From Rookie to Fashion Sensation: Barbara Palvin’s Journey
Barbara Palvin, after clinching the coveted Rookie of the Year accolades post her spellbinding SI Swimsuit photoshoot in Turks and Caicos in 2016, graced the prestigious SI stage for three subsequent years. The striking locations that served as backdrops for these sessions include the vibrant Curaçao, the sun-kissed Bahamas, and the pristine shores of Costa Rica.
Rising to Fashion’s Pinnacle
2019 was a monumental year for the Hungarian supermodel. Barbara, at 29, donned the halo of a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Coincidentally, this was also the year she collaborated with ace photographer James Macari, charting her course to Central America for her recent dazzling SI Swimsuit segment. Barbara’s professional journey finds its anchorage with Ford Models, and she sprinkles her charm as an Armani Beauty ambassador.
Star-Studded Alliances & Personal Revelations
The shimmering pathway of Barbara’s career is adorned with collaborations with high-caliber fashion brands such as Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. Adding another feather to her cap, she recently celebrated her wedding with Dylan Sprouse amidst the enchanting landscapes of Hungary.
While her affiliations scream luxury and high fashion, Barbara’s candid admission to Fashionista uncovers a refreshingly different side of her. Contrary to the glitz and glamour, she confessed, “Fashion doesn’t particularly exhilarate me.”
Dishing on her shopping ethos, she remarked, “For me, it’s the feel and fit, not the brand. Simplicity oozes sensuality. Shopping feels like work, and trying outfits? Well, I’d rather just pick and move!”
Costa Rica’s Finest: Palvin’s Bikini Magic
Regardless of her nonchalant attitude towards fashion, Barbara’s modeling avatar never ceases to mesmerize. Dive in below to witness the epitome of chic and style, showcasing eight of our top bikini picks from her sensational Costa Rica shoot.
Photos Below as well as the photo at the top of this article Shot by James Macari/Sports Illustrated