An unknown five-year-old from Nigeria is being hailed as the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ after a “doll-like” photograph was shared on Instagram.
Social media have heaped praise on the five-year-old girl – calling her “stunning” and a “living doll” after a professional photographer shared her portrait.
Last Friday, photographer Mofe Bamuyiwa posted three photos of the young girl named Jare, saying: “Oh yes she’s human! She’s also an angel!” and “children are a gift from heaven”.
The little girl shows no hint of shyness in the distinctive portraits where she looks straight into the camera and shows off her skillful poses.
Oh yes she’s human ! She’s also an angel ! “J A R E “ I want to portray the interception between her childhood and adulthood so both stay timeless ! I could have made her smile and make her laugh out loud but I put her in their natural moments for us to see through their eyes ! Posing them as adults ! Was my trick to create it a timeless portrait ! J A R E , when you clock 21 remember to do same pose and style TEAM Muse : @the_j3_sisters Make up by Dammy of @iposhlooks Creative style direction @mofebamuyiwa Hair by @totalshopwigs Hair styled by @hairkarved Styled by @styledbyseun Assisted by @adebimpe_aj @ernest_chuxx @official_bigjosh #bmbstudio #bmbphotography #mofebamuyiwa #kids #kidsphotography #artsy #love #light #childphotographer #familyphotography
Fans gushed over the images on Instagram commenting “simply gorgeous”, “soo beautiful” and “absolutely stunning”.
Mofe reportedly works as a lifestyle and wedding photographer in Lagos, Nigeria.
Despite Jare’s obvious confidence Mofe told Yahoo Lifestyle: “Jare isn’t a professional model”.
J A R E @the_j3_sisters CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM HEAVEN. I’m pretty excited and elated about my new style of child portraiture . Before I thought of Photographing the @the_j3_sisters , I have had frivolous ideas of how I can make artsy portraits of kids And do away from the norm . The opportunity came and I had to take a bold step to express my ideas of how I want to take portraits of kids. I want to portray the interception between her childhood and adulthood so both stay timeless ! We continue to the next post TEAM Make up by Dammy of @iposhlooks Creative style direction @mofebamuyiwa Hair by @totalshopwigs Hair styled by @hairkarved Styled by @styledbyseun Assisted by @adebimpe_aj @ernest_chuxx @official_bigjosh #bmbstudio #bmbphotography #mofebamuyiwa #kids #kidsphotography #artsy #love #light #childphotographer #familyphotography
She has two sisters – Jomi, 7, and Joba, 10 – who also model and have their own instagram page.
Although not everyone was a fan. Some people couldn’t believe the images were real and asked if photoshop was used or the girl was given a wig.
Jare isn’t the first girl to take Instagram by storm at such a young age. French supermodel and actress Thylane Blondeau, 17, first made a name for herself at just four years old modelling for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Two years later, aged six, she graced the page of fashion-bible vogue and her blond her and blue eyes made her a global superstar.
The photo earned her the original title of the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ and she is now a regular on runways across the world.
Meanwhile, six-year-old Anna Knyazeva, from Russia, has attracted over 1.2 million fans on Instagram thanks to her model-looks.
Her delicate doll-like features, large blue eyes and confidence in front of the camera have made her a successful child model with several Russian brand campaigns already under her belt.