Alexandra Nechita True Artist or Manufactured Hype?

I was just reading the paper this morning and came upon an article on Nechita labeling her as the “petite Picasso” . she was painting since age 8 and now at 18 her work sells for “thousands” one recent painting is estimated to fetch 70000 bucks. i did a quick google on her work and find nothing really earth shattering. is this a case of an artist being " created’ so to speak? by being a novelty because of her age and not really because of any great talent. Maybe i’m cynical , but a lot of what it takes to become a well known artist is to be at the right place at right time and know the right people to hype your work. i don’t mean to imply that all the artists are this way just some. any opinions? sorry if my question is sort of vague, no coffee and i’m late for work.

is it in bad taste to bump your own thread?