All hail Queen Bey’s mini-me! Meet the four-year-old who recreated Beyoncé’s fashion looks

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Ryleigh Madison went viral after recreating Beyonce’s Ivy Park fashion line. (Photo: INSTAGRAM/GETTY IMAGES)
Ryleigh Madison went viral after recreating Beyonce’s Ivy Park fashion line. (Photo: INSTAGRAM/GETTY IMAGES)

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, Beyoncé should be seriously flattered right now, thanks to mini-diva Ryleigh Madison, who has been channelling her inner Queen Bey in an Instagram fashion shoot.  

The adorable four-year-old went viral after her aunt, Zoe Hampton, posted snaps of the youngster recreating looks from the American megastar’s Adidas x Ivy Park collection.

In the sassy photos, Ryleigh can be seen donning various brown ensembles while mimicking the singer's poses.

“They didn't have these Ivy Park x Icy Park looks in my size, so we had to make our own,” the Instagram caption read.

During an interview with Good Morning America, Aunt Zoe revealed that the clothes were all made by Ryleigh’s grandmother, Sheila Hampton.

“We were inspired to do this photoshoot when we saw Beyoncé’s beautiful line,” Zoe says.

“The clothes and her looks were absolutely amazing, but they were not in Ryleigh's size. We thought it would be a really fun idea to try to recreate these looks.

“Ryleigh is always singing along to Beyonce's song Brown Skin Girl, and we knew she would be more than happy to do this shoot.”

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And as for the little cutie’s modelling skills, Zoe, who directed the shoot, says she’s already a pro.

“Ryleigh is an amazing model. She was able to pull off all six of these looks in about two-and-half hours.

“Once we put on a little Prince and Michael Jackson, it was smooth sailing from there. She was really in her zone,” she says.

This is not the first time Ryleigh has recreated an A-lister’s looks. Earlier this year the American girl modelled Michelle Obama’s dazzling 2021 presidential inauguration look, alongside a boy called Zagreb, who recreated former US president Barack Obama’s outfit.

Ryleigh, who has close to 10 000 followers on Instagram, also recreated vice president Kamala Harris' looks as well as legendary singer Prince’s Purple Rain performance outfit.

“You are simply amazing baby girl,” a follower commented on one of Ryleigh’s posts.

“Ryleigh, you are the little ‘it’ girl with the big wow factor!!! Just waiting on what’s next!!” another person commented.

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Ryleigh isn’t the only tot to mimic celeb looks recently. Four-year-old twins Haven and Koti Garza also went viral after recreating some of the 2021 Grammy looks.

The twins, who both love dressing up, handpicked the celeb outfits they wanted to wear, choosing artist Noah Cyrus, Taylor Swift and British singer Harry Styles.

Mom Adrea Garza says she used clothes and accessories from her closet to create the looks.

“They were so into it,” Adrea says. “They loved getting to wear my clothes and my jewellery.”

Watch out, celeb fashionistas! Seems these four-year-olds are giving you a run for your money!

Sources: GMA, Instagram, GEO News, Today

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