Jare Ijalana’s stunning photographs have taken the internet by storm, earning her the title of the “most beautiful girl in the world”. The five-year-old from Nigeria has captured the hearts of millions of people across the world with her striking features, piercing eyes, flawless complexion and beautiful hair. Her portraits, captured by Lagos-based photographer Mofe Bamuyiwa, have gone viral on social media, garnering widespread attention and praise.
Many social media users have described Jare as a “true work of art” and “absolutely stunning”, with some even comparing her to a doll. The photographs have earned nearly 50,000 likes and thousands of comments on Instagram, with people from all over the world admiring Jare’s beauty and poise.
Jare’s rise to fame has been celebrated as a milestone for representation and diversity in the fashion and beauty industry, as she challenges conventional beauty standards and showcases the unique beauty of African features. Her portraits have inspired many people to embrace their natural beauty and appreciate the diversity of beauty in the world.
“I want to portray the interception between her childhood and adulthood so both stay timeless!” Bamuyiwa captioned another shot of Jare. “I could have made her smile and make her laugh out loud but I put her in their natural moments for us to see through their eyes!”
Bamuyiwa added, “Posing them as adults was my trick to create it a timeless portrait! Jare, when you clock 21 remember to do same pose and style.”
And Jare isn’t the only one in her family to be an up-and-coming model. Her sisters Jomi, 7, and Joba, 10, have also posed for Bamuyiwa’s camera and the siblings are also featured on their family’s social media pages.
“All I want is for everyone to see Jare’s powerful potential,” Bamuyiwa told Yahoo Lifestyle on Tuesday. “I want the photo to speak to her when she has reached her adulthood.”
Since then, many other children have been dubbed the “most beautiful” around the world, sparking debates about the potentially harmful effects of such labels on children.
Some argue that such titles can lead to undue pressure and unrealistic expectations, while others argue that they are harmless compliments that can boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem.
Regardless of the debate, it’s clear that Jare’s beauty has captured the attention and admiration of many people around the world, with some hoping that her fame will bring more positive representation of African beauty in mainstream media.