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Who’s Barbara Palvin? Meet the model in the middle of the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez split

Model Barbara Palvin (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty Images)

Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin has denied Justin Bieber is her boyfriend.

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After reports emerged this weekend that the Canadian pop star and Selena Gomez had split, attention focused on the 19-year-old Palvin, who appeared in a photo with Bieber following his performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York last week.

Lil' Twist, who also appeared in the pic, took it down after Gomez retweeted it with the cryptic message "..."

See more: Sombre Selena Gomez steps out in L.A.

Palvin, who also tweeted a photo of her and Bieber posing backstage at the fashion show on Wednesday, has since denied they are an item.

The model and Justin Bieber (Barbara Palvin/Twitter)

"hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!! :) please :)" she tweeted on Friday, followed by, "last time im saying it. please calm down.there is nothing going on w him.i met him and did a pic w him. wouldnt u do the same?:) #friendship"

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But who is Palvin anyway?

According to W magazine, the Hungarian model was discovered at the age of 13 (much like Bieber) and only three years later she was walking the runways of Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton and Prada. At the tender age of 17, Vogue chose her as one of its faces to watch.

"We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova," Vogue's Miranda Almond said. "She was an absolute professional too, and very confident for such a new model."

Last year, Palvin was named ambassador of L'Oreal Paris and appeared as the face of its Rouge Caresse lipstick.

Though Bieber did retweet a message from Palvin last week -- "Today is Showtime! #VSfahionshow @VictoriasSecret with @rihanna @justinbieber @BrunoMars and all the beautiful girls! yeeyy!" -- he has not addressed their relationship. He has however spoken out about his rumoured split with Gomez.

"I don't know what to say," he told the Open House Party radio show on Saturday. "I don't know if really -- if you even know what's going on in my life, so to even assess that doesn't make any sense, because I've not made any comments."

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