When Thylane Blondeau was given the title of “most beautiful girl in the world” she was still just a little girl.
Child models have always been controversial in the fashion world, but when Blondeau participated in a Vogue photo shoot six years ago, it raised more than your average amount of public concern about the use of child models and the effects modeling on a young persons’ development.
As for Blondeau, here’s how — and what — she’s doing now.
She was raised by French celebrities, football star Patrick Blondeau and French actress Véronika Loubry.
She walked in the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show as a runway model in 2005.
With her bright blue eyes and gorgeous looks, she was born ready for the camera.
But some people wonder if the world of modeling is really where a young girl should be.
In many countries models must be at least 17 years old to walk the catwalk. This is because modeling is considered too risqué for children.
Modeling can be incredibly tough work and is a lot of pressure for even adults.