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Learn more about Léopold Dutrey‘s background and history

About Léopold DUTREY

I was born in French family in Lyon, but moved at the age of 2 for my dad’s job in Thailand. I grew up in Chang Mai with my brother and sister, attending international schools where the only language I would speak was basically English. We all moved back in France in a small village in Ardèche. In Le Cheylard, I did my middle school, before I chose to leave for Grenoble in high school. I spent a year in a host family, before my parents and twin siblings joined me. It took me years of artistic gymnastics before I realized I was too tall for the sport and started acrobatic gymnastics in Grenoble. I eventually became France’s National champion in the Mixed Duo National B Category by the end of my high school years in 2018. I graduated with my OIB Baccalaureate “Mention Très Bien” and got into a pretty selective Franco German dual degree program in International Business. I moved to Mannheim in Germany and there was no club to continue training.

That’s when, I started doing shootings with photographers, hoping to build a nice portfolio, get into an agency and have a cool model job to get some money, when really, I was trying to fill a void. It didn’t work out as planned but posting my pictures parallelly on social media help me build a network of people that helped me moved forward and believe in myself. I eventually shifted my focus from model agencies to building a community on Instagram.

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Timeline of Léopold dUTREY’s Life

  • Jan 2000

    Born in Lyon

  • 2001

    Twin brother and sister born

  • 2002

    Moved to Thailand

  • 2003 - 2010

    American International schools

  • 2003

    APIK (American Pacific International school)

  • 2006

    CMIS (Chang Mai International School) – Grade 1 to Grade 4

  • 2010 – 2016

    Collège des Deux Vallées au Cheylard, Ardèche

  • 2010

    Artistic gymnastics & Drama classes (6 years)

  • 2011

    German at school

  • 2016

    Brevet Mention Très Bien

  • 2016 - 2018

    Grenoble, CSI (Cité Scolaire International) Europole

  • 2016

    Host family in Grenoble

  • 2017

    Acrobatic gymnastics

  • 2018

    Baccalaureate “Mention Très Bien »

  • 2018

    France’s National Champion : Acrobatic Gymnastics, National B, Mixed Duo Category

  • 2018 - 2021

    University - Bachelor in International Business

  • 2018 - 2020

    DHBW Mannheim

  • 2019

    Modeling

  • 2020

    Instagram & Tiktok

  • 2021

    100k followers on Instagram

  • 2020 - 2021

    Paris Dauphine University – PSL

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