Thylane Blondeau braved the sunny streets of the French Riviera this week. The “World’s Most Beautiful Girl” who has been carrying around her moniker since she was spotted at the age of 4 hit up St. Tropez’s streets on Monday as she walked her dog – the French model and social media sensation has mostly been making headlines for staying indoors amid COVID-19, even having celebrated her 19th birthday in lock-down last month.
Keep scrolling for Thylane’s best photos, plus why she doesn’t feel she deserves her title.
Thylane – relatively unknown in the U.S. – is a major sensation in her native France, with her dog-walking outing seeing her chased by the paparazzi. The Aix-en-Provence native was snapped fully makeup-free and in biker chick mode as she flaunted her slender frame in an all-black look – the Heaven May Clothing founder and 2019 Cosmopolitan “Model of the Year” was rocking a skimpy black crop top flashing her stomach, plus white-drawstring pants, matching vinyl gloves, and a face mask.
Beady-eyed fans will have spotted Blondeau’s Hebrew arm tattoo as she also donned a marijuana-leaf necklace and chunky black biker boots.
Thylane, whose career has already seen her walk the runway for prestigious Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana brands, has addressed her “Most Beautiful” status – the model was discovered by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
“Firstly: I do not consider myself the most beautiful girl in the world! When I was little, people always told me. But I did not even understand what they meant. Because who says that? Who says I am the most beautiful?” she told L’Officiel, with Unilad translating her feature.
Thylane keeps it mysterious on her Instagram. Promos for the Cacharel fragrance she fronts are standard for a social media face endorsing a brand, but the non-geo-tagged ocean snaps and unknown Starbucks locations maintain the blonde’s enticing edge – 2020 has also seen Thylane napping in a crop top and surrounded by soft toys, alongside stunning fans in an off-the-shoulder pajama onesie as she showed off a face mask.
Thylane’s 3.5 million followers also include a celebrity face – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna keeps tabs on her.
Thylane is shy. When Frivolette asked the beauty if she has any hidden talents, the reply was:
“To be honest, I do not like to talk about myself. It’s funny, is not it? But I play the piano, guitar and drums. And I’m singing. But I’m terribly embarrassed about everything I do.”
Thylane also has an affectionate name for her growing army of social media followers, calling them “Thylaners.” As to the model’s own icons, she looks up to two very well-known faces, worshipping supermodel sister duo Gigi and Bella Hadid.