'Most beautiful girl in the world' scoops title 11 years after her first win

She was crowned the “most beautiful girl in the world” when she was just 6, and Thylane Blondeau has now won the title again at the age of 17.

The model, who is the daughter of French footballer Patrick Blondeau and fashion designer Veronika Loubry, took the top spot on TC Candler’s annual awards list. The results were announced in a video, The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018.

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Taking to her Instagram, Thylane posted a picture of the video for her 2.6 million followers, saying she couldn’t believe she had taken the title again.

“I just can’t believe it myself … thanks so much @tccandler and everyone who voted,” she wrote. “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.”

Thylane began her career when she was 4, walking for the fashion label Jean Paul Gaultier. Photos showing off her piercing blue eyes and blond hair captivated people around the world.

At the age of 10, Thylane ignited controversy for being involved in what some considered a risqué photo shoot for Vogue Paris, which many branded “disgraceful” and “irresponsible.”

Since then, she’s made Fashion Week appearances in both London and Paris.

Thylane was also the face of the spring/summer 2018 campaign of well-known French brand Juicy Couture. She now has her own clothing line, Heaven May.

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Thylane Blondeau over the years
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Thylane Blondeau over the years
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06: Thylane Blondeau arrives at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Thylane Blondeau and Veronika Loubry attend the17th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Thylane Blondeau and Veronika Loubry attend the17th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Belle et Sebastien : L'Aventure Continue' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Capucine on November 29, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kay-Paris Fernandes/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Tcheky Karyo, Christian Duguay, Margaux Chatelier, Felix Bossuet, Thierry Neuvic, Thylane Blondeau and guests attend the 'Belle et Sebastien : L'Aventure Continue' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Capucine on November 29, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kay-Paris Fernandes/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 29: Actress Thylane Blondeau (Daughter of Veronika Loubry) attends the ' Belle et Sebastien - L'Aventure Continue' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Capucine on November 29, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurent Viteur/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau is seen arriving at Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week : Womenswear Fall Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau arrives at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: (L-R) Thylane Blondeau and Marie-Ange Casta attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau attends the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party - Photocall as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Thylane Blondeau attends the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Thylane Blondeau attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Thylane Blondeau attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Thylane Blondeau attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Thylane Blondeau attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Thylane Blondeau attends 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thylane Blondeau attends the Dolce And Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 25, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thylane Blondeau attends the Dolce And Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 25, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thylane Blondeau attends the Dolce&Gabbana Boutique Opening Event during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 25, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thylane Blondeau, Dylan Jagger Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee attend the Dolce And Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 25, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thylane Blondeau attends the Dolce&Gabbana Boutique Opening Event during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 25, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Thylane Blondeau arrives at the Gold Obsession Party - L'Oreal Paris as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Liya Kebede, Thylane Blondeau, Barbara Palvin, Doutzen Kroes, Cheryl Cole, Natasha Poly, Bianca Balti attend the Gold Obsession Party - L'Oreal Paris : Photocall as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Thylane Blondeau attends the L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession Party at Hotel de la Monnaie on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 4, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Thylane Blondeau arrives at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 4, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Thylane Blondeau is seen arriving at Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on October 4, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Thylane Blondeau attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 4, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
CAPRI, ITALY - OCTOBER 20: Thylane Blondeau and Gabriel Kane Day Lewis are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2017 #DGMillennials Advertising Campaign on October 20, 2016 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images )
CAPRI, ITALY - OCTOBER 21: Thylane Blondeau is seen on the set ofthe Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2017 #DGMillennials Advertising Campaign on October 21, 2016 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images )
CAPRI, ITALY - OCTOBER 21: Zendaya, Sonia Ben Ammar and Thylane Blondeau are seen on the set ofthe Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2017 #DGMillennials Advertising Campaign on October 21, 2016 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images )
CAPRI, ITALY - OCTOBER 21: Thylane Blondeau is seen on the set ofthe Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2017 #DGMillennials Advertising Campaign on October 21, 2016 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images )
CAPRI, ITALY - OCTOBER 21: Thylane Blondeau is seen on the set ofthe Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2017 #DGMillennials Advertising Campaign on October 21, 2016 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images )
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Thylane Blondeau attends the H&M Studio show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on March 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Thylane Blondeau attends the H&M Studio show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on March 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Thylane Blondeau is seen arriving at Miu Miu fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Thylane Blondeau attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Thylane Blondeau arrives at the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Thylane Blondeau attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Thylane Blondeau is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau is spotted at Hotel Martinez during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau is spotted at Hotel Martinez during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Model Thylane Blondeau is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Model Thylane Blondeau is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Model Thylane Blondeau is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Okja' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Model Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Okja' premiere during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Thylane Blondeau attends the Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYNOW Fall 2017 Show during London Fashion Week September 2017 at The Roundhouse on September 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger )
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Thylane Blondeau attends the Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYNOW Fall 2017 Show during London Fashion Week September 2017 at the Roundhouse on September 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Thylane Blondeau walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana secret show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 at Bar Martini on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Thylane Blondeau attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Thylane Blondeau attends the L'Oreal Paris X Balmain event as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on September 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Thylane Blondeau walks the runway during the Le Defile L'Oreal Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Thylane Blondeau attends Dolce & Gabbana Queen Of Hearts Party show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 at on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Thylane Blondeau is seen on November 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG022/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Model Thylane Blondeau arrives to attend the 'L'Oreal Paris X Balmain' party on September 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Thylane Blondeau is seen on November 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 10: Thylane Blondeau attends the screening of 'Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 10, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
French model Thylane Blondeau poses as she arrives on May 10, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite)' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 10: Thylane Blondeau attends the screening of 'Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 10, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Thylane Blondeau is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 11, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Thylane Blondeau is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 11, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 19: Thylane Blondeau walks the runway at the Byblos Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 19, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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