Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Resurfaces at the Kentucky Derby

Larry buys the tween a "southern belle dress by Lesy boutique"

By Zach Johnson May 05, 2018 6:25 PMTags
Dannielynn Birkhead, Larry Birkhead, 2018 Kentucky DerbyDia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Chruchill Downs

For Dannielynn Birkhead, the Kentucky Derby is the biggest event of the year.

Since 2010, Larry Birkhead and the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter has walked the red carpet at the annual race (airing live on NBC and the NBC Sports app). While the tween is too young to enjoy a mint julep—she's only 11, after all—she still knows how to have a good time. Larry tweeted a picture with his little girl Saturday. "Celebrating the @kentuckyderby with Dannielynn. Thanks @itsnickgraham for my cool suit! Dannielynn's awesome southern belle dress by Lesy boutique," he said. "Rain won't spoil our awesome Derby day! #halfwaycooldad."

Three days ago, he tweeted about the amount of effort it takes to help Dannielynn get ready for the event. "Overwhelmed single dad here trying to pick out nail polish for Dannielynn's @KentuckyDerby and Barnstable-Brown Gala outfit," he joked. "#singledadmultipleproblems."

Look back at Dannielynn's past Kentucky Derby looks:

May 6, 2023

The 16-year-old steps out in style with her dad Larry Birkhead after paying tribute to her late mom with a fashion statement at the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala on May 5.

May 7, 2022

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, then 15, sports a colorful look as she poses with dad Larry Birkhead at the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

May 6, 2022

Larry and Dannielynn appear at the 2022 Barnstable-Brown Gala, a Kentucky Derby pre-party. Dannielynn is wearing the outfit that Janet Jackson wore to the 2003 Barnstable-Brown Gala. Larry said it was purchased in a Julien's Auction, with proceeds benefitting charity.

April 30, 2021

They're back! Dannielynn and dad Larryreturned to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with these corresponding looks a day before the annual event.

April 30, 2021

Masked up!

April 30, 2021

All smiles!

May 4, 2019

Dannielynn and Larry attend the 2019 Kentucky Derby. He tweeted, "Kentucky Derby time once again. Dannielynn looks pretty in pink in her dress by Junona and her Mom's hat from her unforgettable appearance at The Kentucky Derby in 2004 #KentuckyDerby2019."

May 3, 2019

The tween is all smiles in a yellow floral dress as she poses with her dad.

May 5, 2018

Dannielynn and her dad are feeling blue, in a good way!

May 6, 2017

Everything's coming up roses for the twosome!

May 7, 2016

At just 10 years old, Dannielynn is already a red carpet veteran!

May 2, 2015

Think pink! Dannielynn and Larry pick coordinating colors for their festive frocks.

May 3, 2014

Larry leads the way as Dannielynn smiles for the cameras.

May 5, 2012

Flower power! Anna Nicole's mini-me's fascinator is in full bloom.

May 4, 2013

Chim chim cheree! The daddy-daughter duo take inspiration from Mary Poppins.

May 7, 2011

Who needs a fascinator when you're this fabulous?

May 1, 2010

She's her mother's daughter, all right!

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