Zahara Jolie-Pitt wants to be a model, and Brad Pitt is dead-set against it

Zahara Jolie-Pitt is a girly-girl. She likes fashion. She likes doing different things to her hair. She likes jewelry. She loves purses. All of it is pretty cute, honestly. Add to all of that the simple fact that Z is already a really beautiful little girl… and many of us are pretty convinced that Z will rule the world someday soon. But until that day, her parents are still going to fight over what’s best for her. Angelina is pro-style, as in, she’s allegedly encouraging Zahara to have fun with her “look” and Angelina likes that she has one kid who is interested in how she gets ready for a red carpet. Brad, on the other hand, is worried that his little girl is growing up too fast.

Brad Pitt is seeing red over his daughter Zahara’s blue hair – and he’s battling Angelina Jolie over their little girl’s sudden desire to become a supermodel!

Zahara got the idea to get bright-blue braided hair extensions after seeing singers Katy Perry and Selena Gomez sporting blue locks in fashion magazines. And that’s just fine with Angelina, who’s thrilled the once-shy little beauty is being more assertive. But dad Brad is dead set against it because he thinks the adopted tyke is too young to be thinking about a modeling career, say insiders.

“Zahara has finally come out from hiding behind Angie’s apron strings and decided she wants to be a cover girl,” a source confirmed. “She loves practicing her runway walk and putting together colorful outfits – and she’s perfected a pout just like Naomi Campbell’s!”

According to the source, Zahara’s fashion sense has been on display on family outings over the past several months. Along with her blue hair extensions, she’s been photographed in stylish dresses, designer knee-high boots and Hello Kitty stick-on nails.

While the other kids couldn’t care less about Angelina’s designer styles, Zahara loves to watch Angie get ready for parties and awards shows.

“Zahara is becoming a mini-fashion diva and Angie couldn’t be prouder,” said the source. “And while Brad isn’t on board with the whole model idea, they do agree on one thing – Zahara has definitely come out of her shell.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Was I interested in fashion magazines and plotting out a model career at the age of 7? Not really. But I did have an interest in some fashion-y, girly things, and I think many girls really start developing those interests around this age. I’m taking the whole “Zahara wants to be a supermodel!” thing as just part of what kids are like, though – isn’t it on course with “I want to be a pony!” and “I want to be a space cowboy!”? Other than that, I just have to debate the whole “Zahara has definitely come out of her shell” thing. She’s never had a shell! She’s always been this awesome.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Hipocricy says:

    It’s tabloid fabrication so it’s probably not true.

    In any case, if true, Brad acts like most fathers : overprotectively loving over their little girl growing up too fast… We will remain little girls for our fathers even at 50 years old. No big deal !

    Quite cute actually.

  2. mln76 says:

    The story is probably a sign of how desperate the tabs are since there haven’t been any JP sightings in a bit.
    We all know the Empress sends down edicts and isn’t limited by their paltry demands :)

    • lili says:

      Totally agree. They’ve been low key so they have to invent things. Ridiculous…

    • lower-case deb says:

      they were at LACMA yesterday, with Paxy!

    • Rhea says:

      I am amazed at the media inconsistency with their BS stories. They would say that Jolie is the evil selfish mom but next time they would say that Jolie is a loving kind of mom who always want their kid to be happy and independent :D

  3. Bite me says:

    My favorite all time picture of Jolie and zahara is when they hand matching Valentino handbags.

    • gg says:

      I think she should do it – when she grows up she will be quite elegant. She could give Iman a run for her money.

  4. really says:

    That’s kind of sad, if it’s true. This girl is being brought up with all the advantages life has to offer – and this will continue to be true. Sure, she’s pretty, but I hope that as she grows she doesn’t’ define herself by her looks, or think that being on a fashion magazine cover would be a serious accomplishment. Aim higher, Z!

    • flourpot says:

      She’s 7. Getting her crayon’d picture on the top part of the fridge is a life accomplished in a house of so many other kids.

