See Where She Is Today: Thylane Blondeau, Considered “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”

When Frenchwoman Thylane Blondeau was only nine-years-old, she won the title of “the most beautiful girl in the world.” Do you remember her? Because of her sweet appearance and gorgeous features, Thylane excelled in kids’ modeling. However, her early career also generated much controversy.

Now 17-years-old, the teenager has taken the limelight again because of her unique beauty. Find out who she is now and learn her fascinating story on the way to becoming the top model that she is today.

Who Is She?

Thylane Blondeau
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

The beautiful Thylane Blondeau was born on April 5, 2001, in Aix-en-Provence, a small town in the south of France. She is the daughter of former soccer player Patrick Blondeau, who played for Ligue 1 and Premier League, and Véronika Loubry, an actress and television host. She has a younger brother, Ayrton-Romeo Blondeau.

Like her parents, she has also become a public figure.While she’s still very young, Thylane has become known worldwide for her outstanding beauty.

The Beginning Of Her Modeling Career

Thylane-Blondeau2
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

At just four years old, Thylane Blondeau entered the world of fashion and soon began to be coveted by several brands. It seemed to be fate, as the opportunities kept coming her way. From a very young age, the French girl was already attracting attention because of her beauty.

Her first photo shoot happened at the age of seven. At age nine, she began modeling for well-known fashion brands and modeling agencies. Today, Thylane’s resume includes working for major brands like Chanel, Lacoste, Jean Paul Gautier, MAC, and L’Óreal.

How She First Became Famous

3
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

French model Thylane Blondeau is most famous for winning the title of “the most beautiful girl in the world” in 2007. Photos of her beautiful blue eyes and full lips made their rounds on the internet when she was only 10-years-old.

But soon the questions began: Would it be damaging to her future to start modeling so soon? Sometime later, a photo session starring the young model became the target of serious criticism.

The Controversial Photoshoot

vogue-79019
Reprodução/Vogue
Reprodução/Vogue

As her modeling career began to take off, Thylane’s family received criticism over a fashion essay published in French Vogue in 2011. Then at age ten, the girl appeared in high heels, makeup and in provocative poses, something that was considered inappropriate for her age.

Questions and critiques about the sexualization of children in advertising and the media soon followed. Was that why the model turned away from the spotlight for a while?

Her Family Dismissed The Criticism

vogue2
Reprodução/Vogue
Reprodução/Vogue

The controversial photos were made under the supervision of Tom Ford, Vogue editor-in-chief and then-editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld for the French Vogue special edition of December / January 2011. Soon after, Carine was let go from the magazine.

Rumors swirled that Thylane’s controversial photoshoot was one of the reasons behind the sudden dismissal of Carine, although it was never confirmed. Because of the harsh criticism, Thylane’s mother also had to delete the Facebook page dedicated to the model.

Thylane’s Mother Speaks Out

GettyImages-496246278
Tony Barson/FilmMagic/via Getty Images
Tony Barson/FilmMagic/via Getty Images

For the mother of Thylane Blondeau, Véronika Loubry, the criticisms were inappropriate. In an interview with the French website “jeanmarcmorandini.com,” she said she did not understand the controversy. “The only thing that shocks me in these photographs is the necklace she wears that costs three million,” said Véronika Loubry.

She explained that she strongly believes that her daughter has always had a typical life appropriate to her age. “I refuse about three-quarters of the suggested stuff. For now, she’s got a normal life, and by 15 she’ll decide if this is really her job,” she said at the time…

The After-Effect

10346588_670322159689523_624524344469914330_n
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

Since then, Thylane Blondeau has been at the center of discussions on child sexuality, standards of beauty, and competition among children. Some people even said that the publication would be encouraging pedophilia. But that does not seem to have hindered Thylane’s career.

More than a decade after all this, the young woman has a huge following in the fashion world, has partnerships with big companies and recently walked the runway during Fashion Week.

Comparisons

1379938_749630751758663_726688797484163015_n
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

Despite the many criticisms, the controversial photographic essay has brought even more fame to the French model, benefitting her career. After the photos were published in the magazine, Thylane Blondeau quickly gained the status of being the next big model.

Many people also began drawing comparisons with French actress Brigitte Bardot, now 84, who appeared in the magazine Elle at the age of 15. It seemed as though the world was at her fingertips.

The Comeback

GettyImages-645996688
Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

After a break from her career, the French model re-appeared on the runways when she was 17, in a fashion show for the famous Dolce & Gabanna brand during Milan Fashion Week.

The show was part of the #DGMillennials campaign, which featured young global influencers such as actress and singer Zendaya. Thylane was an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris in 2017. Since then she has been working steadily as a model.

An Ordinary Life?

