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.
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.
Models must focus on the way they look over all else. Is that healthy for a young child?
No one made much of a fuss about Blondeau being a child model when she first began.
Psychologist Emma Grey spoke out, saying, “This picture is the antithesis of what childhood in our society should be; a child being exposed to a world she is not yet equipped to deal with solely to serve the needs of the adults around her."
Her mother claimed that she turned down most of the modeling offers she received, saying that her daughter lived a normal life.
But being only a child, Blondeau didn’t get a say in the debate that her modeling career had sparked.
She remained popular as she got older, gaining a steady following on Instagram.
In an interview in 2015 with Teen Vogue, she said, “My favorite part of the job is meeting new photographers and makeup artists. I love to try on the clothes, too!"
She also wanted to be a movie star! In 2015, she went on to star in the French film Belle & Sébastien: The Adventure Continues.
When asked what it was like to be a child model she was surprisingly nonchalant.
via: Getty ImagesShe responded about being a teen model and seemed to have no qualms with her past as a child model.
“Well, Kate Moss started modeling at the age of fifteen, and that was a little while ago," she said. "So, no. I’m not too young. If you have a good agency and people who take care of you… it’s perfect."
via: Getty ImagesSo what does she look like now?
In response, Blondeau’s mother said, “I admit I myself was shocked during the photo shoot. But let me be precise: the only thing that shocked me is that the necklace she wore was worth €3 million!"
After Paris Fashion Week in 2016, W Magazine asked her what her plans were for the night.
via: Getty ImagesThe very level-headed Blondeau replied, “Going home to get some rest and going to school."