Budapest, Hungary native Barbara Palvin 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 and Nina Ricci. Barbara captured the attention of Karl Lagerfeld after being cast in a Chanel Haute Couture show in Saint-Tropez. Lagerfeld subsequently booked her for multiple advertising campaigns for Chanel's cosmetics and fragrance collections.
In less than two seasons on the international fashion circuit, Barbara famously walked her first Victoria’s Secret runway show and signed on as a global beauty ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. Barbara has also fronted campaigns for Armani Acqua di Gioia, Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria, A.P.C., H&M and Uniqlo.
Photographers including Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson, Mert & Marcus, Sebastian Kim, Alasdair McLellan, Giampaolo Sgura, Cuneyt Akeroglu, David Bellemere, Sølve Sundsbø, Gilles Bensimon and Angelo Pennetta have photographed Barbara for W Magazine, V Magazine, CR Fashion Book, i-D, Wonderland, Lui, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, and Antidote and global editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Glamour, Numéro and Elle.
On top of modeling, Barbara has started to explore acting and is involved with design for her family shoe business, Palvini.
Off-duty, Barbara is an avid reader (her favorite author is Leslie L. Lawrence) and loves the outdoors. She also co-founded the geo-location app, We Save Us, which provides emergency alerts for disaster relief.