Hands on hips and turned side-on to the camera, showing off the shoulder ruffles on her shimmering blue Little Mermaid dress, the young girl strikes her best coquettish pose — and a mouthful of chips won't hold her back.
"Hey," she says, pausing to chew and flutter her eyelashes, "I want to be famous".
The seven-second clip ends with a couple of final eyebrow raises as a woman filming from her smartphone can be heard suppressing a giggle.
The clip has gone viral since it was uploaded to Vine by user Rachel Olson two days ago.
It has been retweeted more than 1200 times and has even inspired at least one parody by another user on the mobile app.
"She's cute enough, but I could do without the blown-up shot of whatever she's chewing on, thanks," wrote one reader on Gawker, one of a few social news websites to promote the footage.
Others lambasted the girl's parents for promoting her on the internet as a precocious starlet.
"Is the mother trying to cultivate an imbecile?" another Gawker reader asked.
Author: Erin Tennant, Approving editor: Nick Pearson