      Silly story, yet fun to read.

  5. Booka says:

    This is such a ridiculous story. I had to laugh at this nonsense wondering if there was actually anyone who would believe this BS.

    • really says:

      Please take note that I don’t think it’s true. I was just writing a “what if?” reply :)

  6. lisa says:

    It is always that Brad and Angie are not on the same page.. according to the rags.

    Brad said that the kids couldn’t get into acting until they were 18..then they could do whatever they want. Angie was a model at about 16 or so.

    First the story is Total BS and I doubt Brad or Angie will have their kids doing anything in any field until they were much older. HECK they haven’t even had their kids walking a RC with them. And we see many many many other celebs with there kids being photographed at all kinds of event.

    Zee is adorable. I’m sure the future is full of possibilities.. I hope for more than modeling..

    • jinni says:

      Actually, Maddox did walk the red carpet with Brad and Angie. Plus Shiloh was in Benjamin Buttons when she was a baby.

      • lisa says:

        Not true.. Mad may have done something with Angie but the kids have never walked a red carpet where they were photographed. Shiloh was in Ben Button for a brief moment. You couldn’t even tell it was her. The kids went to KFP premier in LA but didn’t not walk the RC. Brad took Madd and Pax to Megamind, but again they were not on the RC taking pictures.

        I have never seen a picture of the kids on RC event. Again maybe Madd when Angie was alone, but not since she and Brad got together..

        I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

      • tonina says:

        @lisa, i seem to remember maddox with brad and angelina at the Invictus premiere.
        I’m not sure whether it was a red carpet event though.
        They were photographed out on the big photowall/signthingie.

      • jinni says:

        @lisa: Here’s a picture of them with Clint Eastwood at the Invictus premiere:

        Just because the part was small doesn’t change the fact that they have indeed had their kid, Shiloh, in a movie which is what you were claiming they would never do. I was just showing you that they have, no need to get defensive.

      • waq says:

        They took Maddox to the Invictus premiere but none of them walked the red carpet. The pictures you saw of them posing together was from inside the theatre. They posed for one photographer from getty images instead of standing in front of a hoard of paparazzi.

      • lisa says:


        I never claimed they would never do anything. I pointed out that Shiloh was in the film. But putting a baby in a film when they don’t know what a movie is to me is not the same as a child telling a parent they want to be in films or whatever.

        It is not a big deal. My point was they have not had RC appearances with their children.

        and my comment was not “defensive” just stating my observation.

  7. foozy says:

    how cute the kids look!

    • momoftwo says:

      I know – so cute!! And the last pic of Zahara holding Viv’s hand is so sweet – big sister.

      When I was little I wanted a red Mercedes convertible and to be married to Greg Brady, then it became Tom Cruise, then George Michael. Just cuz a little girl has a little fantasy as a child does not mean it will dictate her life (BTW I have an engineering degree and am now a stay at home mom, not married to a talented gay, ex-boy bander)

      • anti-icon says:

        Funny. I too wanted a red Mercedes. My future husbands would be Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy (aging myself). I did eventually get a red convertible (VW, not Mercedes) and I married….a toad. LOL Divorce is grand….sometimes..

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Weren’t those Bros twins the dreamiest?

        Okay, I couldn’t even type that without giggling. Oh, but hon–George Michael, Tom Cruise? Did you date Paul Lynde just to get closer to Rock Hudson and Clift Montgomery? I’m not making fun, I’m just kidding around.

        I always think celebrity crushes are interesting because I’ve I think I’m missing the gene. People think it’s so strange, but I think one of my sisters still thinks she’s going to marry Dave Gahan, so I’m not the only lunatic on the block. Gahan is pretty killer at finding awesome suits. I’m not sure if Martin Gore is currently married, but if she can insinuate herself into his life as his Glitter And Sequins Coordinator, she could lock that down.

