A woman who was dubbed the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ in 2007 is now all grown up.
Thylane Blondeau, 20, shot to fame at just six years old when a photo of her sun-streaked hair and blue eyes went viral.
At the time, the French model rose to the top of TC Candler’s annual ‘100 Most Beautiful Faces’ countdown and she’s been in the limelight ever since.
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Blondeau even managed to win the title once again when she was 17.
On Instagram, she thanked everyone who put in the time to vote and insisted that she had ‘never thought I was number one’.
She penned: “I just can’t believe it myself …thanks so much @tccandler and everyone who voted.
“I never thought I was once number one !! I’m thankful to all of you – really hope you’re having great holidays and spend nice Christmas with your family ..all the best to all of you guys lots of love.”
However, Blondeau’s rise to fame wasn’t always smooth sailing.
When she was just 10 years old, she was featured in Vogue Enfants and wore heavy makeup, a gold dress, and high heels. Understandably, many people were angered by the shots as they felt she was being ‘sexualised’.
But Blondeau’s mum pushed aside the claims, telling a French newspaper at the time: “The only thing that shocks me about the photo is the necklace that she’s wearing, which is worth 3 million Euro.”
Despite the backlash, the model’s career continued to flourish and she’s gone on to work with the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and L’Oreal.
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