Sexy Belgian Soccer Fan Spotted At World Cup Signs Modeling Deal with L’Oreal
For those of you who don’t know Axelle Despiegelaere, you’re about to. For those of you who watched the Belgians play during the World Cup, chances are you’re already familiar with Despiegelaere, whether you knew it or not. She was the gorgeous fan with the tri-colored devil hat that the cameras could not keep their lenses off — and now it seems that the exposure has paid off. Ms. Axelle Despiegelaere has just signed a contract with L’Oreal, and it seems like she could be the next big thing.
It all started in Belgium’s game against Russia on June 22nd. A tepid affair, by all accounts — Belgium won 1-0 thanks to a late penalty by Divock Origi, but what was a crucial three points for Belgium turned out to be the most important afternoon of Axelle Despiegelaere’s life.
The camera found its way over to the absurdly photogenic Belgian about halfway through the match, and, in a sign of what’s to come, it cut back to her no less than five times during that match. The rest, as they say, is history, and now, upon returning to Belgium, Despiegelaere has inked a contract with cosmetics giant L’Oreal.
How the World Cup Changed It All
Before the World Cup, Axelle Despiegelaere was just your typical 17-year-old student. An avid football fan, she, like so many other soccer fans, made the pilgrimage to the holy land of football, to support her country in football domination. Yet in one match her life changed.
At the moment, little is known about Despiegelaere — just that she’s from Belgium, she’s a student, and her success has come absolutely out of nowhere. She has recently locked her Twitter account, a wise move from such a young girl. She’s done a great job of keeping her privacy thus far, but that shouldn’t last very long, especially as the media around her intensifies.
One thing’s for sure — her popularity is exploding and it will only continue to rise. She established an official Facebook page that has already accrued almost 20,000 followers, a number which will only continue to rise. She’s also created a official Twitter account that has gained 400 followers since the 26th of June.
She has seen a meteoric rise to Internet fame after her pictures went viral — an insanely quick jump to stardom that has seen her already get a surely lucrative contract with Australian swimwear company Seafolly.
On Tuesday she signed a modeling contract with Paris hair and beauty company L’Oreal, further cementing her place as the sweetheart of the internet at the moment. It’s an enviable position, and one that suggests that she will continue to grow in prominence in the coming months.
It has all been a whirlwind month for Ms. Despiegelaere, whose life has turned upside down. A trip that started as a vacation turned into a dream job. As with every person who gains fame from the internet; however, it remains to be seen whether she’ll be just a flash-in-the-pan or will continue to climb the notoriously cutthroat ladder of the modeling world.
There’s signs that she still has some naivete, such as this post that shows her next to a downed impala, a rifle resting on her shoulder, with a fat grin slapped across her face. It’s an image that has already sparked some outrage on her Facebook page, and is surely something that L’Oreal will look to distance themselves from in the near future.
On a whole; however, it seems like Despiegelaere might be on the track to modeling superstardom. She is engaged with her fanbase on Facebook, accessible while private. She has the girl-next-door approachability to her, both in her appearance and in her public interactions. Pictures like this aside, it seems like we will be seeing a lot more of Axelle Despiegelare. Stay tuned.