Kylian Mbappé: Who is Léa, the young woman who caught his eye in viral video?

The images have been making the rounds on social media: in Cannes, Kylian Mbappé appeared to have a crush on a young woman, who subsequently made a name for herself online. But who is this infamous Léa?

Kylian Mbappé footballer fell in love crush first sight young woman
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Kylian Mbappé footballer fell in love crush first sight young woman

How do you become a social media star in just a few hours, without even asking? It's a question many young people ask themselves, and one that Léa could answer. But who is she? To understand everything, we need to go back to 19 May 2024, to the south of France, in Cannes. At the time, when the Cannes Film Festival was taking place.

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Kylian Mbappé is said to have fallen in love with her

Among the celebrities was a certain Kylian Mbappé, who was enjoying himself at the end of a season in which he played less before leaving Paris Saint-Germain. Before the French Cup final against Lyon, and before announcing his new job at Real Madrid, the Parisian striker decided to head to Cannes with friends. This included PSG teammate Ousmane Dembélé. Sitting down at a restaurant, the two footballers enjoyed a show in the Cannes sunshine.

In a video posted on social media, Mbappé can be seen looking intently at a young woman waving a Dutch flag in front of him. Wide-eyed, he lets out a 'wow' that seems to imply that he has a crush on her, and tells Ousmane Dembélé all about it. On X and Instagram, the short video of this moment was shared thousands of times, with the caption

Kylian he just fell in love in three seconds.

The young woman in question was soon found on social networks. She also made a name for herself. Her name is Léa and, though followed by a few hundred people before her meeting with the footballer, she now has 117,000 followers on Instagram. And it's far from over!

On Instagram, over the last few months, she has posted photographs of herself on holiday on the Côte d'Azur or in Morocco. Underneath all her publications, you can read the little onlookers who have come to comment 'Madame Mbappé', among other compliments highlighting her 'beauty'. In a story published Thursday, May 23, the young woman who is no longer anonymous lets it be known that she is in the Maldives. An opportunity for her to get away from all the buzz surrounding her in France.

Who is this Léa?

On social media, she's become a real attraction. She's the talk of the ton on Instagram, X and TikTok. Some Internet users have even had fun doing a little research on her. We learned that she had appeared in a video clip by French rapper RK, suggesting that she might be a model. In messages that have since been deleted, an Internet user claimed that the famous Léa was her brother's ex-girlfriend. One thing's for sure: whoever she is, Léa could become a well-known and recognised influencer, thanks in no small part to her fast-growing following community. Perhaps some product placements will make an appearance.

We're now waiting to hear what happens next. Will Kylian Mbappé contact the young woman again? It seems unlikely, or perhaps he'll do it as discreetly as possible. Indeed, the French footballer has always been very discreet about his love affairs. In fact, he has never made any relationship official, preferring to concentrate on his sporting activities. However, he has reportedly been seeing Emma Smet, Johnny Hallyday's granddaughter, and there have been rumours of a relationship with model Rose Bertram and net star Ester Exposito. He also reportedly took a monumental step back from a very famous female influencer. So what's next for KM7's little heartthrob?

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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