About Barbara Palvin
Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model who first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Swimsuit Issue in 2016.
Her early life and career beginnings
Barbara is the daughter of Hungarian parents Agnes and Ben Palvin. She attended Ferenc Erkel Primary School and Sznny’s Pál Merse Gymnasium and loved singing and playing football as a child. She was a tomboy and had an elder sister, Anita.
Barbara was scouted on the street by Icon Model Management at the age of 13 while walking with her mother, after which she graced the cover of French L’Officiel and shot her first editorial for Spur Magazine. She later relocated to Asia, where she continued her modeling career, and it blossomed from there.
Her professional career life
Barbara made her runway debut for Prada at the Milan Fashion Week in February 2010 and subsequently walked for several global brands like Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott, Miu Miu, Victoria’s Secret, Nina Ricci, Emmanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, and the likes. She was also the first Hungarian Victoria’s Secret Angel.
The highly sought-after model appeared on the cover of coveted brands, including L’Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Elle, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Jealousē Magazine. Apart from being stunning, her beauty radiates from the insides and has contributed to her quick rise in the industry. It’s no easy feat to be on global covers, campaigns, an ambassador for several brands like L’Oréal Paris, face of brands, and winning the Rookie of the Year Award from Sports Illustrated, Model of the Year Award from GQ. Her accomplishments are also because of her confident and workaholic nature.
Although Barbara struggled with acceptance and body shaming, she has thrived by being self-confident and continues to do her job with her head held high. The renowned beauty was in 2016, ranked 4th in Maxim Hot 100, and also made Tumblr’s list of the second most popular model on social media in 2017. She has garnered 17.1 million followers, her loyal fans on Instagram.
Her global exposure modeling around Asia, the USA, and Europe paid off. In 2014, Barbara portrayed Antimache, a mythological queen of Tiryns, in the American action-adventure fantasy film Hercules and the 2021 Tyger Tyger as Eggzema. She is not only gracing runways and magazine covers but also on-screen.
Despite being a successful supermodel who is still under IMG Models, Barbara is a high achiever who believes she hasn’t found her calling yet but is committed to charity courses involving global issues at the moment and truly hopes to do more.
Barbara’s personal life
Barbara’s relationship with American actor Dylan Sprouse has garnered public attention. The duo started dating in June 2018 after he slid into her dm. Ever since then, they’ve shared many adorable loved-up pictures of themselves on social media.
They lived together in Brooklyn, New York City, for more than two years and have moved to Los Angeles.
She has also cultivated great friendships with three fellow models; Alexina Graham, Soo Joo Park, and Stella Maxwell.
She reads a lot and loves to fish.
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