The age of adulthood has moved ever younger and younger, but there’s one child who seems to have pushed the bar even further. Dubbed by some as the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ Kristina Pimenova is a nine year old supermodel. Born in 2005, she’s already shot for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Armani, promoting their kids ranges.
Imagine the crazy pressure that’s doing to your mind when editors of magazines, fashion houses, celebrities and other career supermodels are all in awe of your beauty. At only nice years old you’re in Primary School, imagine your best friend in Primary School was a supermodel, it doesn’t take much to imagine how messed up they’d be out of it. It’s not implausible to imagine Kristina as a troubled teen with an eating disorder.
As you can imagine Kristina has a huge Social Media presence. with 700K Instagram followers and 3m Facebook fans. Some of the images are slightly provocative with Kristina in outfits showing off her legs and exposing her figure. It’s nothing explicit but that’s not the issue here – it’s adult behaviour. Let’s imagine Kristina was twice her age, at twenty years old this would be perfectly acceptable but it’s just straight up creepy that she’s only nine.
Rolling through her Facebook and Instagram feeds it’s pure Marmite – polarised opinion. Some people love it, defending her and her mother’s wishes and others are in stark objection to her lifestyle. What worries me is all those who are silent, the creepster guys who have no business following a nine year girl on the Internet. If we want older men to stop their perverted behaviour to children, we need to draw a line in the sand somewhere.