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A glimpse into their lives: Larry Birkhead and his daughter Dannielynn opened about her late mother Anna Nicole in a rare interview with Jesse Palmer of DailyMailTV in their home in Kentucky

Larry Birkhead and his 13-year-old daughter Dannielynn Birkhead live a peaceful country life outside the spotlight of Hollywood.

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The 46-year-old father has retained an inconspicuous name because of his only daughter in the 12 years since her mother Anna Nicole Smith & # 39; s tragic death from an accidental drug overdose in 2007.

In a rare interview with Jesse Palmer of DailyMailTV at their home in Kentucky, the Birkheads spoke exclusively about keeping an eye on the public and how they work to keep Anna Nicole & # 39; s memory alive.

A glimpse into their lives: Larry Birkhead and his daughter Dannielynn opened about her late mother Anna Nicole in a rare interview with Jesse Palmer of DailyMailTV in their home in Kentucky

A glimpse into their lives: Larry Birkhead and his daughter Dannielynn opened about her late mother Anna Nicole in a rare interview with Jesse Palmer of DailyMailTV in their home in Kentucky

The father-daughter duo talked about what it was like for Dannielynn to follow her mother's footsteps in 2012 as a Guess model.

& # 39; We took her to New York to show her the billboard – it's freezing cold & # 39 ;, the proud father told DailyMailTV. & # 39; I said look over there! And she says, "Yes, let's go."

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The agile and beautiful teenager blushed beside her father as she talked about seeing herself bigger than life in Times Square.

& # 39; It was pretty strange to see me all there, such as a huge billboard in New York, & # 39; said Dannielynn with a big smile. & # 39; I don't like people staring at me. & # 39;

Low key: the 46-year-old father has retained an inconspicuous name because of his only daughter in the 12 years since her mother's # tragic death from an accidental drug overdose in 2007

Low key: the 46-year-old father has retained an inconspicuous name because of his only daughter in the 12 years since her mother's # tragic death from an accidental drug overdose in 2007

Low key: the 46-year-old father has retained an inconspicuous name because of his only daughter in the 12 years since her mother's # tragic death from an accidental drug overdose in 2007

As a mother, as a daughter: Larry and his daughter duo talked about what it was like for Dannielynn to follow her mother's footsteps in 2012 as a Guess model - a modeling job that was a one-off deal, according to Larry

As a mother, as a daughter: Larry and his daughter duo talked about what it was like for Dannielynn to follow her mother's footsteps in 2012 as a Guess model - a modeling job that was a one-off deal, according to Larry

As a mother, as a daughter: Larry and his daughter duo talked about what it was like for Dannielynn to follow her mother's footsteps in 2012 as a Guess model – a modeling job that was a one-off deal, according to Larry

& # 39; We took her to New York to show her the billboard - it's freezing cold & # 39 ;, the proud father told DailyMailTV. & # 39; I said look over there! And she says, "Yes, let's go."

& # 39; We took her to New York to show her the billboard - it's freezing cold & # 39 ;, the proud father told DailyMailTV. & # 39; I said look over there! And she says, "Yes, let's go."

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& # 39; We took her to New York to show her the billboard – it's freezing cold & # 39 ;, the proud father told DailyMailTV. & # 39; I said look over there! And she says, "Yes, let's go."

Larry explained that he and Dannielynn made the decision to do the model campaign as a one-time deal to honor Anna Nicole.

& # 39; It was the 25th anniversary of her mother's campaign, & # 39; he said.

Dannielynn added: & # 39; It was actually very cool, because now I am learning how it felt. & # 39;

During her young life, fans have tried to make comparisons between the late blonde bombshell and her mini-me daughter, especially after she had modeled for Guess, but Larry thinks this is primarily a media spin.

& # 39; It was pretty strange to see me all there, such as a huge billboard in New York, & # 39; said Dannielynn with a big smile. & # 39; I don't like people staring at me. & # 39;
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& # 39; It was pretty strange to see me all there, such as a huge billboard in New York, & # 39; said Dannielynn with a big smile. & # 39; I don't like people staring at me. & # 39;

& # 39; It was actually very cool, because now I am learning how it felt. & # 39;

& # 39; It was actually very cool, because now I am learning how it felt. & # 39;

& # 39; It was pretty strange to see me all there, such as a huge billboard in New York, & # 39; said Dannielynn with a big smile. & # 39; I don't like people staring at me. & # 39;

& # 39; It was the 25th anniversary of her mother's campaign, & # 39; Larry said about the decision to have his daughter model

& # 39; It was the 25th anniversary of her mother's campaign, & # 39; Larry said about the decision to have his daughter model

& # 39; It was the 25th anniversary of her mother's campaign, & # 39; Larry said about the decision to have his daughter model

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& # 39; We've had photos where we actually resemble & # 39 ;, said Larry. & # 39; For the most part the media, because they want her to look like her mother, they will say that she is the image.

