Thylane Blondeau is a famous French model and actor, best known as a brand ambassador of ‘L’Oreal Paris.’ Born to a professional footballer father and a TV presenter mother, Thylane started modeling at the tender age of 4. Popular French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier offered Thylane her big career breakthrough. However, controversies have continued to haunt her from time to time. Her parents faced a lot of flak for allowing her to be sexualized and for dressing her up like an adult for a shoot when she was just 10 years old. Thylane continued to follow her passion though, and at the age of 13, she graced the cover of ‘Jalouse’ magazine. One of world’s biggest modeling agencies, ‘IMG Models,’ offered her a contract in 2015. Since then, she has walked the ramp for a number of world-renowned brands, such as ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ and ‘Dolce & Gabbana.’ Thylane wishes to be a successful actor in the future. In 2015, she appeared in a film titled ‘Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.’ Presently, she is reading more scripts and is looking forward to a full-fledged acting career.
Childhood & Early Life
Thylane Blondeau was born on April 5, 2001, in Aix-en-Provence, France, to celebrity parents. Her father, Patrick Blondeau, is a former professional footballer, and her mother, Véronika Loubry, is a French TV presenter and actor. Thylane grew up with a younger brother. Born to an actor mother, her foray into modeling was not too difficult. She started modeling when she was just 4 years old.
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Thylane Blondeau was spotted by ace designer Jean Paul Gaultier in 2005, and he hired her for one of his kids’ wear collections. She walked the ramp in Paris and caused quite a stir. She was later dubbed as “the prettiest girl in the world.” After a few of her photographs surfaced on the internet, she became a national celebrity.
She states that she always liked modeling and was not forced into it by anybody. She likes putting on makeup and experimenting with different types of clothes. However, in spite of this, she and her parents have faced a lot of criticism since she was 10.
When she was 10, Thylane was photographed for a ‘Vogue Paris’ supplement, ‘Vogue Enfants,’ which featured her as an adult model, wearing a gold dress, high heels, and heavy makeup.
Her parents faced a lot of criticism for this. Her mother later stated that she understood why it was shocking to some people. She added that people were probably shocked by the fact that a kid as young as Thylane wore such an expensive necklace. She also stated that she was a proud mother.
Over the next few years, Thylane became the French modeling industry’s next big thing. People compared her with French supermodel and actor Brigitte Bardot, who had also started young. As soon as she entered her teenage years, Thylane appeared on her first magazine cover for French magazine ‘Jalouse.’ The issue that featured her became very popular, and 13-year-old Thylane was dubbed as the “new Kate Moss.”
Two years later, at the age of 15, she was offered a contract by ‘IMG Models,’ one of world’s most esteemed modeling agencies. There, she became friends with Gigi Hadid’s daughter Bella Hadid, another teenage model. Since bagging the contract with ‘IMG Models,’ Thylane has walked the ramp for major high-end fashion brands such as ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ and ‘Tommy Hilfiger.’
In 2017, she became the face of beauty brand ‘L’Oreal Paris’ and appeared in their print and TV advertisements. In ‘Dolce & Gabbana’s 2017 spring/summer campaign, she walked the ramp alongside supermodels such as Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith, and Presley Gerber.
Despite having an ever-growing modeling career, Thylane wishes to be an actor in the future. She has already portrayed the pivotal role of ‘Gabriele’ in the 2015 French film ‘Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.’
Following her debut appearance on the big screen, she was approached for many more films and TV series. She is currently reading scripts to choose the right project to launch her. In May 2017, she was photographed on the red carpet of the ‘Cannes Film Festival,’ which was another indication of her interest in films.
Thylane Blondeau has confessed that she is a huge fan of Canadian singer Justin Bieber. She also idolizes Gigi Hadid and is a close friend of Gigi’s daughter, Bella Hadid.
She idolizes Angelina Jolie too and wants to work with Johnny Depp. She aspires to walk the ramp for ‘Victoria’s Secret.’
She is currently dating French model Raphael Le Friant.