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The debate is all about Barbara Palvin, who has successfully achieved wings for being the face of the world-famous lingerie brand ‘Victoria’s Secret.’
The Hungarian beauty shared a post on her Instagram account @realbarbarapalvin that she is feeling over the top on this biggest achievement of her life. She further captioned:
“I don’t know where to begin, but I’ll try. I never thought it would happen, and it has exceeded all my expectations. I’m very excited to announce that I’m officially a @victoriassecret ANGEL! Thank you for believing in me.”Source
On the contrary, the public is not so happy about the label ‘plus-size’ given to her. But in reality, neither the brand has used this term regarding Barbara Palvin, nor did she approve the tag.
About Her Early Life
She was born on October 8, 1993, in Budapest, Hungary. She was fond of singing and playing football in her childhood. During that time, at the age of 13, she got the attention of a modeling agency because of her unique and attractive physical features.
They approached her after seeing her walking on the streets of Budapest beside her mother. Spur Magazine signed her for their 2016 editorial in a short period.
Her Modeling Career And Achievements
Barbara decided to move to Asia to pursue her career in fashion modeling. Luckily, the decision resulted in her favor, and she promptly got many contracts. After that, she never looked back and flourished very well in her desired career.
She posed for many leading brands, including L’Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Elle, Allure, L’Oréal Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, Victoria’s Secret, Jalouse Magazine, Armani Exchange, H&M, and Pull & Bear. These initial achievements proved to be a blessing in disguise for the young lady.
She got selected to be the brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris in 2012. She was seen at the ramp during Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show the same year. Later in 2016, she associated with a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit named ‘Rookie Class.’
Apart from these achievements, she promoted Armani’s exotic perfumes, Amazon Fashion, Chaos, and Express advertising campaigns.
Barbara Palvin has been struggling hard to achieve her goals since 2006. Her untiring efforts have helped her secure 4th place on the list of Maxin Hot 100 in 2016. She has won the heart of the editor of British Vogue, who praised her by saying:
“We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking, a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova.”Source
The Latest Controversy Labelling Barbara Palvin As A Plus-Size Model
Now let’s talk about the latest controversy that has created a fuss around the fashion industry. Barbara Palvin has recently won the title of Angel by her dream brand Victoria’s Secret.
The matter got so much attention because Barbara Palvin is a bit different from Victoria’s Secret other models.
The brand is already facing a lot of criticism because it lacks diversity regarding the races and sizes of the models. Their ordinary model looks more like a skeleton. That is why people could not digest such an unusual change in the brand image.
It all started when a Facebook group called Superficial Doll broke the news by posting:
“Barbara Palvin is finally the first plus-size Victoria’s Secret Angel. She deserves it.”
The post garnered 16000 comments within a few hours, and people started wondering what made Barbara Palvin a plus-size model?
Barbara Palvin weighs not more than 55 kg, and her physique resembles that of a normal woman. On the other hand, Victoria’s Secret model is generally as thinner as a body without flesh. Yes! That’s right.
Fashion brands generally portray a woman who is a fantasy for everyone. So how can being a woman with a normal physique be a fantasy?
Many people came up front against the so-called beauty standards of the modeling industry. Another argumentation revealed that Barbara Palvin is called Plus-size merely because of her unusual height. Yes! She is 5 feet 9 inches tall which is not common in Asia.
One more point of view is that her thighs and arms are thicker than the previous models who walked for Victoria’s Secret. But that difference does not allow someone to call her a plus-size model.
As per our research, Barbara Palvin easily fits in sizes 2 and 4. However, she is generally considered size 6. Even in that case, she is not worthy of being called a plus-size model whose size range starts from 16.
Barbara Palvin On Body-Shaming Remarks
In the early years of her career, the exotic beauty Barbara Palvin had to face a lot of bad and demeaning remarks about her not-perfect body. But she never let that comments affect her journey toward being the first Victoria’s Secret model from Hungary.
She has always been very outspoken about getting body-shamed on social media platforms. Barbara Palvin has always supported body positivity through her Twitter and Instagram posts.
“Wooow. I got some nasty comments about me being fat,” she tweeted in 2016. ‘Well, I am not as skinny as when I was 18. But I don’t consider myself fat!”Posted the Hungarian beauty on her Twitter handle @BarbaraPlavin on February 20, 2016.
Her Love Life
The young lady has tried to keep her personal life in the dark. She has never spoken about her family and love life in the media. Well, that’s a personal choice, and we give full respect to her decision.
However, people always want to get an insight into Barbara Palvin’s relationship status. Are you single? Or are you dating someone? These two questions are generally faced by the young lady.
So we would like to tell you that Barbara Palvin is currently dating Dylan Sprouse, a guy she met on Instagram three years back. Upon further research, we realized that Dylan Sprouse sent her a request, to which she replied after a long time.
“It’s not normal for me to have a boyfriend. I was single for six years,” told Barbara Palvin to Vogue magazine during an interview in 2018.
The couple has become very open about their relationship as they are often seen moving out and about in New York City.
They were recently seen celebrating Barbara’s birthday in Brooklyn when some pictures from the event went viral on the internet. According to our latest inquiry, the couple has recently moved to Los Angeles.
Before her relationship with Dylan Sprouse, Barbara was associated with Justin Bieber. It all started when she walked with the singing sensation Justin Bieber during Victoria’s Secret event in November 2012.
The netizens also bashed her for being the reason behind Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s separation.
Barbara Palvin On Social Platforms
Despite keeping her personal life away from media and netizens, the Hungarian beauty has successfully reached 17.7 million followers on her Instagram handle. She often shares her thoughts on her Twitter account as well.
She has become very confident about her natural body physique and flaunts it proudly by sharing sexy pictures of herself.
Barbara Palvin’s Film Roles
In addition to this, she also made her way into the Hollywood film industry in 2014. She has appeared in two English movies named ‘Hercules’ and ‘Tyger Tyger.’
The versatile lady received critical acclaim for portraying the character of Antimache in Hercules (2014) and Eggzema in Tyger Tyger (2021).
Barbara Palvin’s Net Worth
The young lady is flourishing well in her career as an emerging fashion model. As per our in-depth research, she has a net worth of $6 million as of 2022.
We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. May she reach the heights of fame in the future by breaking all the body-shaming barriers.
That was all about Barbara Palvin, the Hungarian fashion model recently labeled as Victoria’s Secret Angel and the first Plus-size model. We hope you learned a lot about her age, personal life, career, success journey, and battle against body-shaming remarks.
She is surely a living inspiration for all the young ladies who deteriorate their physical health to achieve a so-called ‘zero-size figure.’ Thanks for your precious time!