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The 'world's most beautiful girl' Kristina Pimenova (9) has a 10-year-old 'twin' in Canada

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Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

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Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

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.

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Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

Kristina Pimenova (left) and Elizabeth Hiley (right)

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'.

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Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

Kristina Pimenova

"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."

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