Thylane Blondeau was just four years old in 2005 when she walked the runway at a Jean Paul Gaultier show.In less than two years, her popularity surpassed some of the world’s biggest supermodels as she made appearances in several magazines and fashion campaigns.But it wasn’t until a few years later that her face would become recognizable worldwide.At just seven years old, the young model was named “the most beautiful girl in the world,” as she graced the cover of Vogue Enfants.
A little over a decade later, Thylane is still a force to be reckoned with in the modeling world, and even with puberty, her beauty is still mesmerizing.The French model recently took part in the viral 10-year challenge and completely threw the internet into a frenzy.Like everyone else who took part in the throwback photo challenge, Thylane posted a side-by-side photo of herself at the age of six and one as a 17-year-old in 2019, and it has racked up nearly half a million likes.While she’s clearly older, her stunning blue eyes and signature pout are still the same.
“So basically you were gorgeous before and 10 years later, nothing’s changed,” wrote one fan.“You win this contest,” wrote another, while others pointed out that she’s “still the most beautiful girl.”Even though she makes a living as a model, Thylane, whose parents are actress Véronika Loubry and soccer star Patrick Blondeau, is allegedly quite shy.
In a 2018 interview with L’Officiel, she opened up about how she feels about being labeled the most beautiful girl.“Firstly: I do not consider myself the most beautiful girl in the world!” she admitted to the French magazine. “When I was little, people always told me. But I did not even understand what they meant. Because who says that? Who says I am the most beautiful? I can not do anything with it. I can not do anything about how I look. This is who I am.”However, when it comes to work, she suppresses her bashful side, allowing her confidence to shine through. She’s not even 18 yet, but her portfolio rivals many of today’s top models.
The gorgeous teen has walked the runway for big fashion houses, including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and Dolce & Gabbana. She signed on as a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris in 2017.Thylane also tried her hand at acting, and landed her first role in the 2015 film Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.In 2018, the teen model founded her very own clothing brand, Heaven May.
While we can all argue that beauty is subjective, and it’s unfair to call one person the “most beautiful,” we can all probably agree that Thylane comes very close.
What do you think of the teen model’s 10-year challenge?