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Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is the spitting image of her model mama.

The 8-year-old beauty stepped out at 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday with her father Larry Birkhead.

She looked beautiful in a pale pink floral dress, which she paired with a matching flower headpiece, a bedazzled silver purse and a sweet smile. Her proud papa looked dapper in a pink jacket and white pants.

We've all watched Danny grow up in the public eye, but besides an appearance at "The Smurfs 2" premiere in 2013 and a rare appearance on "Today" later that year, the Derby is the one event where we get to see her on a regular basis.

Larry has attended with his daughter every year since 2011 -- and once even dressed up as Mary Poppins and Bert for the event. See that photo in the gallery above!

Birkhead, who raises his daughter in Kentucky, likes for her to lead a normal life. 

"It's kind of a paparazzi-free zone," he said of his low-key lifestyle. "It's a little more laid back, so that's been a positive."

"I spend a lot of time with her everyday being both parents, I just try to give her a good foundation and be there for her at all times," Larry added.

Is there anything more adorable than a doting dad?!

Check out the gallery above to see more pics of Dannielynn and Larry, and see all the celebs who hit the red carpet!

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