& # 39; Because it is a bigger story if she looks like Anna Nicole, because then she can follow in her footsteps. Usually it looks like & # 39; Dannielynn, the daughter of Anna Nicole & # 39 ;, he went on.

Laughing and putting his hands over Dannielynn's ears: & # 39; I feel good, we were two then. & # 39;

Media spin: Larry thinks his teen looks a lot like him despite the media that spit her the & # 39; image & # 39; from her deceased model mother

Media spin: Larry thinks his teen looks a lot like him despite the media that spit her the & # 39; image & # 39; from her deceased model mother

& # 39; It's a bigger story if she looks like Anna Nicole, because then she can follow in her footsteps. & # 39; (Anna Nicole Smith shown in 1993)

& # 39; It's a bigger story if she looks like Anna Nicole, because then she can follow in her footsteps. & # 39; (Anna Nicole Smith shown in 1993)

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Media spin: Larry thinks his teen looks a lot like him despite the media that spit her the & # 39; image & # 39; from her deceased model mother

& # 39; We've had photos where we actually resemble & # 39 ;, said Larry.

& # 39; We've had photos where we actually resemble & # 39 ;, said Larry.

& # 39; We've had photos where we actually resemble & # 39 ;, said Larry.

Despite the success of her deceased mother as a model and apparent love for the spotlight, Larry has made a conscious effort to ensure that his daughter gets a life like any other child.

& # 39; People always say: & # 39; Is she going to be an actress? Is she going to be a model? & # 39; And I never push her in a certain direction, & Larry said. & # 39; I actually get calls all the time and say: & # 39; No, she is not interested in things like that. & # 39; & # 39;

Add: & # 39; Now she is just a child. & # 39;

& # 39; People always say: & # 39; Is she going to be an actress? Is she going to be a model? & # 39; And I never push her in a certain direction, & Larry said. & # 39; I actually get calls all the time and say: & # 39; No, she is not interested in things like that. & # 39; & # 39;

& # 39; People always say: & # 39; Is she going to be an actress? Is she going to be a model? & # 39; And I never push her in a certain direction, & Larry said. & # 39; I actually get calls all the time and say: & # 39; No, she is not interested in things like that. & # 39; & # 39;

& # 39; People always say: & # 39; Is she going to be an actress? Is she going to be a model? & # 39; And I never push her in a certain direction, & Larry said. & # 39; I actually get calls all the time and say: & # 39; No, she is not interested in things like that. & # 39; & # 39;

Normalcy: Birkhead has made a conscious decision to keep Dannielynn isolated from Hollywood so she can be a normal child

Normalcy: Birkhead has made a conscious decision to keep Dannielynn isolated from Hollywood so she can be a normal child

Normalcy: Birkhead has made a conscious decision to keep Dannielynn isolated from Hollywood so she can be a normal child

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Dannielynn said she likes to lead her peaceful life in Kentucky. But despite the fact that she had largely remained out of the spotlight, she recently took an acting class and seemed to go into the water like a duck.

& # 39; She surprised me because she attended an acting course last year, & # 39; Larry explained. & # 39; I received an email from a teacher and she said that Dannielynn gave one of the most credible versions of the entire, entire entire school. & # 39;

& # 39; So if she wants to do something like that when she's older … we'll see when we get there. & # 39;

& # 39; She surprised me because she attended an acting course last year, & # 39; Larry explained. & # 39; I received an email from a teacher and she said that Dannielynn gave one of the most credible versions of the entire, entire entire school. & # 39;

& # 39; She surprised me because she attended an acting course last year, & # 39; Larry explained. & # 39; I received an email from a teacher and she said that Dannielynn gave one of the most credible versions of the entire, entire entire school. & # 39;

& # 39; She surprised me because she attended an acting course last year, & # 39; Larry explained. & # 39; I received an email from a teacher and she said that Dannielynn gave one of the most credible versions of the entire, entire entire school. & # 39;

