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|Who is Thylane Blondeau, ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World'|
We're used to seeing Thylane Blondeau's adorable face in the now-iconic photo of her as a 6-year-old.
To be clear, Blondeau didn't proclaim herself the most beautiful girl in the world. That title was bestowed upon her by the media.
Her messy, long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes made many grown women jealous and saw her dubbed 'the most beautiful girl in the world', but now the 20-year-old is making us jealous for a whole lot more.
The child model has now blossomed into a beautiful young lady who is still in high demand within the fashion industry. Here is all you need to know about her.
|Thylane Blondeau made her catwalk debut really young|
Thylane Blondeau is a French model, entrepreneur, actress, and fashion designer. Blondeau made her acting debut as Gabriele in the film, Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues in 2015.
She started modeling when she was four years. At that age, she walked on the runway for French designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier and later for famous designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Babylon, L’Oréal. At the age of ten, she got involved in a controversy over the sexualization of children in advertising and the media after appearing in adult clothing and make-up for the Vogue Paris supplement Vogue Enfants.
She appeared on the cover magazine Jalouse when she was 13. She signed with IMG models in 2015 and also walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana. She was named the brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris in 2017 and stirred in the Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial-themed spring/summer 2017 campaign.
In Dolce & Gabbana, she starred alongside Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith and Presley Gerber. She founded her clothing her own clothing brand, Heaven May in 2018. Thylane voted 1st in the annual “Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” in December 2018. Having been 84th in 2014, 28th in 2015, 5th in 2016, 2nd in 2017 and 4th in 2019, it was her 5th consecutive appearance on the coveted world list.
Although it's hard to imagine given Blondeau's now-global reach, she's essentially just like any other teenager: she likes dancing, swimming, hanging with her BFFs, and skateboarding.
Thylane's first spin on the runway was when she was... oh, just FOUR. The tiny model walked for Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris. How cute! This appearance kickstarted a modelling career and caused the youngster to be dubbed the “most beautiful girl in the world.”
After the first iconic photo of Blondeau went viral, the young beauty was unsurprisingly on everyone's radar — and her modeling career officially took off. But in 2011, Blondeau stumbled into a controversy that prompted a question globally: How young is too young in the modeling world, and where do you draw the line?
The trouble began when Blondeau posed for a series of provocative shots in French Vogue. It didn't take long for child experts, parents, and the general media to decry the shoot for its perceived sexualization of children. At the time, however, Blondeau's mother — Veronika Loubry — defended the fashion editorial's photos. "The only thing that shocks me about the photo is the necklace that she's wearing, which is worth 3 million Euros," Loubry said.
Born in Saint-Tropez, Blondeau is the daughter of the former French Premier League footballer Patrick Blondeau and French television presenter and fashion designer Véronika Loubry, who has over 162,000 Instagram followers herself. Her parents divorced in 2016, but Blondeau shares pictures with her mum and younger brother, Ayrton Blondeau, on her social media. When asked where her happiest place is on earth is, she replied, “Where I can stay with my mum and brother.”
Blondeau also runs in an elite close circle with Hollywood celebrities and supermodels like Kaia Gerber, Barbara Palvin, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis and Brooklyn Beckham. She worked together with Lewis in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign and the two are often spotted partying together at exclusive fashion parties, reports Elle UK.
Full name: Thylane Léna-Rose Loubry Blondeau
Date of birth: 5 April 2001
Place of birth: Aix-en-Provence, France
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Ethnicity: Not Available
Thylane Blondeau was spotted by ace designer Jean Paul Gaultier in 2005, and he hired her for one of his kids’ wear collections. She walked the ramp in Paris and caused quite a stir. She was later dubbed as “the prettiest girl in the world.” After a few of her photographs surfaced on the internet, she became a national celebrity.
She states that she always liked modeling and was not forced into it by anybody. She likes putting on makeup and experimenting with different types of clothes. However, in spite of this, she and her parents have faced a lot of criticism since she was 10.
When she was 10, Thylane was photographed for a ‘Vogue Paris’ supplement, ‘Vogue Enfants,’ which featured her as an adult model, wearing a gold dress, high heels, and heavy makeup.
