Thylane Blondeau has been a model since she was 4 years old. Yes, you did understand the last sentence. By the time Thylane was ten, she was already known all over the world and had been featured in Vogue Paris. Even though that may seem like a lot of pressure for such a young child, there are other things that need to be taken care of as well. Some people thought that the child was being used as a sexual object before she was old enough. Since she was allowed to look like an adult in some of these pictures, many people didn’t like where her career was going. Thylane was used to being in the spotlight because she was the daughter of an actress/TV host and a professional football player.
Six years have passed since the first photoshoot and the backlash it caused. Thylane is still a model, and her unique looks have only gotten better with time. She works for WWE and IMG, and she has also had the chance to try acting. Her popularity on Instagram is also growing, and she now has more than a million followers on this popular photo-sharing site. For those who thought that the child’s early exposure to fame would cause her to have the same kinds of problems as other child stars, this clip is a good reminder that we can’t always know what will happen and that some kids are just born to be in the spotlight without having any serious problems.
Most of the people who worried about Thylane’s early modeling shoots did so out of kindness, but others were just trying to impose their own values on someone else’s child. If you want to see how the child who was once thought to be the most beautiful little girl on the planet turned out, you should check out this awesome video. After all, it’s always nice to see a child star who has been able to grow up at their own pace and follow their dreams without falling into the usual traps that tend to happen in these situations.
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If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, then Thylane Blondeau is the face that launched a thousand news stories. At age four, the little girl followed in the footsteps of her fashion model mother. Soon after that, pictures of her started going viral on the internet, which gave her the nickname “the most beautiful girl in the world.” When you get that much attention at such a young age, you might expect to spend your childhood in the spotlight, but Blondeau was able to live a very low-key life in her hometown of St. Tropez. But after she stole the show at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, it will be harder for her to stay out of the public eye. Blondeau has already teamed up with some of the biggest names in makeup and fashion, which suggests she’s going to be a big deal in the world of modeling. Here’s a look at this up-and-coming star.
At age 10, she caused quite a controversy.
After the first famous photo of Blondeau went viral, it was no surprise that everyone took notice of the young beauty, and her modeling career took off for real. But in 2011, Blondeau got caught up in a scandal that made people all over the world ask, “How young is too young to be a model, and where do you draw the line?” Blondeau got into trouble when she posed for a series of provocative photos that were published in French Vogue. It didn’t take long for child experts, parents, and the media as a whole to criticize the shoot because they thought it sexualized children. At the time, Blondeau’s mother, Veronika Loubry, stood up for the photos in the fashion editorial. Loubry reportedly told a French newspaper at the time, “The only thing that surprises me about the photo is the necklace she’s wearing, which is worth 3 million euros” (via ABC News). But in the end, the fuss over the French Vogue photo was a small blemish on an otherwise perfect modeling career.
She wants to go to Hollywood.
Some (read: most) people would say that Blondeau’s face is made for the movies. At this point, it’s surprising that Hollywood hasn’t noticed the young model yet. That doesn’t mean she’s never acted, though. In 2015, she starred in the French movie Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues. It was a role she loved, which is clear from a video Blondeau posted of the film’s wrap party that made people cry.
So it’s probably only a matter of time before the “most beautiful girl” moves to Tinsel Town and starts starring in American movies, too. If her dream co-stars are any indication, that seems to be Blondeau’s goal. In an interview with Teen Vogue in 2017, when she was only 14, she said, “My dream as an actress is to be Angelina Jolie. Obviously, if I could work with anyone, it would be her. Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt.” Same, girl. Same. Teen Vogue says that Blondeau could be on her way because she is currently reading scripts to find the right movie role.
