Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model whose journey into the runway career can be described as that of beauty meeting the right opportunity. She has graced the cover of popular magazines like Vogue, Sports Illustrated among others and also, she has served as a brand promoter and ambassador of famed brands like the London H & M, Victoria Secrets, and Pull and Bears, among others.
Her beauty and carriage gave her a role in the box office banger Hercules in 2014. Furthermore, she has appeared in Money Girls list as one of the richest models around the world. Nothing is more fulfilling than when hard work is rewarded promptly with commensurate financial rewards.
We take you through her biography, her career progression, her body measurements – height and weight – among other juicy stories of the talented runway queen.
Barbara Palvin Bio
Barbara Palvin was born in Budapest, Hungary on the 8th of October 1993 to Agnes and Ben Palvin as their second daughter. Her parents are both Hungarians and as such, her ethnicity can be identified as such. Her elder sister is called Anita.
She had her high school education at Ference Erkel High School, Budapest and she loved to play soccer games. She also participated in gymnastic activities before she was discovered in 2006 whilst moving down the street with her mother Agnes, by a modeling agent of the Icon Model Management, who convinced her to try modeling. Her modeling career jump-started when we clocked 13 years, after successively going through photo testing sessions, she was signed up to the Icon Modeling Agency after they obtained the permission of her parents.
Her first photo shoot was in 2006, for the Spur Magazine, from there, she went to Asia, where she got her constant flow of jobs. She has been been the face of notable magazines in Paris, Russia Thailand, Portugal, England, Brazil, Italy, Serbia and even her own country Hungary working for L’Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour Hungary, Elle, H & M, Victoria Secrets, Pull and Bears, Armani Exchange among others companies and brands.
Her first appearance on the runway was in Milan Fashion Week, where she featured as the model of Prada in February 2010. She got a larger exposition and opportunity to work with renown brands like Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Jeremy Scott, Westwood Etro, Nina Ricci, among many others
Barbara Palvin also made it to the pre-fall fashion show for Chanel in 2011 and the popular Victoria Secret’s fashion show in 2012 from there she went on the Barcelona Bridal week runway show wearing the Rosa Clara in the same 2012.
Her fame and work excellence prompted L’Oreal Paris to make her the face of their brand in February 2012 and by 2016, she became part of the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie models. In the same year, she clinched the face of Armani Cent, Acqua di Goioia and the Amazon Fashion House deals.
Indeed, Barbara Palvin’s fame had spread like wild fire in her young age, that even Love Magazine featured her in the recreation of a Basic Instinct scene in 2016 which was originally played by Sharon Stone. Her amazing carriage and stock on the runway has led many to liken her to Brooke Shield and Natalia Vodianova – who also happens to be one of her favored models in the industry.
Who Is She Dating? Boyfriend
The beautiful Barbara Palvin is in a love affair with American actor Dylan Sprouse who is famous for his role as Zack in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005 – 2008) and its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck (2008 – 2011). Dylan has a twin brother named Cole Sprouse.
Palvin has had some other romantic affiliations in the past. The model is said to have been in a relationship with the likes of Kristof Somfai (2010 – 2013), Niall Horan (2013- 2014), Leonard DiCaprio (2013), etc. She has also been rumored to be involved with singers Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and the Formula 1 star, Lewis Hamilton.
She was also involved in a high powered turbulent romance with the British musician Julian Perretta who she dated for 2 years between 2016 and 2018. They were going back and forth in their relationship until their love affair finally fizzled out in 2018.
Height, Weight and Other Facts
1. Barbara Palvin has a slender body build and she stands at a height which is 9 inches taller than 5 ft (1.75 m) while her weight is said to be 54 kilograms (119 lb).
2. Her bluish eyes and brown hair are not the only attractive features of this Hungarian model as she has her other beautiful features such as her body measurements which are shown as follows; 32-23-35 (breast-waist-hips) inches.
3. Her net worth is estimated to be well within $6 million while her annual earnings are pegged a little above $135,000. She was formerly on the number 17 of Forbes Most Generously Compensated Models In the World and she was on the 14th spot of the Money Girls ranking by Models.com.
Her monies were made majorly from her career as a model, film appearances and as a brand ambassador for notable brands like Armani, H & M, O’ real Paris, Victoria Secret among others.
4. Palvin was No. 4 on the 2016 list of Maxim Hot 100, which is a testament to how attractive she is.
5. Apart from modeling, Barbara Palvin has also had some screen feature with her role as the mythological Queen Antimache in Hercules (2014).