  8. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    I call BS on this story, but if Z really does want to be a model than more power to her. :D

  9. k says:

    Empress Z does what Empress Z wants. Highly doubt her father ever says no to her.

  10. ahoyhoy says:

    Hey, everybody….she’s 7! We wanted to be a lot of things when we were little. I wanted to be a ballerina or Wonder Woman at her age, so it’s all cool.

    BUT this article has to be fabricated. Does anyone here really believe that Brad or Angie EVER discourage those children from being themselves, developing talents or interests…. & they are the LEAST hung up about their kids’ HAIR. Like brad is really in a tizzy that his 7-year old daughter wanted blue extensions for a month. Ridiculous.

  11. normades says:

    It’s all in the media’s further effort to type-cast these children. Mad is the smart one, Pax the wild one, Z the girly-girl, Shiloh the tomboy. Wonder what the twins will be.

  12. imabrat says:

    Best to focus on an education for that one.

    • Trek Girl says:

      What do you mean by “…for that one”?

      Brad and Angelina are focusing on the education of all of their children, school-wise and life experience-wise.

  13. The Other Katherine says:

    I doubt very much that Z will grow up to be a model, because she’ll have every opportunity to be successful doing things that are far more interesting.

    She is probably my favorite celeb kid. I love anyone who can give good side-eye while still in elementary school.

  14. Julie says:

    i wanted to be a princess. i dropped that idea.

  15. Anon says:

    what idiot at what idiotic tabloid came up with this? makes me feel stupid for giving it time.

  16. Bird says:

    LMFAO at the idea of Zahara ‘hiding behind Angie’s apron strings’. I doubt she even sees her enough for them to have a bond. What a bunch of crap – I’m supposed to believe Angie is domestic in any way?

    • flourpot says:

      Meow! They may not have the average household but I have no doubt those kids are loved well. People like you baffle me. Can you ever say anything positive even about someone you may not like?

  17. kristipistol says:

    Wow, look at how tall Shiloh is.

  18. debbie says:

    i wanted to be a majorette in parades.

  19. Maya says:

    I find it really strange that Z is shorter than Shilo, who is half her age.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Why? They share no blood relation. My son hit 5’8″ by age 11. He’s always been a foot taller than any kid in his class or basketball team!
      Shiloh is just going to be tall.

      • Maya says:

        I’m not referring to genes. D’oh.
        Just going by their age and development. I would have expected Z who is 7 to be taller than Shiloh who is a year and a half younger. [my bad, I thought Shiloh was way younger]

    • mln76 says:

      Also Z was a sickly baby who almost died before she was adopted.

  20. lola8 says:

    I want to go to Paris and take cooking classes.

  21. P.J. says:

    Unfortunately Zahara is petite, so a modeling career is probably not in the cards — unless she specializes in makeup and hair modeling, which she could do since she has such a beautiful face.

    Maybe Z’s size is a result of being malnourished as a newborn and infant.

    • Madchen says:

      She is gorgeous and so very stylish. She might be able to model. She’s a Jolie-Pitt.

    • jinni says:

      She’s the daughter of two famous celebrities she won’t have to be tall or even attractive to be model, her last name will open up all the doors she needs in that industry. Just look at all of those useless, plain looking daughters of celebs that are considered models nowadays, like: Peaches Geldof (sp?), Rumer Willis, Kelly Osbourne, and the never ending stream of rock star progeny that get modelling jobs. If she really wants to be a model when she grows up with her lastname she’ll get to do just that.

      • P.J. says:

        True. Z and all of her siblings are actually models already, in a way, since their clothing and hairstyles are a subject of media scrutiny.

  22. lucy2 says:

    “hiding behind Angie’s apron strings” What? Who wrote that, someone from 1952?

    Like all stories about celebrity kids, I doubt this is true and wish the tabloids would leave them alone.

  23. BC says:

    I doubt she will ever be a model because she is freaking ugly. What is up with that head?

    • Lady D says:

      Ya big bully.

