Palvin, who is all of 19, caught Bieber’s eye at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last November in New York City.
The two flirted heavily at the show’s after-party and the next day they hung out together and caught a show on Broadway with friends. At the time, of course, Bieber was still dating singer Selena Gomez.
That was enough to fuel tabloid rumors of an affair, although both denied there was any hankie-pankie. Palvin, for one, seemed to find the whole thing ridiculous. She’s since faded from he spotlight, but the notoriety has definitely lifted her career, which was on the rise without the boy wonder.
Barbara Palvin Sexy for Spring
The Hungarian-born model is no stranger to magazine covers. She’s also appeared on the covers of L’Officiel’s Paris edition, Vogue Russia, Glamour Hungary and French fashion magazine Jalouse.
For the Turkish photo shoot, she posed for photographer Emre Guven in lingerie themed outerwear for Spring. Ayca Elkap styled the shoot and kept make-up to a minimum to feature Palvin’s natural beauty. Jerome Cultera styled her hair and Karin Westerlund handled make-up.
Palvin continues to work for Victoria’s Secret and particpated this year in the Victoria’s Secret Angels 8th annual “What is Sexy” list. The models know sex appeal when they she it and chose their favorites for sexiest celebrities in the world. (See related story)
Palvin was discovered at 13, when she was spotted by a talent agent on a street in Budapest. Although at 5’7″ tall, she’s a bit short for runway work, she’s still in demand on the catwalk.
She’s worked the runway for such upscale brands as Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood and Etro. She also opened Chanel’s 2011 pre-Fall show.
Check out Barb’s latest photos. No wonder Justin was smitten and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all the latest fashion updates.