On Thursday we told you about the beautiful Belgian World Cup attendee who, after a photo of her cheering for her home team went viral, scored a beauty contract with L'Oreal Professionnel. Well, she might not only go down in history for being the most gorgeous soccer fan on record, but also for having the shortest modeling deal of all time.
Axelle Despiegelaere caught the attention of the beauty brand, as well of thousands of admirers around the globe, during the World Cup, and as soon as she returned home to Belgium, she set up a Facebook account, likely in order to capitalize on her newfound fame and begin a modeling career.
This Facebook page was taken down shortly after, and we might have figured out the reason why: The 17-year-old posted a photo of herself posing with a gazelle she'd killed while hunting, with the less-than-sensitive caption, "Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that..this was about 1 year ago...ready to hunt Americans today haha."
Fans were angered by her comment, and it seems that L'Oreal may have been as well. A spokesperson has not yet returned our request for comment, but told the The Independent: "L’Oréal Professionnel Belgium collaborated with her on an ad hoc basis to produce a video for social media use in Belgium. The contract has now been completed." Although the rep would not say whether or not the hunting photo played into L'Oreal's decision to cut ties with Despiegelaere, the company is adamantly against the testing of products on animals.
We thought for sure that Despiegelaere's modeling career would last much longer than the (seemingly endless) World Cup, but we guess we were very wrong.