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#TBT: Beautiful Baby Ireland Baldwin Gears Up for 18th Birthday

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Ireland Baldwin hugs mom Kim Basinger as a baby and hits the Emmys red carpet as a teen. (Instagram/Getty Images) …

Then: Baby Ireland Baldwin, born in 1995 as the only daughter of gorgeous leading lady and former model Kim Basinger and dashing actor Alec Baldwin, was quite possibly the most adorable baby ever. (No offense to every other mother in the world who believes their kid is the cutest.)

Now: Though Ireland will only be turning 18 on October 23, the aspiring model has already landed her first magazine cover — for Beach mag in July — and has since appeared in other glossies. Whether she's striking a pose on a page or on the red carpet (she went as her dad's date to the Emmys in September), Baldwin is quite the beauty.

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As is the case with so many girls, though, she never realized it. Modeling was something her mom suggested. "She thought it would be good for my confidence, because I never thought of myself as a pretty girl," Ireland explained to Elle in August.

Now that she's more confident, expect to see more of Ireland soon. She told DuJour magazine last month that she would eventually like to act, write, and direct.

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