Meet the model revving Lewis Hamilton’s engine

The Formula 1 World Champion has Hungary eyes for Barbara Palvin.

Barbara Palvin poses for Sports Illustrated
Want to date Barbara? Barbara Palvin poses for Sports Illustrated. Image Picture Sports Illustrated

After years dating Pussycat Dolls siren Nicole Scherzinger, Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is now reportedly an item with fast-rising Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin.

The 22-year-old Hungarian has been seen partying with Hamilton at the Cannes Film Festival this past month and there’s a high chance she’ll be in Monaco this weekend cheering him on trackside.

No idea who Barbara Palvin is? Allow us to get you up to speed with five quick-fire facts…


1

She’s covered every big magazine going

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After being discovered by a scout on the streets of Budapest while still a teen, Palvin was fast-tracked to stardom and has featured in Vogue Russia, Marie Claire Italy, Glamour Hungary, Elle, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar.

2

She’s caught the attention of several music stars

thank you for @karimrahmanmakeup and @stephanelancien for always making me look my best ❤️ @lorealmakeup #lorealcannes2016

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Palvin has been linked with One Direction duo Niall Horan and Harry Styles, while rumours also circulated about her and Justin Bieber. Maybe she can give Hamilton some tips for his music career?

3

She’s a movie star

#tb Next week @stellamaxwell ? !! Im gonna get ya! ??#fuckyeah #nyc

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Joining the long list of models who’ve taken a stab at Hollywood, Palvin appeared in the 2014 Hercules movie as Antimache. Her co-stars included Dwayne Johnson, Ian ‘Lovejoy’ McShane and fellow model Irina Shayk.

4

She fancies Johnny Depp

night New York ?? ?

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“I mean I have a huge crush on Johnny Depp, but that’s different. He’s my soul mate,” she said in a 2013 interview. Well, Johnny is back on the market after his split from Amber Heard

5

Her favourite TV show is…

A TV binge for Palvin and Hamilton wouldn’t be heavy viewing like The Wire or The Sopranos. Instead, it’d be a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother. “I’ve seen it so many times, but I love it. My favourite character is Robyn – she’s like me, and I’m like her,” Palvin said.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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