Anastasia Knyazeva is not your average kindergartner. With her deep, ocean-blue eyes and beautiful long locks, the six-year-old from Russia is a sensation on the Instagram with a page run by her mom Anna amassing over 5.2 lakh followers.
Anna regularly posts photographs of Anastasia’s photoshoots. And sure enough, each of them receives hundreds of comments from the kids’ legions of fans.
A successful child model, Anastasia was featured in a number of advertisement campaigns, including one for luxury clothing brand Chobi Kids.
Before Anastasia, the Internet had hailed French model Thylane Blondeau as the most beautiful girl in the world. Now 16, Thylane even appeared on the cover of Vogue Enfants when she was Anastasia’s age.
In 2011, Thylane became the youngest ever model to star in Vogue Paris in a shoot that provoked enormous controversy. People took offence over her sexualization by the so-called fans and the idea of referring to her as a woman.