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She walked her first runway at four. Now Thylane Blondeau is walking the red carpet.

Thylane Blondeau was four years old when she walked the runway for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Six years later she appeared in a Tom Ford-edited issue of French Vogue wearing adult-sized leopard print heels and reclining on a tiger print rug.

Look familiar? Source: Vogue Paris

At the time, the very grown-up objectification of a very underage girl stirred up quite a bit of controversy, with the 10-year-old's provocative poses a problem for parents, politicians, and child advocacy groups alike.

But that certainly didn't stop Blondeau, whose Brigitte Bardot-esque looks have seen her go from strength to strength in her burgeoning career.

She later appeared in Jalouse and Teen Vogue, and recently signed with top agency IMG Worldwide, the same modelling agency as sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid as well as Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber.

Now 16, she has more than a million Instagram followers and reportedly trying her hand at acting.

Thylane Blondeau at the premiere of 'Okja'.Source: Getty
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Certainly, she looked every bit the movie star when she walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival last month, attending two events and wore glamorous golden gowns to each.

When she first appeared in the media, Blondeau was dubbed 'the most beautiful girl in the world', which is a lot for any young woman to be saddled with.

Before appearing on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Source: Getty

Luckily for her, the daughter of French footballer Patrick Blondeau and TV presenter Veronika Loubry somehow managed to side-step her awkward teen years.

We're not sure what the future holds for her but given she reached the pinnacle of many model's careers at 10 with a Vogue editorial, we have a feeling she's going to be just fine.

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Feature image: Vogue Paris

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