To praise her sixteenth birthday, French model Thylane Blondeau has quite recently been announced as cometic brand L’Oréal’s latest brand ambassador , joining the likes of supermodels Doutzen Kroes and Barbara Palvin.
Taking after the declaration, the model issued an announcement alluding to the brand as a company in which feels, ‘I can be myself, defending values that matter for me, for example,self-confidence and self-esteem’.
You might recognize the St. Tropez-born model from way back in 2011, when the then 10-year-old hit the headlines following the publication of a Vogue Paris editorial in which she wore heavy makeup, heels and posed provocatively on a couch and subsequently became was the subject of child sexualisation claims.
In the years that took after, the French model was named ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ and has since modeled for Dolce and Gabbana’s spring/summer 2017 campaign alongside Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith and Presley Garber and most recently walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana’s fall/winter 2017 show.
She’s additionally gathered an A-list group of companions, including the likes of Brooklyn Beckham, Kaia Gerber, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis and model twin, Barbara Palvin.
To mark her latest modeling endeavour, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the model of the moment:
She’s a millenial icon
With over one million Instagram followers, it’s no wonder Stefano and Domenico of Dolce and Gabbanna recruited Blondeau to walk their autumn/winter 2017 show, inspired by millennial power.
She was named the fifth most beautiful face of 2016
Golshifteh Farahani, Nana, Liza Soberano and Jourdan Dunn beat her to the top spot in TC Candler and the Independent Critics’ poll.
Her fans have their own moniker
They call themselves the ‘Thylaners’.
She looks like a mixture of Gigi Hadid and Barbara Palvin
Can you see it?
She’s best mates with Daniel Day-Lewis’ son
Having modeled in the same Dolce & Gabbana campaign as Gabriel-Kane, Blondeau has struck up a friendship with the model and is often seen partying with him at fashion’s most exclusive parties.
She’s rumored to be representing L’Oreal’s Hydra Genius line
According to the Cut, it’s a ‘three-part collection aimed at delivering lightweight but intense moisture to skin’. Not that it looks like she needs foundation or anything
Brooklyn Beckham loves her
Well, he likes a lot of her Instagram photos.
She’s been posting Vlogs for years
The model has been sharing videos on YouTube of backstage photo shoots and her make-up tips throughout her teenage years, spoken in both French and English.
She’s a veteran model
She first stormed the runway at the age of four, walking for Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris.