|Barbara Palvin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1993|
Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model and actress who has worked with numerous established fashion houses and designers such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Giles Deacon, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and others. It was in the year 2019 that she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Barbie, Barbellas, Barbellos
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Palvin attended Szinyei Merse Pal High School, Budapest. She was discovered at the age of 13. Hence, didn’t study further.
- Siblings – Anita Palvin (Sister)
Fashion / Runway Model
Her talent agencies are –
- Ace Models
- Tempo Models
- IMG Models – New York
- IMG Models – Paris
- IMG Models – London
- IMG Models – Milan
- UNO Models – Barcelona & Madrid
- IMG Models – Sydney
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
55 kg or 121 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Barbara Palvin has dated –
- Kristof Somfai (2010) – He is a Hungarian student who is dating this model. They started dating in 2010. Their relationship status was confirmed by femina.hu.
- William S. Tribell (2012) – RUMOR
- Justin Bieber (2012) – It was a RUMOR that Palvin is dating Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber in 2012.
- Leonardo DiCaprio (2013) – RUMOR
- Niall Horan (2013-2014) – Irish singer and One Direction’s Niall Horan is RUMORed to be dating the gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin since November 26, 2013. They were spotted on a movie date when they went to the Everyman Cinema in North London to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. They moved out separately to avoid being spotted. The duo split in March 2014.
- Ed Sheeran (2015) – RUMOR
- Lewis Hamilton (2016) – In May 2016, she was RUMORed to have had an encounter with English Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
- Julian Perretta (2017) – In August 2017, Barbara and English singer-songwriter, Julian Perretta were romantically linked with each other when Julian shared a picture of them together on a private jet and titled it with “the sweetest soul, anyone could ever know”.
- Dylan Sprouse (2018-Present) – During the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Barbara and American actor, Dylan Sprouse were seen together in an Instagram post which was uploaded by Dylan. After that, they kept posting updates on their respective social media accounts. Publicly, they were first seen together in July 2018 during the premiere of Puzzle in New York City. They have also lived together in Brooklyn, New York.
Race / Ethnicity
Dark Blonde (Natural)
With time, her blonde hair darkened to ‘light brownish’ shade.
Barbara’s lips are her trademark.
34-23-35 in or 86-58.5-89 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
7.5 (US) or 38 (EU) or 5 (UK)
Palvin walked the ramp and advertised for Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein ‘Forbidden Euphoria’ fragrance, Calzedonia, Chanel, H&M Authentic Collection, Jazmin Chebar, L’oreal, New Yorker, Spick and Span Noble.
Best Known For
She is ranked #40 on the Top Models list by models.com.
Barbara appeared in the 2014 American adventure film Hercules for her role as Antimache.
First TV Show
Barbara’s debut TV appearance was via Ready to wear – Autumn / Winter 2010 fashion show in which she walked the runway for Cacharel, Damir Doma, Giles, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Pedro Lourenco, and Prada.
There is not any trainer for her now. When she appeared on VS fashion show in 2012, she was asked about her workout routine by Shape magazine and she replied with
“This is the first time, I’m doing the Victoria’s Secret show, so I was really working out my body. I was doing Pilates, and yoga and all those stuff.”
Barbara Palvin Favorite Things
Barbara Palvin Trivia
- She indulged herself in singing and soccer at an early age, as these were her favorite hobbies.
- Barbara was discovered on the streets of Budapest at the age of 13.
- She has one sister, named Anita Palvin.
- She has also appeared in Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2012.
- In 2019, she was made the Victoria’s Secret Angel.
- She has appeared on the covers of various magazines around the world such as Elle Argentina in April 2012, L’Officiel France, Rabat Spain, Vogue Girl Korea, Glamour Hungary, etc.
- She has credited the English model and businesswoman Kate Moss as one of her influences.
- Russian model Natalia Vodianova and Barbara are frequently compared.
- Models.com ranked her at #23 in the Money Girls list in 2013.
- She became the ambassador for L’Oreal Paris in February 2012.
- Barbara was selected as the “Rookie of the Year” in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
- She enjoys anime.
- She struggles with entomophobia i.e. the fear of insects.
- Apart from her mother tongue, she can also speak English, German, French, and Japanese.
- She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp, the American actor, producer, and musician, and once said, “I mean I have a huge crush on Johnny Depp, but that’s different. He’s my soul mate.”
- She had presented the MTV EMAs 2020 along with model Winnie Harlow.