Barbara Palvin was named as the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue “Rookie of the Year.” She is ranked #40 on Top Models list by models.com. She also appeared on Love magazine’s 2016 advent video recreating Sharon Stone’s iconic Basic Instinct scene.
Born Name Barbara Palvin
Nick Name Barbie, Barbellas, Barbellos
Born: October 8, 1993 24 years and 8 months, Budapest, Hungary
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model
Sun Sign Libra
Eye color: Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Measurements 34-23-35 in or 87-58-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
Agency: IMG Models (Worldwide), Uno Models (Barcelona)
Palvin attended Szinyei Merse Pal High School, Budapest. She was discovered at the age of 13. Hence, didn’t study further.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Anita Palvin (Sister)
Barbara’s lips are her trademark.
Discovered on the streets of Budapest at the age of 13, Barbara Palvin shot her first editorial in 2006 for Spur Magazine.
Barbara Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she maintained a steady stream of bookings.
Since then, Barbara Palvin has been on the cover of L’Officiel (Paris, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore), Vogue (Portugal), Marie Claire (Italy, Hungary), Glamour Hungary , Elle (Britain, Italy, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Serbia, Hungary), Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Jalouse Magazine.
Barbara Palvin has appeared in campaigns for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and Pull & Bear.
In February 2012, Barbara Palvin became an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris.
In 2016, Barbara Palvin was revealed to be a part of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Class.
Barbara Palvin also became the new face of Armani’s signature scent “Acqua di Gioia.” Palvin is the face of Amazon Fashion and appeared on Express and Chaos advertising campaigns.
Barbara Palvin runway debut was as an exclusive for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010.
Barbara Palvin has also walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Giles Deacon, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and opened the pre-Fall 2011 Chanel show.
In November 2012 Barbara was selected as a model at Victoria’s Secret, which brought her great popularity as baby-faced girl.
She was a model in one of the Victoria’s Secret PINK, Bel Air, Ray Ban, Milly by Michelle Smith, United Bamboo, Magenta and Spring-Summer Armani Exchange.
Barbara Palvin is often compared to Russian model Natalia Vodianova; British Vogue editor Miranda Almond said, “We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova”.
Barbara Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.
Barbara Palvin appeared in the 2014 film Hercules as mythological queen Antimache.
As of 2016, Barbara Palvin was ranked number 14 on the Money Girls list by models.com and #17 on Forbes as one of the highest paid models in the world.
Later that year, Barbara Palvin was ranked 4th in Maxim Hot 100 in 2016.
Barbara appeared in the 2014 American adventure film Hercules for her role as Antimache.
Palvin walked the ramp and advertised for Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein ‘Forbidden Euphoria’ fragrance, Calzedonia, Chanel, Decious, H&M Authentic Collection, Jazmin Chebar, L’oreal, New Yorker, Spick and Span Noble.
Barbara Palvin Favorite Things
Favorite Models – Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova
Favorite Hobby – Singing, Soccer
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.
Barbara Palvin Trivia
She indulged herself into singing and soccer at an early age, as these were her favorite hobbies.
Barbara was discovered at 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.
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.
Russian model Natalia Vodianova and Barbara are frequently compared.
Models.com ranked her at #23 in Money Girls list in 2013.
She became the ambassador for L’Oreal Paris in February 2012.
When Xmas turns X-rated: Supermodel Barbara Palvin strips for pole dance.
Behind the twelfth door of LOVE’s 2017 advent calendar, a typically tantalising clip awaits.
This time, it’s model Barbara Palvin’s (and few others) time to turn up the heat.
Dressed in a nude bralet, the Burberry beauty gave the impression she was completely topless and she worked up a sweat around a silver pole.
Barbara Palvin stars alongside Ashley Graham, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Slick Woods, Sara Sampaio, Madison Beer, Doutzen, Jasmine Sanders, Gigi Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Hailey Baldwin, Stella Maxwell, Jourdan Dunn, Bella Hadid, Kate Upton, Taylor Hill, Teyana Taylor, Elsa Hosk, Camila Morrone, Romee Strijd, Karlie Kloss, Alexis Ren, Sistine Stallone, Shanina Shaik, Grace Elizabeth and Hannah Ferguson in the newest LOVE Magazine Advent
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.”