The 13-year-old told DailyMailTV: & # 39; It's really cool to act as a character, not yourself. Portraying a new person is fun. & # 39;
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The 13-year-old told DailyMailTV: & # 39; It's really cool to act as a character, not yourself. Portraying a new person is fun. & # 39;

The 13-year-old told DailyMailTV: & # 39; It's really cool to act as a character, not yourself. Portraying a new person is fun. & # 39;

Chiming in, the teenager added: & # 39; It's really cool to act as a character, not as yourself. Portraying a new person is fun. & # 39;

The public has been fascinated by Dannielynn since her birth – only three days before the death of her brother Daniel.

& # 39; (Dannielynn) really knows very well that her mother was famous and that she knows Daniel, & # 39; Larry revealed. & # 39; I'm trying to record them both, because Daniel is sometimes forgotten. & # 39;

Tragic beginnings: the public has been fascinated by Dannielynn since her birth - just three days before her brother Daniel's death - and five months before her mother died
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Tragic beginnings: the public has been fascinated by Dannielynn since her birth - just three days before her brother Daniel's death - and five months before her mother died

Tragic beginnings: the public has been fascinated by Dannielynn since her birth – just three days before her brother Daniel's death – and five months before her mother died

& # 39; (Dannielynn) really knows very well that her mother was famous and that she knows Daniel, & # 39; Larry revealed. & # 39; I'm trying to record them both, because Daniel is sometimes forgotten. & # 39; (Anna Nicole and Daniel pictured in 1994)

& # 39; (Dannielynn) really knows very well that her mother was famous and that she knows Daniel, & # 39; Larry revealed. & # 39; I'm trying to record them both, because Daniel is sometimes forgotten. & # 39; (Anna Nicole and Daniel pictured in 1994)

& # 39; (Dannielynn) really knows very well that her mother was famous and that she knows Daniel, & # 39; Larry revealed. & # 39; I'm trying to record them both, because Daniel is sometimes forgotten. & # 39; (Anna Nicole and Daniel pictured in 1994)

& # 39; We are trying to talk about him and I have shared a birthday with him, so we have always celebrated it together. & # 39;

Daniel died of an accidental overdose in the hospital room of Anna Nicole in the maternity ward of a hospital in the Bahamas where she had just given birth to Dannielynn. He was then 20.

Five months later Anna Nicole died, also from an accidental overdose, at the age of 39.

& # 39; You know, I'm telling her stories about it and I'm not trying to make it too heavy, because she's just becoming a teenager and I think some of those things will come. & # 39;

& # 39; You know, I'm telling her stories about it and I'm not trying to make it too heavy, because she's just becoming a teenager and I think some of those things will come. & # 39;

& # 39; You know, I'm telling her stories about it and I'm not trying to make it too heavy, because she's just becoming a teenager and I think some of those things will come. & # 39;

& # 39; That's the thing, there are so many bad things people say and you rarely hear the good things they did for charities and different people. Those are the stories that I like to tell, you know? Not the ones you see at the checkout. & # 39;

& # 39; That's the thing, there are so many bad things people say and you rarely hear the good things they did for charities and different people. Those are the stories that I like to tell, you know? Not the ones you see at the checkout. & # 39;

& # 39; That's the thing, there are so many bad things people say and you rarely hear the good things they did for charities and different people. Those are the stories that I like to tell, you know? Not the ones you see at the checkout. & # 39;

& # 39; You know, I'm telling her stories about it and I'm not trying to make it too heavy, because she's just becoming a teenager and I think some of those things will come. & # 39;

Until then, the concerned father said he was trying to isolate his daughter from the negative press and commentary about Anna Nicole.

& # 39; That's the thing, there are so many bad things people say and you rarely hear the good things they did for charities and different people. Those are the stories that I like to tell, you know? Not the ones you see at the checkout. & # 39;

Part two of the exclusive DailyMailTV interview with the Birkheads will be broadcast on Wednesday.

Tune in: Part two of the exclusive DailyMailTV interview with the Birkheads will be broadcast on Wednesday

Tune in: Part two of the exclusive DailyMailTV interview with the Birkheads will be broadcast on Wednesday

Tune in: Part two of the exclusive DailyMailTV interview with the Birkheads will be broadcast on Wednesday

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