Barbara Palvin Signed to L’Oreal

You don't get to be a L'Oreal girl unless you really are worth it.

Cheryl Cole, Freida Pinto, Gwen Stefani and Diane Kruger are amongst the ranks of personable and individual beauties that make up the embassy of L’Oreal. Far from being generic prototypes of perfection, they each bring something individual to the table, and the latest to bag a seat at the coveted table is 18 year old Hungarian model Barbara Palvin.

Tapped by ELLEuk.com as one to watch way back in September 2010 - when she was chosen by Miuccia Prada to walk exclusively for the Prada show - the sylph has enjoyed a stellar ascent ever since. First discovered in her native Budapest at just 13 years old, she fended off all catwalk calls until she hit sixteen and following her debut on the Prada catwalk has racked up an impressive number of campaigns, including Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein Euphoria and H&M, as well as covers for l’Officiel, French Elle and Vogue Russia.

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The Hungarian ingénue has captivated bookers not only with her wide pout and lazy blue eyes, but also with her compelling confidence, which is unusual for her age. L’Oreal’s global brand president Cyril Chapuy told WWD how he was struck by her “strong character and self-assurance” when he first met her, and her mature approach and infectious sense of humour is something that he thinks gives her an “incredible potential to become a household name.”

So you may as well get ahead of the game and commit her name to memory now. You heard it here first.

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