Ireland Baldwin is stepping out of the shadows of her famous parents, Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, but it's not like the celebrity pair cast much of a shadow on the 6-foot-2-inch teenager to begin with.
Unfortunately, 17-year-old Ireland is finding it hard to live up to her mother's famous good looks. She landed a modeling contract last month, but apparently there are a shocking number of Internet trolls who think that the blonde beauty doesn't deserve the job because she doesn't look exactly like her mother. Ireland recently responded to all the criticism with a Tumblr post that partially read, "My mom is one of the most beautiful [women] in the world. She is 5'9, I am 6'2. She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and ... more to love tehe. I have a booty, she has a thigh gap. As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular face and striking cheekbones. I am still a teen making my way out of my awkward phase."
She went on to write, "I do not want to be simply know as a model. I am proud to be my parent's daughter, but I don't want to forever be known as 'that rude thoughtless little pig' or 'Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's kid.' I have passions and interests of my own that I want to soon give life to. I want to be known for helping others and being a healthy role model. That is what matters most to me overall. Before sending hateful replies and emails, consider all of this. Talk to me! I am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone."
It's so sad that such a pretty girl who comes off as being so well-adjusted and so well-spoken was being so badly abused by Internet bullies that she felt the need to make such a post. It must really hurt Ireland that people are trying to insult her by comparing her to a woman who she obviously admires -- last year the proud teen gushed about her gorgeous 59-year-old mom on Twitter by calling her "the most naturally beautiful woman there ever was," and the model daughter offered her followers this bit of advice: "Ladies, if you want to avoid Botox and any other skin treatments, listen to my mom! She hasn't had one treatment done because she's stay[ed] completely out of the sun all these years! Mom, you still look like your 17 and it's kind of embarrassing standing next to you." Sounds like someone deserves the daughter-of-the-year award.
Ireland Baldwin isn't the only model daughter of a celebrity who has recently made headlines. Here's a look at a few other gorgeous gals who are getting attention thanks in part to the good genes of their famous mothers:
Earlier this month, this 15-year-old made headlines by attending the premiere of "Scary Movie V" with her lookalike mother Heather Locklear. However, Ava's father is actually responsible for jump-starting her modeling career -- Ava first rocked the runway by rocking Richie Sambora's clothing line at L.A. Fashion Week at the tender age of 12.
Kendall's reality show star mother became the most successful "momager" in the world by making daughters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian household names, and this brunette beauty is her next big client. The 17-year-old model and her 14-year-old sister Kylie have been raising eyebrows by spending their family vacation in Greece in super-skimpy bikini bottoms that most moms wouldn't approve of, but maybe Kendall is just practicing for her dream job -- the teen wants to be a Victoria's Secret angel someday.
This 11-year-old recently amazed everyone when she stepped out with supermodel mom Cindy Crawford -- cute-as-a-button Kaia looks like her mother's mini-me! At age 10, Kaia modeled for the Versace children's campaign, but Cindy decided to pull the plug on her daughter's modeling career for now because Kaia is still so young. According to Cindy, this is what the little girl said about her future as a model: "I might model first because you don't have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse." That was a major model burn!
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