Everything You Need To Know About Model Of The Moment Thylane Blondeau

French model Thylane Blondeau has just been named L'Oréal's latest brand ambassador and here's why.

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To celebrate her 16th birthday, French model Thylane Blondeau has just been announced as cosmetic brand L'Oréal's latest brand ambassador, joining the likes of supermodels Doutzen Kroes and Barbara Palvin.

Following the announcement, the model issued a statement referring to the brand as a company in which feels, 'I can be myself, defending values that matter for me such as 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 followed, the French model was dubbed 'the most beautiful girl in the world' and has since modeled for Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer 2017 campaign alongside Zendaya, Lucky Blue Smith and Presley Garber and most recently walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana's fall/winter 2017 show.

She's also garnered an A-list group of friends, including the likes of Brooklyn Beckham, Kaia Gerber, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis and model lookalike, Barbara Palvin.

To mark her latest modeling endeavour, we've rounded up everything you need to know about the model of the moment:

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1 She's a veteran model

She first stormed the runway at the age of four, walking for Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris. 

2 She's celebrity royalty

Her mother, Véronika, was a television presenter and her father is former French Premier League footballer, Patrick Blondeau. 

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3 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.

4 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. 

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5 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. 

6 Her fans have their own moniker

They call themselves the 'Thylaners'.

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7 Brooklyn Beckham loves her

Well, he likes a lot of her Instagram photos. 

8 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. 

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9 She looks like a mixture of Gigi Hadid and Barbara Palvin

Can you see it? 

10 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. 

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