Her parents faced a lot of criticism for this. Her mother later stated that she understood why it was shocking to some people. She added that people were probably shocked by the fact that a kid as young as Thylane wore such an expensive necklace. She also stated that she was a proud mother.
Over the next few years, Thylane became the French modeling industry’s next big thing. People compared her with French supermodel and actor Brigitte Bardot, who had also started young. As soon as she entered her teenage years, Thylane appeared on her first magazine cover for French magazine ‘Jalouse.’ The issue that featured her became very popular, and 13-year-old Thylane was dubbed as the “new Kate Moss.”
Two years later, at the age of 15, she was offered a contract by ‘IMG Models,’ one of the world’s most esteemed modeling agencies. There, she became friends with Gigi Hadid’s daughter Bella Hadid, another teenage model. Since bagging the contract with ‘IMG Models,’ Thylane has walked the ramp for major high-end fashion brands such as ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ and ‘Tommy Hilfiger.’
In 2017, she became the face of the beauty brand ‘L’Oreal Paris’ and appeared in their print and TV advertisements. In ‘Dolce & Gabbana’s 2017 spring/summer campaign, she walked the ramp alongside supermodels such as Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith, and Presley Gerber.
Despite having an ever-growing modeling career, Thylane wishes to be an actor in the future. She has already portrayed the pivotal role of ‘Gabriele’ in the 2015 French film ‘Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.’
Following her debut appearance on the big screen, she was approached for many more films and TV series. She is currently reading scripts to choose the right project to launch her. In May 2017, she was photographed on the red carpet of the ‘Cannes Film Festival,’ which was another indication of her interest in films.
|Thylane has big dreams of becoming an actress and already has a feature film under her belt. At just 13, she played Gabriele in Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.|
Thylane, who's only been in three relationships so far, first started dating at age 17. The model's first boyfriend was Raphaël Le Friant, who is one year older than her.
The No Smile clothing line owner was first linked to the French looker in September 2018, per Who's Dated Who. However, it seems they knew each other long before, with Thylan gracing his Instagram feed as early as 2017. They were together for four months, going their separate ways in January 2019.
Though not as famous as Thylane, Raphaël is no stranger to public attention. He is the son of French DJ Christian Le Friant, also known as Bob Sinclar, and a social media celebrity in his own right. Just as his former girlfriend, the 21-year-old owns a clothing line called About Dreams.
Thylane wasn't slow to move on following her split from Raphaël. One month later, she was already dating Paris DJ Milane Meritte, who is the same age as her.
The L’Oreal brand ambassador made their relationship Instagram-official on February 20, 2019, although the post has since been deleted. (She has also removed all photos of Raphaël from her social media). Later that summer, the couple enjoyed a romantic getaway in the Caribbeans, packing on the PDA in paparazzi shots.
After one year of romance, Thylane and the reputed DJ -- who works in several famous Parisian nightclubs, such as MORE LIFE, Le Magnifique Paris, and L’ARC Paris -- called it quits.
It looks like the model has a type because Thylane's current beau is Parisian DJ, Benjamin Attal -- not to be confused with actor Ben Attal, the son of celebrity couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The pair's love affair began in the summer of 2020, with Thylane celebrating their one-year anniversary on social media on August 7. Scroll through the embed below for their anniversary pics!
One week later, the two were sunbathing on a luxury yacht in St. Tropez, with photos published by The Daily Mail giving a detailed account of their outing.
According to Benjamin’s Instagram bio, the pair are engaged. Likewise, Thylane also announced the relationship milestone on the platform via her secondary account. The news broke on October 5, per The Focus, the couple changing their Insta bios to read “Engaged w” and an emoji.
She has a younger brother, Ayrton Blondeau. Could he be next to follow in his big sister's modelling footsteps? Only time will tell...
Net Worth of Thylane Blondeau
Even at the small age, Thylane Blondeau has been able to accumulate worth. According to some sources, she has a net worth of 4.3 million amount in a really small age.
Body Measurements of Thylane Blondeau
Thylane Blondeau is too small to have a fairy-like body structure. gorgeous even without makeup and has a cute body. She stands at the inches tall and has a gorgeous body measurement of 35-24-34 and weig Moreover, she has a pair of gorgeous blue eyes and light brown hair.
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