She’s been unofficially dubbed the cutest girl in the world by her fans – and it’s not difficult to see why.
With her honey blonde locks, sweet smile and beautiful grey eyes, six-year-old Alina Yakupova is in hot demand as a child model.
The gorgeous Russian youngster has already appeared in fashion campaigns for the likes of Italian clothing brand Monnalisa Kids, Russia’s Yudashkin Kids and Gloria Jeans, and appeared in the glossy pages of magazines such as InStyle and Grazia.
She’s also a social media sensation, boasting more than 22 000 followers from all around the world on Instagram.
But while she receives thousands of online compliments daily, her manager says she’s down-to-earth and has a strong work ethic.
“I’m sure the secret of Alina’s success lies not only in her unearthly beauty, but also in hard work and constant self-development, despite her young age,” Roman Kukhar says.
Alina isn’t the first model to have been propelled to global fame at such a young age. In 2017 six-year-old Anastasia Knyazeva, also from Russia, also shot to fame thanks to her striking blue eyes and doll-like features.
She starred in a number of fashion campaigns for Russian brands and in 2016 was voted the face of Little Miss Aoki, a luxury kids’ range.
Also making a name for herself at the age of six was French model Thylane Blondeau – who was dubbed the world’s most beautiful girl and made headlines when she became the youngest model to grace the cover of French Vogue. Now 18, she’s still a highly sought-after model.