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Thylane Blondeau: Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Most Beautiful Girl in the World’

French model Thylane Blondeau‘s journey to stardom is an interesting one. The 16-year-old beauty first came into the spotlight at the tender age of 10, when her Vogue Enfants shoot came under fire for being “too sexual.” But with the controversy came plenty of interest, and many people wanted to know more about the child dubbed “the most beautiful girl in the world.”

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Photography via Vogue Enfants

Flash forward six years and Blondeau is still a successful model and bonafide Instagirl, having nabbed gigs with L’Oréal, Dolce & Gabbana and solidifying a major social presence for herself on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat.

Here’s what you need to know about Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau:

1. Her parents are famous

I WISH U A MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE????❤️ I LOVE U!!

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Thylane is the daughter of former international football star, Patrick Blondeau, and French actress and television personality, Véronika Loubry. Her parents split in 2016. Blondeau also has a younger brother, Ayrton-Romeo Blondeau, who seems to be a big fan of his sister’s, at least according to his Instagram. And while her mother wasn’t officially a model, judging from throwback images Thylane posts of Véronika, you can tell she got her skills from her mama.

2. She walked the Jean Paul Gaultier runway when she was four

Jean paul Gaultier catwalk age 4 #throwback

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3. And had her first photo shoot at age seven

Throwback 1 st shoot with @danibrubaker_ 7 years old ? 1 shoot avec @danibrubaker_ 7 ans !!!!

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4. She’s currently signed to IMG models

Today's shoot #break the rules

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Thylane signed with IMG models in 2015, and since then, her modelling career has skyrocketed. She’s covered Jalouse magazine, starred alongside Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith and Presley Gerber in Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial-themed spring/summer 2017 campaign, walked the runway for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana and is a brand ambassador for L’Oréal.

5. She’s an actress, dancer and musician

Starting a new track ??

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In 2015, she appeared in a film called Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues. In a YouTube video, she also revealed she dabbles in classical and modern dance, singing and playing the piano and drums.

7. She has made many YouTube vlogs

A couple of years ago, Thylane was actively vlogging on YouTube, however, her original account with her vlogs are no longer available. Her old videos, including her “everyday makeup routine” and “25 Facts About Me,” currently live on a YouTube fan account, thylaners (which is the moniker her fans use for themselves). She does seem to have a new account, though, which features a mini film called THYLANE, which sees her dancing, running through a lavender field and contemplating in the rain.

8. She’s becoming a front row fixture at fashion week

My Chanel outfit ? Thanks so much @chanelofficial @karllagerfeld #chanel

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Thylane doesn’t just walk the runway — like any It girl, she’s also been spotted front row at fashion week. She recently sat alongside Gabriel Day Lewis (son of Daniel Day-Lewis) at Michael Kors’ spring 2018 show in New York and she’s a regular attendee of Chanel’s runway shows.

9. She walked the Cannes red carpet at 15 years old

As a “friend of L’Oréal,” she made her Cannes debut in 2016. And now that Thylane is officially part of the L’Oréal family, we have a feeling we’ll be seeing plenty more of her at the French film festival.

10. She bears an eerie resemblance to Barbra Palvin

My twin !!!!❤️ @realbarbarapalvin

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She even refers to the model as “her twin.”