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Thylane Blondeau From Fashion Scandal, at 10, to World’s Most Beautiful Model, at 16

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Thylane Blondeau scandalized Europe as a 10-year-old modeling adult clothes. See her now! (Photo: Love Magazine)

Thylane Blondeau scandalized Europe and much of the fashion world when she posed provocatively in adult lingerie and touched off an international debate about the sexualization of pre-teen models. She’s 16 now and still being called the most beautiful model in the world.

Thylane Blondeau Sensual at 16 (Click Photos to Enlarge!)
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IM first reported on Blondeau when she was 10, just after her debut in Paris Vogue.

In the feature, edited by top designer Tom Ford, she wore full make up, plunging gold lamé gowns and high heels among other adult outfits.

She’d already appeared in sexy, even topless photo shoots.

The Vogue outing earned the title of most beautiful woman in the world.

Thylane was said to have a face reminiscent of legendary French sex kitten Brigitte Bardot and a gap-tooth smile that mirrors top model Natalia Vodianova.

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The photo that touch off an international scandal. Ten-year-old Thylane Blondeau posing in Vogue Paris.

Despite the controversy, Blondeau continued modeling. At 13, she was covering adult fashion magazines and has been an in-demand model ever since, even though she is just 16.

She’s modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, Belle & Sebastian and Ralph Lauren and is a brand ambassador for L’Oréal.

In her latest photo shoot, she’s photographed by Carin Backoff for bi-annual British style publication, Love magazine.

Thylane works little black dresses in lacy styles, Dennis Gots styled her hair and Kate Synnott handled makeup.

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