I think it’s safe to say that for many years, the modeling industry has been a touchy subject for a lot for people, from its unrealistic body standards to underweight models walking the catwalk for young girls all over the world to see.
However, the industry as a whole hasn’t slowed down. And while more and more people are advocating for positive, realistic men and women to be shown in ads and on runways, there is still much debate over the use of children in modeling. One of the most prominent examples of this controversy occurred a few years ago when a young, French model was featured in Vogue.
When Thylane Blondeau was 10 years old, she was featured in an editorial for Vogue and was dubbed the most beautiful girl in the world.
Vogue was criticized for sexualizing Blondeau.
Blondeau’s mother even admitted that the first shoot shocked her, but not for the reason you would expect.
“The only thing that shocked me [was] that the necklace she wore was worth €3 million!”
Loubry also claims she has turned down the majority of the work her daughter has been offered and says she has led a “normal life.”
So even though the Vogue editorial caused more controversy than anyone who worked on it had expected, Blondeau continued to model, and still does today.
She dreams of becoming an actress like her mother.
And what does she think about getting into modeling at such a young age?
Her first starring role was in the 2015 French film Belle & Sébastien: The Adventure Continues.
The shoot raised concerns about the use of children as models and how it could potentially have a negative impact on them in the future.
Resting, finishing school, and enjoying regular, teenager things, like music and friends.
What do you think about Blondeau’s modeling controversy and the idea of children being models in general? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!