OMG...she's almost grown up Boris Beckerís lovechild makes her modelling debut: Red-headed Anna, 14, shines on the catwalk at Berlin Fashion Week
Her superstar father - and the circumstance of her birth - made her famous before she could even walk. But last night 14-year-old Anna Ermakova stepped out of Boris Becker's shadow and on to the catwalk as she appeared at Berlin Fashion Week.
The tennis star's lovechild was conceived during a scandalous, short-lived and much disputed encounter at the London outpost of celebrity haunt Nobu in 1999. Her mother Angela Ermakova initially claimed the liaison took place in a store cupboard but Becker later confessed they had made love on a staircase between two bathrooms.
Boris acknowledged Anna was his child in February 2001 and obtained joint custody of his daughter in November 2007. Though she has inherited her father's ginger hair and his distinctive features, it seems she has followed in her mother's footsteps when it comes to her career.
Anna wore a pewter mini dress for her runway debut, walking for German designer Riani accompanied by a giant white poodle. Exuding easy confidence, it seemed hard to believe that it was the teenager's modelling debut. She was recently signed to Mega Modelling Agency and as her profile states, her height - she is 5ft 10 - and striking features have got her noticed among talent hawks despite her youth. Now she says she has a 'mind of my own' and is only allowed to pursue her dream of a modelling career 'because I am doing so well at school.' After being allowed to open and close the show for Riani she told German newspaper Bild: 'This is an absolute dream which has come true for me. All my girlfriends dream about such a chance. Everything went incredibly quickly for me.' Of course, she said she knows that it is a fact that her name opens doors, adding; 'Yes, but I cannot make myself unknown.'