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Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin (born 8 October 1993) is a Hungarian fashion model and actress.

Palvin was born in Budapest. She attended Szinyei Merse Pal High School, Budapest. She was discovered at the age of 13. Hence, didn’t study further. Palvin took up football and singing, considering them her favorite hobbies.

Palvin was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006 at the age of 13. She shot her first editorial that year 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'OfficielVogue RussiaGlamour 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. In 2012, she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and wore Rosa Clara on the Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 runway.

Palvin was ranked No. 34 on the "The Money Girls". 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.

In 2013, Palvin was ranked No. 23 on the Money Girls list by models.com.



Palvin will appear in the 2014 film Hercules: The Thracian Wars


















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