Thylane Blondeau’s name might not be a household name yet. But her face is hard to forget. A little over ten years ago, the world over was stunned by a 6 year old picture of Blondeau. There was no mistaking the beautiful proportions of her face and even at the tender age of 6, she knew how to work her gaze!
That famous picture of Blondeau at age six earned her the accolade the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Fast forward 11 years, and we see a 17 year old Blondeau rising above the rest and crowned the Most Beautiful Face of 2018. The title was given to her by film critic TC Candler and the Independent Critics, a body of critics who prides themselves for un-bias and well researched reviews.
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According to the body’s website:
Unlike most other annual beauty rankings, The INDEPENDENT CRITICS LIST is not a popularity contest and it is definitely not country specific. It is not about the sexiest body or the most famous celebrity. Rather, the list attempts to inform & broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it.
THE INDEPENDENT CRITICS are a diverse group, led by TC Candler, who search far and wide, listening to the many millions of suggestions submitted by the public over the past couple of decades, and they then put together a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.
Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, originality, daring, passion, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face. With those criteria in mind, TC Candler and the members select only 100 faces out of the approximately 85,000 female celebrities (which works out to less than 0.0012%). It is a thankless task, as no individual will ever agree with all of the choices. However, the general consensus has been that the INDEPENDENT CRITICS have created a celebratory list that cherishes the feminine aesthetic and opens the world’s eyes to a unique, diverse and international collection of beautiful faces.
This wasn’t the first time Blondeau made the list, the French model came in runner up in 2017 to Liza Soberano. Thylane started off her career as a model at the tender age of four modelling for Jean Paul Gaultier. At the age of 10, the young model was caught in a scandal for sexualising children when modelling for Dior. Fortunately this did not deter her from pursuing her modelling career. In 2018, at just the grand age of 17, the youngster even launched her very own fashion line Heaven May.
Blondeau thanked the critic Candler in a special Instagram post along with a wish for all her fans:
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I just can’t believe it myself …thanks so much @tccandler and everyone who voted..I never thought i was once number one !!🙈 I’m thankful to all of you 🙏I really hope your having great holidays and spend nice Christmas with your family ..all the best to all of you guys lots of love .🇫🇷 @tccandler
Runner up to Blondeau is Taiwanese K-pop singer Choi Tzu-yu followed by Israeli model Yael Shelbia. Aquaman star, Jason Momoa, tops the Most Handsome Face in the World list closely followed by Korean star Jeon Jung-Kook and Idris Elba.
Congratulations to Thylane Blondeau!