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Belgian football fan lands modelling gig after being spotted cheering at World Cup

Just like ridiculously good-looking felon before her.

A YOUNG BELGIAN football fan has landed herself a modelling contract with L’Oreal after a photograph of her cheering at the World Cup went viral.

Seventeen-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere was spotted at her native country’s fixture against Russia on June 23rd and caught the attention of many.

The next day, Despiegelaere set up a Facebook fan page, which has since picked up a cool 25,000 likes. The about section reads:

I’m Axelle Despiegelaere,The young Belgian Supporter who suddenly became famous during the World Cup.

On Tuesday, L’Oreal uploaded this video of Despieglaere getting her hair did.

Source: L'Oréal Professionnel BELGILUX/YouTube

And yesterday, Despiegelaere announced that she had signed a contract with the cosmetics giant.

axelle Source: Axelle Despiegelaere/Facebook

Nice if you can get it, we say.

It hasn’t all been rosy, however. Despiegelaere has come in for criticism after she posted this photograph of herself posing alongside a dead oryx gazelle.

axelle2 Source: Axelle Despiegelaere/Facebook

Despiegelaere hasn’t explained the photo or removed it, but did offer up this semi-apology:

Hi,i didn’t mean to offend anyone..it was a joke
thanks for understanding. :)

Alright then.

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