Would You Let Your Daughter Model at 14 Years Old?

I think it’s safe to say that all parents want to see their children succeed in life, and the more support and guidance parents can provide the better. This also goes for the latest wave of showbiz parents who are starting to position their children to succeed in front of the cameras. Now clearly this is a contentious topic - all the more so because we’ve had a front row seat watching the Kardashian clan roll out their children like perfectly timed brand extensions - it all started with Kim who is now 35, a mother, and expecting her second child with rapper Kanye West. Each of her sisters and step sisters has been allotted their own lifestyle niche - Khloe is the fitness maven, Kourtney is the doting mother, Kendal is the fashion model strutting across the runways of Europe, Kylie has her makeup tutorials and the tween market locked up. The whole empire has been brilliantly staged and managed by their momager mother Kris, who oversees the family business. How much of this vast media empire is based around anything of value is debatable, and a fair share of criticism has been levelled against the Kardashians for exploiting their kids for the all mighty dollar. kylie On the flip side of this extreme is Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber. Kaia has inherited all of her mothers show stopping looks, but has managed to maintain a “normal” albeit privileged childhood. Kaia has started making her first forays into the modelling and entertainment world - making appearances at various events, but always in age-appropriate outfits and with an unmistakable air of her Mother's apple-pie, all-American sweetness. kendallTwo different brand extensions that involve celebrity offspring, with two completely different value sets and vastly different optics. I have never had the impression that Kaia is being exploited in anyway to further the showbiz goals of her parents. kaia No matter what the intentions are however, on some level as a showbiz parent you have to be comfortable with your children facing the cameras on the public stage. Global media attention - both positive and negative, has an impact - and we’ve all witnessed celebrity adults struggle to deal with the strain. Children of celebrities have to be protected and sheltered by their parents, perhaps more so than regular kids - but ultimately it comes down to the parents being comfortable with their children pursuing a life of glitz and glamour - which leads us to the question - would you allow or support your child in their pursuit of a career in the entertainment world? Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114150" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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