    • Schnauzers!!! says:

      Wow that’s majorly hateful but more so when said about a 7 year old child!

    • lower-case deb says:

      the Other AJ will soon be on your case.
      I hope you have your soup stock ready, because the alphabets will be arriving very shortly.

    • Alexis says:

      This vitrol is exactly what these kinds of stories can provoke and why they worry me.

      I find the stories about individual J-P kids to be on the creepy side. First of all, they’re kids who didn’t seek out the public eye. Second, it encourages bullying because they are encouraging us to have opinions about them. Given how much they’re pap’d a lot of us celeb news people will have opinions about them, but the tabz don’t have to encourage it so much with stories about individual kids….

    • lisa says:

      Such the beauty you must be. Please post a picture..

  24. Suzy says:

    I love Z-she is seriously awesome! (and their bulldog is super cool!)

  25. Reece says:

    Slow news week in the tabs?

  26. Lady D says:

    I wanted to go to Africa and run a wild game preserve at 7.

  27. Eleonor says:

    Karl Lagerfeld, I know Kaiser Karl would love to dress the Empress.

  28. spinner says:

    The tabloids need to leave these children alone. Geez!

  29. ladybert62 says:

    Sure – she wants to be a model. Because at that age she knows all about life and has carefully considered her options and has decided on fashion.

    Sure – and I wanted to be a jockey.

    Funny how things turn out different than what we suposedly thought at the advanced age of 7!

  30. Maritza says:

    Zahara will be the next Tyra Banks, just you wait and see.

  31. Janet says:

    I’m sure this story is total bullsh-t, but I’m laughing at imagining Brad in outraged father mode (“No daughter of mine, etc, etc”). If he’s not there yet, he will be in another seven or eight years.

    • Mairead says:


      I can just imagine:
      “Listen here young lady – Future Empress of the Known Universe or no Future Empress of the Known Universe, when you’re under MY roof you’ll live by MY rules!”


  32. Bite me says:

    News alert Jolie and Pitt are engage according to the Hollywood Reporter :)

    • Janet says:

      If this is true, thanks for the heads-up and I’m headed for the nearest fall-out shelter before heads start exploding all over the place.

      • lisa says:

        I HOPE IT IS

        I’m a loonie of the highest order and hope they get married.. NO they don’t need to but I’m too romantic..

        My favorite couple.. Clapping. I just saw a statement from the designer.. so I think it is

      • Janet says:

        @lisa: I’m very skeptical about second-hand reports but I can’t see why the designer would lie about it, because if he did, they would never do business with him again. If this actually is true, then I am delighted and happy for both of them.

  33. PG says:

    I always feel bad for Shiloh. Poor thing.

  34. e.non says:

    puh-leeze… this child isn’t gonna waste her time on the runway; not when she’s got to plan for her eventual world domination.

  35. Janet says:

    Looks like it may be on for real. According to Reuters, Pitt’s spokeswoman confirmed it:

  36. Mamahawk says:

    I love Z!!

  37. pwal says:

    Angelina ‘pro-style’? Given that more than a few has accused her of being a fugitive librarian based on her walking around clothes, I just can’t see Angelina schooling Zee about fashion. Jewelry… absolutely.

    And no… I wouldn’t blame Brad for pumping the breaks on a modeling career. Hell, for all we know, those strippers he used to drive around probably answered an ad for ‘modeling’.

  38. Ravensdaughter says:

    Kaiser-you predicted this! You always said Princess Z had a certain style…

  39. Cinderella says:

    Zahara is a natural. I’ve said it before..she could be a big-time model. And with her resources she could do that AND many other things. She would be a huge draw and she can certainly turn it into an empire. She’s a little young now but just you wait, Daddy Brad.

  40. margo says:

    Shiloh should be the one modeling.

  41. Princess Lizabeth says:

    The Empress is great.

  42. karisma says:

    I’m just glad SOMEONE is taking care of that girl’s hair. For so long, it was such a mess.