That 17-Year-Old World Cup Fan Just Signed a Modeling Contract With L'Oreal

And our hair envy is through the roof.

You might think it's only the World Cup players (opens in new tab) that have a lot at stake during a match, but a fan could have just as much to win.

Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old fan from Belgium named Axelle Despiegelaere was rooting for her country's team when a photo of her decked out in Red Devils paraphernalia in the stands was taken. The internet was captivated by the Belgian stunner and the image immediately went viral, earning Despiegelaere a colassal 227,000 likes on a Facebook fan page.

As if that wasn't enough of a life-altering win, the teenager was approached by L'Oréal for a modeling contact and has officially signed on. Her first endeavour with the international beauty brand? A beauty tutorial video as part of the brand's social media campaign, which has already racked up a monster 437,200 views and counting. Full disclosure: our hair envy is through the roof. Watch the video, below, and remember your big break could just be a fancam pan away.


L'Oréal has ended its contract with Despiegelaere after a photo of her surfaced in which she's holding a rifle over what appears to be a dead gazelle. Fans immediately took to social media to voice their outrage.

Soon after, L'Oréal released the following statement:

"Axelle de Spiegelaere is not one of L'Oréal Professionnel's spokespeople. L'Oréal Professionnel Belgium collaborated with her on an ad hoc basis to produce a video for social media use in Belgium. This has now been produced."

Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.