5 Things to Know About Barbara Palvin: Justin Bieber’s Rumored Model Girlfriend
The show bizz world was unpleasantly surprised by Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s split, but, once the dust settled, a breakout star rose out of the puppy love scandal: Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin. After performing at the lingerie company’s fashion show extravaganza, Biebs snapped a post-show photo with Barbara. Then, the rumored couple was spotted taking in a Broadway showing of the Lion King. And then, the 19-year-old model quickly denied the relationship on her Twitter account – more than once. Clearly, the two are just moments away from walking down the aisle together.
Here are five interesting facts about Barbara Palvin, Justin Bieber’s alleged GF:
Fact 1. She’s Hungarian: Born in Budapest, Palvin quickly caught the eye of model scouts at age 13 and began appearing in various magazine spreads not long after.
Fact 2. She’s Got the Look: At 5’7″ and a size 3 dress, sporting stunning blue eyes and pouty luscious lips, she quickly shone on the runway, making her debut for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010. Barbara has since gone on to model for Glamour, Elle and Vogue Russia as well as retailers H&M and Armani Exchange, among others. In February 2012, she signed on as an ambassador for cosmetics giant L’Oreal Paris.
Fact 3. She’s Well-Rounded: Palvin loves watching soccer on TV and playing it as well, usually taking the field in the striker position, according to her Facebook page. She also likes singing, usually traditional Hungarian folk songs, and moviewise she’s a big fan of Japanese anime and mangas.
Fact 4. She’s an Angel: It didn’t take long before Victoria’s Secret came calling, leading to the catwalker’s plum assignment walking the runway at last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where she met the Biebs.
Fact 5. She Already Has a Boyfriend! While speculation raged among Bieber fans as to the nature of their budding relationship, rumors that Palvin herself shot down on Twitter, Fan Daily reported that Palvin for the past two years has been dating Hungarian business student Kristof Somfai, who by the way happens to bear a close resemblance to Bieber.
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