- At just 6-years-old she was given the title of the most beautiful girl in the world
- Years later she is still in the fashion business and has become a popular model
- She does not feel that at 15-years-old she is too young start a professional career
Thylane Blondeau was crowned the "most beautiful girl in the world" when she was only six years old, 9 years later Blondeau is still stunning.
Child models are often a cause for controversy as their private lives are constantly invaded by the media, this often has a negative effect on their development.
Briefly.co.za learned that Blondeau was always in the public's eye, being raised by French celebrity parents, football star Patrick Blondeau and French actress Véronika Loubry, prepared her a life of fame and fortune.
The young star walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier in 2005, her photogenic looks made her an ideal candidate for modelling according to twentytwowords.com.
The intense scrutiny Blondeau received led to some people questioning whether a runway is a right place for a young girl. Many countries have a minimum age limit of 17 before allowing models to walk the catwalk.
At ten-years-old, she made the cover of Vogue and many people were up in arms, accusing the magazine of exploiting the young girl.
Psychologist Emma Grey spoke out, saying, “This picture is the antithesis of what childhood in our society should be; a child being exposed to a world she is not yet equipped to deal with solely to serve the needs of the adults around her."
Her mom was only shocked that the necklace her daughter wore in the shoot was worth €3 million (R45-million).
Her mother did defend her child's career and said that they had turned down most of the modelling offers her daughter received and try to give her as normal a life as possible.
At 15-years-old she has become a sought-after model and when asked if she felt that she was too young to work as a professional model she responded: “Well, Kate Moss started modelling at the age of fifteen, and that was a little while ago," she said. "So, no. I’m not too young. If you have a good agency and people who take care of you… it’s perfect.”
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