11667374_853614224693648_1204963168342100929_n
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial
Reprodução/Facebook/ThylaneBlondeauOfficial

Today, the beauty has secured a promising modeling career. Thylane Blondeau is an ambassador of L’Oréal Paris, among other brands, and frequently walks in fashion shows all over the world.

But for all her fame, Thylane is a typical French teenager who likes to dance, swim, be with her friends and skateboard. Keep reading to discover Thylane’s special announcement in 2018. You will be amazed at her versatility.

A Restless Career

GettyImages-685342434
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Recently, the French model also appeared in the fashion show for the 2019 spring collection of Mark Byblos at the Film Festival in Cannes.

Thylane has partnered with top brands, which suggests she’s getting ready to be an important name in the fashion world. She’s also building her following as a social media influencer, with millions of followers on social networks. But that’s not all Thylane has in the works…

She’s Very Ambitious

GettyImages-691082676
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L’Oreal Paris
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for L’Oreal Paris

Already having a strong foundation for her career, Thylane Blondeau could nearly be considered a veteran in the modeling game at just 17-years-old. She also says she’s ready for the next steps.

Thylane dreams of working to become an actress as one of her role models, Angelina Jolie, has done. She’s inspired by Jolie making the transition from model to actress. In addition, Thylane is also taking her first steps towards becoming an entrepreneur.

Success in Social Networks

GettyImages-616049966
Jacopo Raule/GC Images /Getty Images
Jacopo Raule/GC Images /Getty Images

At age 17, the French model has a legion of admirers following her Instagram account. Many of them have followed her entire career since she was named “the most beautiful girl in the world.” With every photo published, she receives thousands of compliments.

With almost three million followers on Instagram, Thylane shares behind the scenes photos and some insight into her modeling life, daily routine, and passions. She’s certainly cemented herself as a digital influencer.

Returning To The Top

GettyImages-957795436
Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

In late 2018, she topped the list ‘The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018’. Yes! She was again voted “the most beautiful in the world” eleven years after she was named “the most beautiful girl in the world”. Is this not incredible?

The results of the list were revealed on December 28, 2018, by TC Chandler. The incredible is honor is yet another major heavyweight award for young Thylane Blondeau. What will she win next?

What’s The Prize?

GettyImages-856191842
Kristy Sparow/Getty Images
Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

The “Annual Independent Critics List,” which is already in the 29th edition, was founded in 1990 by TC Candler, a prestigious British film critic. Among the criteria evaluated in this selection are beauty, boldness, and joy.

At 17-years-old, Thylane was cited for the fifth consecutive year in the standings. She succeeds Emma Watson (2011), Emilia Clarke (2012) or Marion Cotillard, the last French winner in 2013. That’s an incredible accomplishment!

Thank You!!

GettyImages-957269940
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering

“I do not believe it,” Thylane Blondeau replied in her Instagram account when she heard that she was named one of the most beautiful faces of 2018.

“I just can’t believe it myself – thanks so much @tccandler and everyone who voted. I never thought I was once number one! I’m thankful to all of you! I really hope you’re having great holidays and spend nice Christmas with your family… all the best to all of you guys, lots of love.”

How Is She Today?

GettyImages-957003808
Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Today, Thylane is currently represented worldwide by the prestigious agency IMG Models, which is the same agency that represents Gisele Bündchen and Gigi Hadid. The agency consistently places its models with the top fashion brands in the world.

But even so, Thylane says she does not intend on settling. In addition to starting an acting career, she also wants to make her own mark on the fashion world. Recently, Thylane announced on her social networks that she’s launching her own clothing line. And it already has a name!

Her Own Clothing Brand

thylane-blondeau-142
Reprodução/Instagram
Reprodução/Instagram

“After working over a year for you, my Heaven May Clothing brand will be coming out soon. I can not wait for you to check out the collection I created. I love you and thank you for your support,” she announced on his Instagram in September 2018.

Heaven May is the name of the new brand that was released in the middle of November 2018. The brand creates fashion that’s casual, athletic-inspired and has a fairly youthful design.

Her Inspirations

GettyImages-684612532
Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images
Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

In recent press interviews, Thylane Blondeau named Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Barbara Palvin as icons of style and inspiration.

But what does she do to keep herself camera-ready? Born in Aix-en-Provence and currently living in the south of France with her family, the model has also revealed that her beauty secret is “too much sleep” and to always “wash her makeup at the end of the day.” Noted?

Growing Up

GettyImages-1055700442
GC Images/Getty Images
GC Images/Getty Images

Once considered the most beautiful child in the world, today at age 17, Thylane maintains her perfect features and seems to cope well with the pressure. Even with the criticism of the past, she remains steadfast in her modeling profession and can already be considered a veteran.

Despite her young age, Thylane considers herself a seasoned professional. “I do not think I’m too young, I have a great agency, [referencing her contract with the respected IMG Models] and the team taking care of me,” she told The Telegraph in an interview in 2016.