Once upon a time, young French model Thylane Blondeau was known as “the most beautiful girl in the world.” No big deal, you might think: lots of models are given that moniker. Except Blondeau was literally a girl, and she was barely even into double figures when a Vogue photo shoot she participated in raised questions about the use of child models. But that was back in 2011 – so what’s she up to now?
Blondeau has practically been in the spotlight ever since she was born, given that her parents are French celebrities: namely, soccer star Patrick Blondeau and actress and TV host Véronika Loubry. But her heritage wasn’t all the little girl had going for her; from a very young age, it was clear that she was exceptionally photogenic.
And perhaps as a result of her beauty, her parents got her into child modeling almost right away. In fact, in 2005 – and at the age of just four – little Blondeau walked the runway at a Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show. Many years later, however, she would mention on her Instagram that she’d long forgotten that moment.