Ava Sambora black strapless minidress runway fashion show

Ava Sambora makes her runway debut at age 12. Photo: Gilbert Flores, CelebrityPhoto.com

Just last year the pictures we saw of Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora's 12-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth, were the variety you would expect to see of a suburban tween girl: dad sweetly carrying his daughter to mom's car after a soccer game.

But the audience at LA Fashion Weekend got a completely different look at the Hollywood daughter as she strutted her stuff in the White Trash Beautiful fashion show wearing a black strapless thigh-baring minidress and platform heels.

The reason for the young beauty's runway debut at such as tender age? Well, the fashion brand is a collaboration between her dad and musician/designer Nikki Lund.

While Ava's actress mom sat in the front row taking pictures and cheering her daughter on, Locklear told People that as proud as she was, "the minute she's done I'm going to grab her and wipe off her makeup and get her into her pjs."

Good idea. Perhaps the closest still-young Ava belongs to a brand that markets itself to a woman's sexy, bad girl side is watching a tape of the runway show in her jammies.

Ava's smoky eyes and hiked-up skirt didn't exactly read as a promotion for Take Our Daughters to Work Day -- more like nepotism run amok.

The celeb daughter was reportedly confident and poised as she aptly hit the catwalk to Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer," walking in four different looks from the collection, which Lund says was designed to appeal to the "femme fatale" or "white trash diva" in every woman.

Sambora was not at the show due to another commitment, but business partner Lund told the magazine that the proud papa "is so excited about this. It's his baby." Only, there was nothing baby about his little girl's look.

There's no doubt that Ava, who is a spitting image of mom Locklear, could have a future in any industry that calls on beauty to get ahead, yet right now the whole thing smacks of a middle school Suri Cruise in heels.