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Meet Thylane Blondeau, the model daughter of an ex-Premier League star

A former Premier League star’s daughter — who was dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world” — is now the one making headlines.

French model Thylane Blondeau, 21, burst onto the modeling scene aged just ten.

She then featured in French Vogue before hitting her teens after she was spotted at a Jean Paul Gaultier show.

Now she has over 5.3 million followers on Instagram as she looks set to eclipse the fame of her parents.

The stunner is the child of former Sheffield Wednesday and Watford defender Patrick Blondeau.

The now 54-year-old, who won two caps for France, joined the Owls from Monaco at the start of the 1997/98 Premier League campaign.

He only spent one season at Wednesday before heading home to sign Bordeaux and then Marseille.

However, he did return to England with Watford in the Championship for another year in 2001 — just months after the birth of Thylane.

But the father and daughter duo are not the only famous faces in the family — his ex-wife and the model’s mom is French actress and television presenter, Veronika Loubry.

Blondeau boasts over five million Instagram followers
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Her father Patrick Blondeau played as a defender for both Watford and Sheffield Wednesday.
Her father, Patrick Blondeau, played as a defender for both Watford and Sheffield Wednesday.
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The model gained a lot of attention from the media aged just six when her big blue eyes and tousled hair earned her the title “the most beautiful girl in the world.”

Born in Aix-en-Provence, France in 2001, Thylane was tipped to be fashion’s next big thing and drew comparisons to Brigitte Bardot, who appeared in Elle magazine aged 15.

But it was Thylane’s shoot for a beauty section in Vogue in 2011 that saw her hit the headlines when she became one of the youngest models to ever feature in the magazine.

Blondeau stepped out for Paris Fashion Week in October 2021
Blondeau stepped out for Paris Fashion Week in October 2021
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Blondeau attends a Paris Fashion Week event in September 2020
Blondeau attended a Paris Fashion Week event in September 2020
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Since the famous Vogue shoot, the star has continued to go from strength to strength with her modeling career working for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oreal, and creating her own brand back in 2018 named Heaven May.

Thylane was No. 1 in the Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018.

She said afterward: “I just can’t believe it myself, thanks so much.”

“I talk with them all the time, and often my mother helps me to answer messages.”

Blondeau has modeled for notable fashion houses, including Dolce & Gabbana
Blondeau has modeled for notable fashion houses, including Dolce & Gabbana
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And not willing to rest on her laurels, she recently posed in Monte Carlo as her Insta following rose to 5.3 million.

When quizzed on her growing social media fanbase several years ago, Thylane told Frivolette: “You know, this does not affect me in any way.

“I’m still young, I’m pleased. And I try to do everything for my ‘Thylaners.’

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.