Known for her piercing blue eyes and likeness to Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, Barbara Palvin is the new girl on everyone’s lips these days. After being discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006, Barbara quickly rose to the top of the modeling world with a number of international covers for L’Officiel, Vogue, Glamour and Jalouse magazines. Following a runway debut with an exclusive for Prada, during Milan Fashion Week in 2010, the Hungarian beauty has continued to walk for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu and Chanel, just to name a few. Most recently though, it was the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that had the world talking about Barbara’s stunning features— not to mention her rumored love life! We had a blast chatting with the up-and-coming superstar backstage at the show, and now we want to introduce you to your new favorite VS girl in the latest edition of Modelinia’s model spotlight. Check out our exclusive interview with Barbara below!
If you could have any super power what would it be?
I would want to have all the powers! I can’t choose because I’m a Libra. It’s too difficult to choose just one.
What is your favorite way to get in shape?
I love Pilates!
What is your favorite holiday indulgence?
I love Hungarian food, like Chicken Paprikash- it’s a chicken stew.
Are there any Hungarian restaurants in New York that you like to visit?
I haven’t found one yet, but my friends tell me that there is one, but it’s different of course. However, when I was in Japan I found a really good Hungarian restaurant- in Tokyo. After like two months [of Japanese food] it was like heaven!
Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of modeling?
When I go back home I like to meet up with my boyfriend and my friends and we go to the cinema. I used to play soccer all the time and basketball, and I love fishing!