Barbara Palvin opens up about her Hungarian background in the December/January issue of MAXIM magazine. 

By Kelsey Hendrix
November 22, 2016

Another month, another SI Swimsuit model graces the cover of MAXIM. And this month the spotlight is on our 2016 Rookie of the Year, Barbara Palvin.  

Gilles Bensimon for Maxim

Posing completely nude in a feature story shot by Gilles Bensimon, Barbara opens up to the publication about everything from the tabloids' obsession with her love life to her humble Hungarian roots. 

Gilles Bensimon for Maxim

On breaking into acting: "Something that is out of my comfort zone, because people see me as this innocent, doll-faced beauty. It's super weird to say that about myself, I know. But now my reputation is turning into 'Oh, she’s sexy,' which is better. I want to play a psycho, something more challenging than just 'the girlfriend' part."

Barbara Palvin is your 2016 SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year! 

On making her own sausage: "We make all these amazing sausages. When I was growing up, we would wake up at 4 a.m. and catch the animals. You see, this is the sort of thing I get myself in trouble for." 

On her man-eater reputation in the tabloids: "I actually hang out with a lot of guys, and whenever I hang out with a famous guy, I'm instantly dating them. So I just laugh it off."

To read the full feature and see all of the gorgeous photos from Barbara's shoot with MAXIM, click here or check out the issue on newsstands today. 

BONUS: See some of Barbara's hottest moments from SI Swimsuit 2016!

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