Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model whose journey into modeling 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, this “easy on the eye damsel” has served as a brand promoter and ambassador of famed brands like the London H & M, Victoria Secrets, and Pull and Bears, among others.
Palvin’s beauty and carriage gave her a role in her 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. Pavlin’s level of success has made this talented runway queen one of the most talked-about celebs in modeling.
Barbara Palvin Before She Got Famous
Barbara Palvin was born in Budapest, Hungary on the 8th of October 1993 as the daughter of Agnes and Ben Palvin. Her parents are both Hungarians and as such, her ethnicity can be identified as such. Barbara is not the only child of her parents; she has a sister called Anita who is older than her by a few years.
The rising runway queen had her high school education at Ference Erkel High School, Budapest and she loved to sing and play soccer games during her early days. Barbara Palvin also participated in gymnastic activities before she was discovered in 2006 by a modeling agent of the Icon Model Management whilst moving down the street with her mother Agnes. The agent convinced her to try modeling to which she accepted. One of her early influences that made her consider walking the runway was the chic heroin look of Kate Moss in the 1990s.
Her Career in Modeling Took off in Her Early Teens
Barbara Palvin’s modeling career jump-started when she clocked 13, after successively going through photo testing sessions, she signed up with the Icon Modeling Agency and since she was still a minor, they had to obtain the permission of her parents who gave her their support.
The beautiful model’s first photo shoot was in 2006, for Spur Magazine, from there, the youngster went to Asia, where she got a constant flow of jobs. She has 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.
The February Milan Fashion Week Marked Her Debut Appearance on the Runway
The model’s first appearance on the runway was in Milan Fashion Week, where she featured as the model of Prada in February 2010. Palvin got a larger exposition and opportunity to work with renowned brands like Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Jeremy Scott, Westwood Etro, Nina Ricci, among many others
Barbara Palvin’s 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.
Babara’s 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, the popular model clinched the face of Armani Cent, Acqua di Goioia, and the Amazon Fashion House deals.
Her Fame Keeps Spreading from the Runway to the Screen
Indeed, Barbara Palvin’s fame had spread like wildfire 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 have led many to liken her to Brooke Shield and Natalia Vodianova – who also happens to be one of her favored models in the industry.
Apart from modeling, Barbara Palvin has also had some screen features with her role as the mythological Queen Antimache in Hercules (2014).
Working and walking for several top brands, the beautiful model has recorded quite a few “bests” in her career. Worldwide fame came knocking at her door in 2012 when she joined other star models to grace the runway as a calendar girl sporting the famous Angels’ wings on the runway at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She took a hiatus of six years from the brand and returned in May 2018.
With that level of global exposure, Barbara Palvin became one of the most sought after models in the modeling world. Little wonder she is now hobnobbing with the top names in the fashion and beauty world. The cosmetic range ‘L’Oreal Paris’ already signed her on as their latest muse and she is now the face of the brand’s Rouge Caresse lipstick range and also represents Miss Candy cosmetic collection.
The Runway Queen has Amassed a Huge Fortune from both the Runway and the Screen
Though she may have been earning moderately when she started out as a model, Barbara Palvin has achieved far-reaching fame that has placed her among the top earners in the world of modeling. And when you consider the caliber of brands she is currently dealing with, you will agree that she can only be called out for the big deals.
The latest review of the Hungarian beauty’s net worth pegged it at a $6 million with her annual remuneration estimated at $135,000. It goes without saying that the lion’s share of her wallet is all thanks to her gig in modeling, however, Barbara is gradually emerging into the acting scene which may yet turn out to be another money-spinner for the beauty queen.
She was formerly on the number 17 of Forbes‘ highest-paid models in the World and was on the 14th spot of the Money Girls ranking by Models.com. Palvin also made No. 4 on the 2016 list of Maxim Hot 100, which is a testament to how attractive she is,
Barbara Palvin has Quite a Long List of Exes
The beautiful Barbara Palvin is in a love affair with American actor Dylan Sprouse who is famous for his roles 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.
Though they became an item in 2018, the couple has not shown any sign of taking their relationship to the next level. The duo seems to be comfortable with their present status, cohabiting in their Brooklyn home. However, things seem to be getting serious as Barbara has taken to Instagram to appreciate her boyfriend.
Palvin has had some other romantic affiliations in the past. The model is said to have been in a relationship with the likes of Hungarian Kristof Somfai (2010 – 2013), Niall Horan (2013- 2014), Leonard DiCaprio (2013), etc. She has also been rumored to be involved with the pop star, Justin Bieber after it was rumored that his relationship with Selena Gomez had hit the rocks. However, the rumors were debunked a few weeks later when Beiber and Gomez were spotted together. Rumors also linked her with singer Ed Sheeran 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.