

Anastasia has already landed high-profile campaigns in Russia. Photo: Instagram/chobikids

It’s seen Anastasia likened to famous young model Thylane Blondeau, who first captured the world’s attention at the age of six and went on to become the youngest model to feature in French Vogue.

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Anastasia has been likened to former child model Thylane Blondeau, pictured here at age four. Photo: Instagram/ thylaneblondeau

However while some have praised the six-year-old’s good looks, others have voiced criticism over Anna’s decision to expose her daughter to online attention.

“I hope she gets to be a child, she is beautiful. but there are a lot of Monsters in this world and all the attention could draw the wrong people to her,” commented one user.

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Some critics claim Anna is exposing her daughter to a world of online predators. Photo: Instagram/anna_knyazeva_official

“Your main priority as a mother or father is to protect your child at all costs. You do know that pedophiles are checking her out on social media right?” added another.

“That little girl should be doing what kids do which is TO BE A KID… where’s pictures of her building sand castles or snowman or coloring? She’s your kid I know that but damn I feel sorry for her.”

Be have reached out to Anna for comment.

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