The 'world's most beautiful girl' Kristina Pimenova (9) has a 10-year-old 'twin' in Canada
Kristina Pimenova, who was dubbed the most beautiful girl in the world, has a doppelganger in Canada.
The nine-year-old Russian model stirred controversy last year when she was hailed as a supermodel in her native country, despite her young age.
Pimenova, who has modelling since the age of three, has featured in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, and her Facebook fan page has more than two million likes.
And now, a 10-year-old Canadian model Elizabeth Hiley is hot on her heels.
The Montreal native said she came across a photo of Kristina and thought it was a photo of herself as the similarity was so strong.
"I thought it was me and I was like, ‘I don’t remember that photo," she told Global News Canada.
"My mum was like, ‘That’s not you, that’s Kristina'.
"I was like ‘Who’s Kristina?'”
Her mother, Anne-Marie Ashcroft said she was happy for her daughter to follow in Kristina's modelling footsteps, saying: "Who am I to stand between Elizabeth, my daughter, and her dreams of modelling?" she said.
"When somebody out there who looks so much like her is doing it."