The “most beautiful girl in the world” is back and rocking a bikini post-surgery.
Thylane Blondeau — who twice topped TC Candler’s annual “100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year” list — had her abs on display in a blue bandeau bikini for a beach shoot with ETAM Thursday.
The 21-year-old French model and clothing designer revealed in late 2021 that she has had multiple surgeries over the past year for complications with ovarian cysts.
She shared her health problems on Instagram at the time with photos from her hospital bed, explaining that she had surgery after an ovarian cyst “exploded in her stomach.”
“From this experience I’ve learned that when you’re body hurts, don’t let it slide and take care of it, you must see different doctors until some of them find the problem and heals it. Any pain even the little ones can hide something way more important,” she said at the time, according to Daily Mail.
Blondeau, who showed off a small tattoo on her torso in her bikini, first caught the world’s attention at age 6 in 2007, when she was first dubbed the “World’s Most Beautiful Girl” — and hailed as the “new Kate Moss.”
But her modeling career didn’t start there — the youngster walked the Jean Paul Gaultier catwalk when she was just 4 years old.
From there, she became the world’s youngest model to ever pose for Vogue Paris at the age of 10, in a photo shoot that some deemed too suggestive.
At 17 years old, she snagged the “Most Beautiful Girl” title for a second time, more than a decade after her first reign.
Blondeau took to Instagram after the win to thank her fans for their support, writing: “I just can’t believe it myself.”
Now, the model has 5.8 million followers on Instagram, as well as her own clothing brand, No Smile.
The new photoshoot comes shortly after the daughter of French soccer player Patrick Blondeau and actress and fashion designer Veronika Loubry posted a string of photos from her vacation to Portugal and Span.
Blondeau showed off her body in bikinis and a leotard that she paired with white-and-purple Nike sneakers.