Makeup junkie? Certainly
Blondeau reached a new level of success in her career in 2017 when she became a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. You know what that means: all the makeup. Blondeau has a healthy interest in cosmetics, just like most teenage girls. Plus, being a rising supermodel, it’s kind of expected that you know how to do your makeup well. She doesn’t mind telling people how she does things, either. In 2017, Blondeau posted a vlog on YouTube that showed fans how she does her makeup every day. At the time, that routine included a bit of Chanel under-eye concealer, a few coats of Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara, Urban Decay’s Naked series eyeshadow palettes, brow pomade, and a touch of Chanel lip gloss to finish the look. Simple, but stylish! In 2016, Blondeau also talked about how important it is to follow the cardinal rule of makeup, which is to not wear it to bed. She told W that the most important beauty secret is to wash off makeup at the end of the day.
She got all excited about Cannes.
Cannes is important to Blondeau in a special way. First of all, she walked the red carpet there for the first time in 2016. Then, when Blondeau came back in 2018, the press said that the 17-year-old stole the show, which isn’t easy to do when you’re surrounded by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Blondeau posted about the event on Instagram, saying that it was “always an honor” to be there and thanking, well, just about everyone who made it possible. “I’d like to thank the best family ever @lorealparis @lorealmakeup for bringing me here and always making everything perfect!! “Thanks to @albertaferretti and @messikajewelry for this beautiful dress and jewelry,” she wrote. “Thanks to the best hairdresser @stephanelancien and his great team!!! And thanks to @kristinavidic_ for this amazing makeup!!!! Thanks to my agent, Jess, and my mom, and especially to my best bodyguard, Sam. And I always feel safe because of you!!! Love u all.” So, yes, Blondeau acted like the pro she is and kept her cool on the outside. But she was really excited about the big night on the inside.
She loves her “Thylaners” so much.
Blondeau follows the Taylor Swift school of thought when it comes to fans: they are your lifeblood, so treat them well. If you look at the model’s Instagram feed for any length of time, you’ll see that she often thanks to her passionate fans, who are called “Thylaners.” She also never misses a chance to take pictures, host meet-and-greets, or thank her fans for being so loyal.
In 2015, Blondeau talked about the special relationship she has with her fans in a post about her 14th birthday. She wrote on Instagram, “You were so many to wish me a happy birthday, and I really wanted to tell you guys that I LOVE YOU. And you are the ones who really keep me going! No matter what I do, I won’t let you down.” Blondeau must be doing something right for her fans, because she has more than two million followers on Instagram (and counting) at the time this article was writloya
Modeling is her “secret garden”
Blondeau is now known all over the world, which makes it hard to believe that she is just like any other teenager. She likes to dance, swim, hang out with her best friends, and skateboard. When it comes to modeling, it’s a separate thing that doesn’t come up much in her daily life. “I don’t talk about it much with my friends. Blondeau told Teen Vogue in 2017 that it was kind of like her secret garden. “My family is happy for me, though.”
Blondeau’s friends are probably also very happy for her, even if they don’t talk much about her job. And even though it seems strange that it’s not “a thing” in their group of friends, it could be that it stopped being interesting a long time ago. Even at age 4, Blondeau was already walking the runway for famous designers like Jean Paul Gaultier. Her first modeling photoshoot was when she was just 7 years old. Everyone in Blondeau’s life is likely used to her high-profile job by now.
She has a doppelganger, and they hang out together.
People say that everyone in the world has a doppelganger, but most people never meet theirs. Blondeau, on the other hand, has met hers and become good friends with her. Who is this twin, though? Hungarian model Barbara Palvin. In October 2016, the two worked together on a photoshoot for L’Oreal. Blondeau said that the job was like “working with the queen.” In the spring of the next year, the models who looked alike met each other again. Blondeau put a picture of the two of them on her Instagram account with the caption “My twin!!!!”
Palvin is a pretty good look-alike, as these things go. In 2014, she was in the hero movie Hercules with Dwayne Johnson. In 2017, she was on the famous pages of the Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated. Did we mention that she has more than 7 million followers on Instagram? Not only do these two people look a lot alike, but their careers also seem to be going in the same direction.
Blondeau didn’t say that she was the most beautiful girl in the world, just to be clear. She was given that title by the media. But it’s a title that comes with a lot of scrutiny and pressure. Blondeau has to deal with comments about her looks all the time because of this.
