Updated 06:02 AM EDT, Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Belgian World Cup Fan Dropped From L'Oreal Modeling Contract After Hunting Photos Surface

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When the World Cup photos of Belgian beauty Alex Despiegelaere cheering in the stands in Brazil went viral, cosmetic giant L'Oreal jumped on the opportunity, offering the 17-year-old Red Devil fan a modeling contract.

But now, only a few days after her stint as a cover girl began, Despiegelaere has been dropped by the makeup company, allegedly due to social media posts that reference hunting.

The teen posted a photo posing next to what appears to be a dead gazelle, with the tag line, "Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that...this is about 1 year ago...ready to hunt Americans today haha."

According to Business Insider, the caption Despiegelaere used for the Facebook photo was in reference to a World Cup match between Belgium and the United States.

Although L'Oreal would not confirm that the photos were the cause of the terminated modeling contract, a representative told "[L'Oreal] no longer tests on animals, anywhere in the world, and does not delegate this task to others."

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