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Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaer lands modeling deal after photos go viral (photos)

Axelle-Despiegelaere

During Belgium’s run to the quarterfinals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, one fan of Les Diables Rouges attracted a bevy of attention on the Internet. And now, even though her beloved squad came up short, losing 1-0 to Argentina, due to the massive World Cup exposure, the 17-year-old has landed a modeling contract with a French cosmetics giant.

First discovered during the Group Stage and usually spotted wearing Belgium colors and devil horns hat, Axelle Despiegelaer has become a certifiable celebrity.

Once photos of her started going viral on the Internet, Despiegelaer launched a Facebook page in late June that now has amassed over 17,000 likes.

Despiegelaer shared the news with her online followers on Tuesday that she won a contract with L’Oreal. She has even been featured in a L’Oreal video.

Some photos she posted to her Facebook page demonstrate that young lady certainly has a future in modeling. As the New York Daily News wrote, “Sometimes it does pay to just stand there and look pretty.”

Best of luck to her.

[New York Daily News]

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