The mother of a child supermodel dubbed 'the most beautiful girl in the world' has attacked 'paedophiles' who say she is sexualising her daughter by posting provocative pictures of her.comments under the 9year old's picture are often sexual.
Kristina Pimenova is just nine years old but has become a worldwide sensation after pictures of her triggered a storm of criticism on Facebook and Instagram.
Today her mother Glikeriya Pimenova, who runs the social media accounts and posted the pictures, hit back in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, saying:
'I do not accept those accusations about sexualisation of my child.I am certain in my mind all her photographs are absolutely innocent. I have never asked her to take this or that pose, and in fact I must say she does not especially like it when I am photographing her,
so I do it quickly and when she doesn't notice.' You must think like a paedophile in order to see something sexual in these pictures, so it is time for you to see a doctor. Some years ago I posted a picture of little Kristina on the beach in the Maldives hugging her three soft toys and laughing.
'She was holding all her toys in front of her chest and hugging them, and you know what comments I got to this picture?
''Oh, she is covering her breasts because she thinks she has something to hide!' Can you believe it? I think people who post something like this have serious psychological problems.'
Sipping fruit tea and clearly stung by the accusations, Glikeriya insists '
All her 'poses' are natural. She is just a little girl who is attracting a lot of attention and unfortunately some of this attention is coming from strange people with huge personal problems, keen to throw dirt at anyone.'
Married to Kristina's 34 year old father, retired Russian football star, Ruslan Pimenov, she is anxious to be seen as a responsible mother and to show that her daughter is a perfectly normal girl who happens to be stunningly beautiful with long honey blonde hair, piercing azure eyes and angelic facial features.
And who has a rare talent as an iconic child model.
Her portfolio from a remarkable six year 'career' is simply astonishing, including Vogue and Armani, yet critics see a dark side with one commentator branding a photo of her in shorts as 'creepy' while a male user wrote worryingly: 'I like it'.