Barbara Palvin is the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel. There’s a new angel in town. Victoria’s Secret announced on Instagram this week that Hungarian model Barbara Palvin is officially receiving her wings.
The 25-year-old first walked in the legendary Victoria’s Secret show in 2012 and modelled in multiple campaigns before returning for 2018’s iconic New York show.
Now, Palvin will be joining the ranks alongside Elsa Hosk, Taylor Hill, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Candice Swanepoel, Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver, Stella Maxwell and Lais Ribeiro.
Palvin is the first Hungarian model to be crowned as an official Victoria’s Secret Angel.
She announced the news on her Instagram, writing: “OFFICIALLY A @victoriassecret ANGEL ! 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.
“There were times where I let my own thoughts hold me back and it was a hard climb away from those but my family , my team, Ed, and everyone at VS they were always there to support me and uplift me. I am proud to represent Hungary, and most importantly, all of you in this new chapter of my life! Thank you all so much again (sic)”
She also admitted that the move couldn’t have come at a better time as she is finally ‘happy’ with her body.
Speaking to PEOPLE: “I’ve been keeping this a secret for three months.It’s the ultimate career high!
“When I was 13, I saw the VS Fashion Show and said, ‘One day I will get there.’ Three or four years later, I shot with Victoria’s Secret PINK for the first time.
“Now, I feel like I was destined to do this. Victoria’s Secret caught me at the perfect time, because I’m finally happy with myself and my body.”
The model – who is dating Dylan Sprouse – has revealed his reaction to the news, saying: “He couldn’t believe it. Then he was like, ‘I told you. I knew it.'”
She also revealed that she ran downstairs at 5.30 a.m to share her happy news with her parents.
She said: “”They were half-asleep, but they were freaking out. First they thought something was wrong, but then I repeated myself and they were so happy. My mom cried a little bit, and my dad fist-bumped my shoulder, like he usually does.”
Barbara Palvin is the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel