One of Victoria’s Secret’s most talented up and coming young models, the beautiful Barbara Palvin was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006 at the age of just 13.
A talented model with natural ability and international appeal, Barbara shot her first editorial in 2006 (the same year she was discovered) for Spur Magazine. Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she continued a steady stream of bookings. Since then, Palvin has been on the cover of L’Officiel, Vogue Russia, Glamour Hungary and Jalouse Magazine, and has modeled for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and Pull and Bear. In February 2012, she became an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.
Her runway debut was as an exclusive for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010. Palvin has also walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and opened the pre-Fall 2011 Chanel show.
Palvin is ranked 40 on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com. 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”. Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.
Be sure to catch the beautiful Barbara Palvin next week on this year’s 2012 Victoria’s Secret Holiday Fashion Show – Local CBS Affiliate, Tuesday December 4th at 10/9c.
By the Numbers
Born: October, 8th 1993
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Height: 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Measurements: 31-23-35 US (82-58-89 EU)
Dress Size: 3 US; 33 EU