Barbara Palvin a native of Budapest, Hungary, was discovered at age 12 while running errands with her mother in a nearby village. She received her first break in 2010 walking as an exclusive for Prada in Milan, and since then has walked for designers such as Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Jeremy Scott, Nina Ricci, Philosophy and Dolce and Gabbana.
In less than two seasons on the international fashion circuit, Barbara made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012. She has since returned in 2018 to grace the runway again and in March 2019 she was contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She is the first Hungarian Victoria’s, Secret Angel.
Barbara has raised awareness in unison with Giorgio Armani’s organization Acqua for Life, a philanthropic initiative focused on helping to provide the world’s children with access to safe, clean water.
As of late 2018, Barbara has made New York City her home. While off-duty, she travels home to Budapest to spend time with her family and dog, Sushi, and is involved with the design for the family shoe business, Palvini. Her hobbies consist of fishing and being in touch with nature, as she spent much of her childhood on the countryside. She’s an avid reader (her favorite author is Leslie L. Lawrence) and loves to cook. She is a lover of animals, especially pandas, hence her nickname ‘Panda’ amongst close friends. Keep an eye out for this Angel as she spreads her wings.
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