A photo of a five-year-old dubbed the ‘most beautiful girl in the world has been cr!tici-zed as tantamount to ‘child ab*se’. Nigerian photographer Mofe Bamuyiwa has faced a bac*lash for treating the youn-gster, known only as Jare, like an adult model.
Jare was photographed posing and staring straight into the camera with her distinctive bright blue eyes, surrounded by a shock of black hair. Jare, who is only five, was also ha!led as the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ and praised for her ‘natural beauty,’ while others heaped praise on her for her looking ‘like an angel’.
One person wrote: ‘Omg, how can anyone be this beautiful? She’s like a doll. Bless her.’ While another said: ‘She’s been dubbed the most beautiful girl in the world! She is absolutely gorgeous.’ But others questioned if Photoshop had been used and whether or not she was wearing a wig.
One person said: ‘This is a very cute picture, but it’s child ab*se. The model is far too young for all this. We should let children be what they are, children.’ Another wrote: ‘Why does she have a wig lace fro-ntal on? What’s up with the blue hu-es on her eyes and the filter?
Darkness always has to be ta-mpered with to be considered beautiful.’ Bamuria shared the portrait, along with two others, on Instagram last Friday with the captions: ‘Oh yes she’s human. She’s also an angel,’ and ‘children are a gift from heaven’.
Bamuyiwa, who is believed to work as a lifestyle and wedding photographer in Lagos, told Yahoo Lifestyle: ‘Jare isn’t a professional model.’ She added: ‘All I want is for everyone to see Jare’s powerful potential. I want the photo to speak to her when she has reached her adulthood.’
Jare has two sisters, Jomi, 7, and Joba, 10, who have also modelled and the three of them have their own Instagram page. Jare is to be following in the footsteps of Anastasia Knyazeva, who was dubbed ‘the most beautiful in the world’ aged just six. While child model Thylane Blondeau headlines in 2007, aged six, when she was the youngest model to star in French Vogue.
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