Soul man Bobby Womack is giving his 17-year-old niece a boost as she kickstarts her modelling career - by inviting her onstage at gigs to introduce him.
Alexis Carter will make her debut when Womack performs at the Sunset Junction festival in Los Angeles on 28 August (11) and the singer/songwriter is convinced she'll knock fans out with her beauty.
He tells WENN, "I hadn't seen her since she was three or four years old and now she's six foot, one (inch) and she is gorgeous. I said, 'You should be a model... I've seen a lot of pretty women in my life but I never saw a natural look as pretty as yours.'"
And her big debut will be a belated birthday gift from her famous uncle - Carter turns 18 on Wednesday (17Aug11).