‘Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ Thylane Blondeau, 17, Wins Title Again a Decade After Being Crowned as Child Star
Josie Griffiths, The Sun, December 30, 2018
Thylane Blondeau hit headlines across the globe when she was crowned ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ a decade ago — when she was just six years old.
And now she’s won the accolade for the second time, at the age of 17.
The gorgeous teen, who is the daughter of French footballer Patrick Blondeau and actress turned fashion designer Veronika Loubry, began modelling at the age of four when she walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier.
TC Candler’s annual awards list names the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year — and this year’s winner’s video racked up two million views in just two days.
It prides itself on being one of the most diverse beauty awards out there, with American-Filipino actress Liza Soberano coming fourth this year, Israeli model Yael Shelbia third and Taiwanese singer Chou Tzu-yu getting runner-up.
Thylane took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support, writing: “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 your having great holidays and spend nice Christmas with your family ..all the best to all of you guys lots of love”.
The post has racked up more than 80,000 likes, with her fans writing: “You are so Beautiful” and “well deserved”.
One follower gushed: “Congrats Thylane! You really deserved it. You’re the most beautiful girl in the universe. And I’m really happy you won this award”.
Another woman wrote: “You deserve this you are the queen and our angel and i am verry proud of you i always believed you could do this!”
Past winners of the award include Michelle Pfeiffer, Meg Ryan, Siohue Marcaeu, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow.
At the age of 10, Thylane became the youngest model ever to pose for Vogue Paris, although the shoot was criticised at the time for being too “sexualised” – because she wore short dresses and heavy makeup.
She is now a brand ambassador for L’Oreal and recently modelled Dolce & Gabbana’s SS18 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Thylane signed with the internationally-renowned IMG Models when she was 15, and has also modelled for Tommy Hillfiger. She placed second in the list last year.
She also launched her own fashion line, Heaven May, this year.