We first got acquainted with Thylane Blondeau when she was 10 years old and posing in the Tom Ford-edited Jan. 2011 issue of Vogue Paris -- one of Carine Roitfeld's last at the title. The beauty-focused editorial featured Blondeau (and a handful of other tween models) heavily made up, wearing what Roitfeld called "mom clothes" and dripping in diamonds, which ignited widespread controversy that accused the fashion industry of sexualizing children.
In addition to this infamous spread, Blondeau scored the cover of the Vogue Paris supplement Vogue Enfants, and had entire Tumblr pages dedicated to her style and beautiful (mostly age-appropriate) editorial images, but she still came under fire in the media. While Blondeau probably didn't want to start her modeling career as the poster girl for creepy child objectification, there was no denying that she's a star in the making. She's gorgeous.
Now Blondeau is 13 years old, and she's landed her first "grown up" magazine cover: The April issue of the hip French fashion book Jalouse. The model took to her Twitter account to share the news with her fans, and the magazine touts her as the "new Kate Moss" in the cover lines. She looks to be dressed in the typical teenage girl uniform of plaid shirts, denim and tees, but we can't help but wonder: How will the public react this time?
For Jalouse Magazine pic.twitter.com/TUt2vpySS8
— Thylane L-R Blondeau (@TLBlondeau) March 19, 2014