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Noel Gallagher's 11-Year-Old Daughter Launches Modeling Career

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Noel Gallagher, daughter Anais Gallagher and Sara MacDonald attend the European Premiere of 'Arthur' in London, England.
Noel Gallagher, daughter Anais Gallagher and Sara MacDonald attend the European Premiere of 'Arthur' in London, England.
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As Elle and Dakota Fanning's enormous popularity with the fashion crowd suggests, the contemporary modeling scene is a breakneck race where the youngest, hungriest contender gets the most attention. Enter Anais Gallagher, the 11-year-old daughter of British rock icon Noel Gallagher. Too young for the runway (where the age cutoff is usually 16, though this rule is frequently abused), Gallagher has nonetheless landed a deal with Select, one of the industry's leading agencies. Technically, she can appear as an editorial model at any time – and has already been photographed by Mario Testino, who frequently shoots major Vogue stories. Meg Matthews, Anais' mother, proudly posted that photo to her Twitter account yesterday.

With a writeup in the Telegraph in Anais' arsenal already, the British press seems keen to turn her into a sensation, especially given her rock star lineage. A few outlets are already breathlessly lining Gallagher up to be the "the new Kate Moss." However, the subject of underage models is a fragile one: this summer, the hype surrounding 10-year-old model Thylane Loubry Blondeau led to a Vogue Paris shoot featuring the girl in stilettos and makeup, causing major controversy.

So far, Gallagher's biggest modeling gig keeps in line with her musical roots. She stars in a Paul Smith Junior video campaign, seen below:

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