Future mononym

Have you ever met anyone named “Thylane”? Neither have I. Which means that if Thylane Léna-Rose Loubry Blondeau wants to be known henceforth simply as Thylane, there probably won’t be too many objections raised. Besides, she’s pretty well known already: at six, she was named by a panel of independent critics as the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. And at six, she’d already been modeling for two years, the sort of phenomenon that got her into something called Vogue Enfants at ten, where there was a brouhaha reminiscent of Brooke Shields’ early days: mere child made up to look grown-up.

Thylane Blondeau on a Sea-Doo

Thylane Blondeau alone near the top of the stairs

Thylane Blondeau rocks a Little Black Dress

At seventeen, that same Panel of Independent Critics gave her that same Most Beautiful title once more; she just turned 18 this past spring.

And in 2015, she had a small role in Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues, which I presume is a sequel to the original. She dished to a French paper at the time:

Frankly, I thought she came off more appealing as a 14-year-old child actress than as a model of any age. Maybe it’s that whole models-are-supposed-to-scowl thing.

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  1. Georganna Hancock »

    13 July 2019 · 7:23 pm

    My neighbors’ girl looked like this at 12. By 20 she was a single mother of a Mexican/Tahitian/African-American baby & has no post-secondary training. I’ve wondered if she’d been better off in modeling as I suggested 13 years ago?

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