Thylane Blondeau is definitely a popular name in the international modelling industry. Dubbed as the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’, Thylane rose to fame as a child star, at the tender age of 6 when she topped TC Candler’s coveted ‘100 Most Beautiful Faces’ list and has been at the pinnacle of stardom ever since!
This 20-year-old international model has been leading a glamorous life modelling for various high-profile designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oreal and Versace. Pretty sure many people would want to know more about what she’s up to right now so, here’s a quick fact list on this beauty queen’s life!
A High Number Of Instagram Followers
Thylane currently has an incredible army of 4.7 million followers on Instagram! Her fans are dubbed as ‘Thylaners’. Looking at her Instagram profile, her photos consist of herself chilling with her family and boyfriend.
Thylane was recently seen on holiday in St Tropez with her boyfriend, Ben Attal. The couple began dating last year and Ben is actually the son of French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg! They’ve also been on a holiday at Disneyland. Previously, she was in a relationship with Milane Meritte, a renowned French DJ.
An A-List Friends’ Circle
Thylane has a close friendship with Brooklyn Beckham and they’re actually neighbours at her home in Kensington High Street in West London. Speaking to the Telegraph, Thylane said, “Brooklyn Beckham lives next to my house. He’s a good friend of mine.”
Has Modelled With A-List Models And Celebrities
Thylane idolizes models such as Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin — the creme de la creme of models! Well, her dream definitely came true when she joined Gigi Hadid on a shoot and she definitely couldn’t stop fangirling over the encounter. I mean, who wouldn’t?
In February 2016, Thylane has also posed with Hungarian supermodel Barbara Palvin and her fans went wild after looking at the photo. It seems like both of them looked like twins as they have an uncanny resemblance to one another! Shortly after that, the pair reunited again in October that year for a collaboration of a photoshoot for L’Oreal.
Has A Glamorous Acting Career
Thylane has also pursued an acting career, starring in the 2015 French film, “Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues”. In terms of her acting career, she idolises Angeline Jolie. “Angelina Jolie is my ultimate goal as an actress,” she told Teen Vogue. “If I could co-star with anyone, it would of course be her. And Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Johnny Depp.”
Fans would often be wondering about Thylane’s education since she’s used to jetting off around the world, attending photoshoots and glamourous events with A-List celebrities. Well, in reality, Thylane is homeschooled and catches up with schoolwork while travelling through airports and at the back of Uber rides!
Scouted by Jean-Paul Gaultier Aged Just 3
Now, while most of us would be struggling with pre-school at the age of 3, Thylane was actually scouted by Jean-Paul Gaultier who had spotted her walking down the Champs-Elysees with her mum. This definitely does not come as a surprise as she’s the daughter of former Watford footballer, Patrick Blondeau and her mother Veronika Loubry was also a model! So, she’s definitely used to the high-life from an early age. When the scout approached her, Thylane’s mother said, “No, she’s not with an agency, she can’t do this.” But the insistent Jean Paul Gaultier said, “She has to be there tomorrow.” And her mom figured out that they could give it a try.
Was Involved In A Controversy
After appearing in TC Candler’s famed list, Thylane’s modelling career kicked up a gear but it was met with controversy and flak from netizens! in 2011, at the age of 10, she appeared for a Vogue Paris photoshoot in a gold dress with high heels, cakes in make-up. The shoot gained widespread criticism and was accused of sexualising children.
However, Veronica spoke in defence of the pictures. She said, “I understand that this could seem shocking. I admit I myself was shocked during the photoshoot. But let me be precise: the only thing that shocked me is that the necklace she wore was worth €3million!”
Appeared In The TC Candler List….Again!
Despite the Vogue controversy, Thylane continued to be in high demand and she has worked for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and became a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. Surprisingly, she topped the TC Candler List in 2018, 11 years after receiving the first honour. This came right after scene-stealing turns at London Fashion Week and the Cannes Film Festival.
A Huge Advocate For Body Positivity
Speaking to The Telegraph, Thylane is indeed a grounded person and always found ways to break free from the stereotypical images of skinny ‘heroin chic’ models. She said, “I don’t want to be skinny. Even if people are like, ‘she’s not that skinny, she can’t do this show,’ I’m just like, ‘ok fine, I’m not going to do that show. I’m not going to be skinny and not eat for them. If I want to eat, I can eat. I eat burgers. I’m not going to change this ever.” Well, the public definitely needs to listen to quotes like these more often.
Nevertheless, this list just reflects a portion of her luxurious lifestyle. There’s definitely more that has yet to be uncovered.