9 One-Time Child Beauty Icons: What Do They Look Like Now?

Inspiration | Dec. 13, 2017

We’re so used to seeing pretty kids’ faces in TV adverts, on product packaging, or on the covers of magazines. At times, it’s difficult to believe that many of those people have already changed beyond recognition.

Bright Side invites you to take a look at what some of those famous kids look like today!

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova is one of the most popular child models in Russia. The girl is 11 now, and she started her career when she was four. Kristina collaborates with top fashion houses, including Prada, Silvian Heach, and Burberry. She has already starred in over 20 commercials.

In 2014, Kristina was recognized as the most beautiful girl in the world. This year, she starred in the movie The Russian Bride.

Spencer Elden

After watching a documentary about childbirth, Kurt Cobain came up with the idea of making a series of photos of a baby swimming in a pool. For this role, he chose 4-month-old Spencer Elden. The boy’s parents were paid $200 for the photo shoot.

Today, the star of Nirvana’s famous Nevermind album cover is 26. Over the years, he has repeated the underwater photo shoot several times. The latest one happened in 2016, but this time Spencer was wearing swimming shorts.

Ann Turner

For many years, the identity of the cute, chubby-cheeked kid featured on the Gerber baby food jar labels remained a mystery. Only in 1978 did it become known that the face gracing the famous company logo belongs to Ann Turner Cook.

Cook’s father was a cartoonist. His friend, an artist called Dorothy Hope, made a portrait of Ann when she was only 4 months old and later sold it to Gerber.

In adulthood, Ann worked as an English teacher and in retirement wrote several detective novels. Today, the girl from the Gerber logo is 90 years old.

Mackenzie Foy

Mackenzie Foy was born in 2000 in Los Angeles. At three, she was already strutting the catwalk, and at nine she made her first movie appearance.

Many know her as Renesmee Cullen, daughter of Edward and Bella in the Twilight saga and as the main character’s daughter in the movie Interstellar.

Josh Bateson

The boy whose face once beamed from Kinder chocolate wrappers is all grown up now. Josh Bateson is 21 already. He is studying Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University while continuing to work as a model. He has 62,000 followers on Instagram.

Laneya Grace

The green-eyed American beauty Laneya Grace began her modeling career when she was three. Today, the girl is 13 years old. She starred in the “Wake Me Up“ music video for the band Avicii and has recently signed a contract with Disney. Grace is currently featured on the packaging for the ”Maleficent Horns" toy headbands.

Jade Weber

Young model Jade Weber was born in Hong Kong in 2005 and now lives in Los Angeles. She has already worked with famous brands like H&M, Forever 21, Someday by Petite Adele, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Jade has participated in the filming of several music videos. She is currently 12 years old.

Anastasia Bezrukova

Anastasia Bezrukova was born in Moscow in 2004. By the age of 10, she had already become the most sought-after child model in Europe. Anastasia collaborated with Benetton, Pinko, Moschino, and Incanto and appeared on the cover of Vogue Bambini. Today the girl is 13 years old.

Sharbat Gula

The photo of 12-year-old Sharbat Gula was taken by the journalist Steve McCurry during the Afghan War at a refugee camp in Pakistan. The "Afghan Mona Lisa" became famous when the picture appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.

Steve later searched for the girl but only managed to find her again 17 years later. As a result, a new photo of Sharbat appeared in National Geographic, together with her life story.

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