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17-year-old lands modeling gig after World Cup picture goes viral

POSTED: July 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.
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Photo from the World Cup lands teenager a modeling contract.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — While Belgium may not have won the World Cup, one of its fans had her picture go viral during a game, landing her a modeling shoot with L'Oreal.
Axelle Despiegelaere, 17, was decked out with devil horns and face paint to cheer on Belgium during group play of the World Cup. When Getty Images photographer Martin Bureau snapped a picture of her, the photo went viral on Twitter, according to Yahoo Sports.
After the photo was featured in several newspapers around the world, Despiegelaere was approached by L'Oreal Professionnel Belgium representatives and was featured in an ad on July 8. The video had 755,231 views on YouTube as of Thursday.
The teen set up a Facebook page that quickly garnered over 200,000 "likes," according to the Sydney Morning Herald. She has since made the page private.

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