Who Is Thylane Blondeau?
Thylane Blondeau, born on April 5, 2001, is a French model who gained international fame when she was named the most beautiful girl alive at just six years old. The former child model was the daughter of football player Patrick Blondeau and actress/TV personality Veronika Loubry.
Even before she became known as the world’s no. 1 most beautiful face, Blondeau was already an accomplished model. At only 4 years old, Thylane walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier. Her later career achievements include photoshoots for Vogue and signing with famed international modelling agency IMG models – all by the age of 14.
What Does It Mean To Be Called “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”?
Beauty is entirely subjective and everyone has their own opinion on who is the “most beautiful ever”. So how did Thylane Blondeau snag this enviable title?
A photo of then-six-year-old Blondeau went viral in 2006. With her pale blue eyes, pouty lips, and messy blonde hair, people were quick to crown her (at least unofficially) the best-looking girl in the world. The title stuck, and it followed Thylane for the rest of her life.
There’s also the “Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces”, released by TC Candler every year. Despite competing lists from magazines like People, this list is considered the most authoritative, influential, and diverse – with the top 100 representing dozens of countries, not just the US or UK.
Blondeau appeared on this list five times consecutively. In her 2014 appearance, she entered the list at number 84. By 2017, Thylane was #2. Then, last year, Blondeau reclaimed her crown and snagged the top spot, once again becoming the world’s most beautiful face. The YouTube video that announced the results has almost 6 million views.
Prettiest Girl In The World: A Photo Timeline Of Thylane’s Career
Blondeau’s first runway appearance was for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
The photo that started it all. Blondeau posted this 10-year challenge throwback as a homage to her “humble” beginnings as a viral sensation.
In what is perhaps Blondeau’s most controversial shoot to date, then-10-year-old Thylane looked incredibly mature for this Cadeaux spread.
At just 13, Thylane was featured on the cover of Jalouse magazine.
Thylane Blondeau had her own fashion editorial for Flaunt, shot by famed photographer Dani Brubaker, who she had her first photoshoot with when she was just 7 years old.
Blondeau walked with Dolce & Gabbana for the first time in 2015. She made another appearance on their 2017 Milan F/W runway.
Here’s a cute shot of Thylane without makeup, proving that she’s just as gorgeous under all that paint.
Blondeau appeared on the cover of international fashion magazine L’Officiel last year.
Thylane was a vision in blue for Milan S/S 2019.
What Is Thylane Blondeau Up To Now?
Fresh off being crowned the #1 Most Beautiful Face in the World, Blondeau’s getting ready to take over the fashion world. She’s still walking the runway at fashion week, partnering up with brands like L’Oreal and Dolce & Gabbana on a regular basis, and appearing at film festivals and major social events just like any seasoned model.
The stunner also recently launched her own fashion line called Haven May, for which she also models. The collection includes a lot of youthful trendy pieces, perfect for young girls her age.
Who Is The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Today?
Now that Thylane Blondeau is technically a woman, it’s time for her to pass her torch to another aspiring child model. In 2017, then-six-year-old Anastasia Knyazeva made headlines as Blondeau’s “successor”. The Russian girl is a child model, of course – just like Thylane was at that age. There’s another similarity: Knyazeva’s piercing doll-like blue eyes look quite similar to Blondeau’s own baby blues.
Criticisms About “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”
There’s nothing wrong with calling a little girl beautiful, or even the most beautiful in the world. But critics say that the “unofficial” title puts a lot of pressure and attention on the young girls who are given it.
Both Knyazeva and Blondeau’s photos attracted “creepy” older men who would post inappropriate comments. Although that’s entirely on the creepy posters themselves, some people have blamed it on the hypersexualisation of the two girls through makeup and “adult”-looking clothes.
Although Thylane Blondeau was the most beautiful girl in the world more than a decade ago, she’s grown up to be an equally-stunning woman. The teen model has had a successful career for twelve years already, and it’s just going to get better from here.