She’s not the type to keep quiet when she’s being criticized, though. In 2015, Blondeau posted a throwback picture of herself to prove her hair is all-natural, insisting, “It’s my hair since I’m a baby.” In 2015, she posted a selfie from when she was nine to prove that her full lips had nothing to do with surgery. This was in response to the many rumors that she had surgery to get them that way. But in December 2017, Blondeau tried something different by opening a conversation. In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, she said, “I just want to be me, be myself, and show you what I like and don’t like.” She went on to say that, no matter what people say about her height, weight, body, style, or anything else, she thinks of herself as “normal.”
She is very close to her little brother.
Sibling rivalry is a thing, but if you looked at Blondeau and her younger brother, Ayrton, you wouldn’t know it. The little guy shows up a lot on his sister’s Instagram feed, but not in the typical way that a teen would complain about an annoying little brother or sister. Blondeau, on the other hand, can’t get enough of Ayrton. In May 2015, on her little brother’s eighth birthday, Blondeau called him the “best BRO ever.” She even told their mom “thank you” for “this wonderful gift.” Is that so? But wait, their relationship is even cuter than that. In 2016, on his ninth birthday, she changed it up a bit and called him the “most amazing little brother ever.” Earlier that same year, she posted a picture of them hugging on a beach with the caption “United forever, Welded has never.”
And both sides feel the same way. In January 2018, Ayrton posted a picture of himself kissing Blondeau on the cheek. He wrote, “Ma Soeur je t’aime,” which means, “My sister, I love you.” Get ready to feel warm and fuzzy!
Meet the new young person’s idol
If Blondeau is ready to become the next big thing among millennials, Exhibit A? Dolce & Gabbana chose her by hand for its spring 2017 ad campaign with “It” kids. The fashion house even put the hashtag #DGMillennials on all of the campaign photos. From what I could see, Blondeau didn’t have any trouble fitting in with celebrities like Zendaya, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, and Rafferty Law. Exhibit B? Blondeau also hangs out with a few other famous millennials. In October 2015, she did a shoot with Gigi Hadid, who is known as the “daaa queen.” In February 2016, she posed on a beach with the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Kaia Gerber.
And as proof C, Blondeau is the perfect example of a millennial. When W asked Blondeau about the theme of Chanel’s 2016 runway show, “Intimate Technology,” she said, “I was born in 2001, so I use technology every day.” Technology is a part of my daily life, and I can’t picture a world without it. If that doesn’t show you that Blondeau is a millennial icon, look at this picture of her relaxing on a unicorn-Pegasus pool float.
She really rocks and rolls.
If you haven’t already figured it out, let’s just say it: Blondeau is much more than just a pretty face. Even though she has been the center of so much attention, she is a lovely person who is surprisingly grounded. She is also talented, and not just at modeling. Blondeau is a musician, which is not a big secret. He has shared a few videos of himself playing music on Instagram, so this is not a big secret. She plays both the drum set and the piano with a lot of skill.
Blondeau does a fair amount of rockin’ and rollin’ as well. As in, she’s an avid skateboarder. “#Skateboarding is a piece of wood, a turning system, and wheels, but it changes your world once you step on it,” she wrote in 2014 about her secret talent, encouraging people to “go out and SHRED” whenever they needed a quick pick-me-up.
Her mother is the perfect role model for her
Blondeau may want to work with Angelina Jolie, but Blondeau’s mom, Veronika Loubry, is her real-life role model. Since Loubry is also a model and an actress, you could say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Loubry makes frequent appearances on Blondeau’s Instagram feed, where the young model can’t stop gushing about her beautiful mother, whether it’s by posting throwback photos of her mom’s modeling shoots, bragging about her mom’s natural “#no-silicone” beauty, or posting photos of the close-knit pair.
Blondeau has said more than once that she is becoming more like her mother and that she “couldn’t be prouder” about it. It makes sense since Blondeau confides in and trusts her mom the most. Blondeau told W magazine, “My mom is always with me, and I talk to her all the time.”