Controversial Vogue model is back…and now she’s 13 years-old!

Thylane Blondeau is only 13 years-old and her name is already a controversial one thanks to her Vogue spread.

In 2011, Thylane, then only 10 years-old, featured in one of Carine Roitfield’s last issues of Vogue Paris in a Tom Ford edition.

The spread caused massive controversy as it featured the young girl in heavy make-up, designer adult clothes, heels, diamonds and gold.


The photos angered people who believed it sexualised children.

Thylane has now grabbed her second magazine cover (she also starred on Vogue Enfants) featuring on the front of the French fashion book, Jalouse.


The magazine call Thylane the “new Kate Moss” as well as adding the hashtag #bornin2001. Talk about rubbing it in!

Thylane’s new cover features her in significantly more age appropriate clothing and no obvious make-up.

The question remains, how young is too young for modelling? There is no doubt that Thylane has a huge career ahead of her in the fashion world, but why the need to start so early?