World Cup fan scores modelling gig from cheering

Axelle Despiegelaere snagged a modelling gig after cheering on her team. Photo / Facebook
Axelle Despiegelaere snagged a modelling gig after cheering on her team. Photo / Facebook

This girl's team were sent packing, but the excited blonde Belgian fan walked away a winner from the World Cup.

Photos of Axelle Despiegelaere went viral after she was snapped supporting her country as they came up against Russia in Rio on June 22, according to Yahoo.com.

The 17-year-old was dressed up in black, yellow and red - her nation's colours - with face paint, horns and enthusiastically waving pom poms in the stands.

On her return to Belgium Axelle set up a Facebook page which has so far gathered over 200,000 likes.

The pics caught the attention of cosmetics giant L'Oreal, and on Tuesday Axelle announced on Facebook she had inked a deal with the company.

"Feeling excited," she wrote, according to Yahoo.com.

She has already posted a video online of her flaunting the hair care products. Watch it here.

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