Bar Rafaeli – proof that Israel is a land of beauty and wonder?

May 14, 2009 - 10:36 AM by

More to Israel than meets the eye?This is clearly Bar Rafaeli’s year. The Israeli supermodel has been voted the third “hottest” woman in the world by men’s mag Maxim.

She was beaten to the top position on Maxim’s list by US actresses Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde.

Under her picture, which was published in Maxim yesterday, the editors wrote: “If there’s any evidence that the Middle East is a land of beauty and wonder – not just unending turbulence – Bar is it.”

Amazing what a pretty face can do. Politicians, professors, entrepreneurs and charitable institutions can speak about this endlessly, but Rafaeli flashes a smile in a picture and the world suddenly gets it.

Strange that they say the Middle East, however, and not Israel.

Hod HaSharon girl - Bar aged 18

Hod HaSharon girl - Bar aged 18

What a ride it’s been for Rafaeli. Still only 23, she’s risen to the top of her field, dates Leonardo DiCaprio on and off (she met him at a party in Las Vegas when she was 20), and was the cover girl for Sport’s Illustrated’s 2009 swimsuit edition – the one that matters according to industry buffs.

Modeling since she was eight months old, one can’t help but wonder what comes next for this Hod HaSharon girl?

Think what an ambassador for Israel she could be… if she wanted to.


5 Comments on Bar Rafaeli – proof that Israel is a land of beauty and wonder?

  1. Maya on Thu, May 14th 2009 11:40 AM
  2. eh, she doesn’t seem interested in the job. It’s always a shock to see her speaking Hebrew in those public service announcements about water conservation when, otherwise, she doesn’t seem to care at all about this country.

  3. David-Joe on Tue, May 19th 2009 12:23 PM
  4. She is no ambassador for Israel – and she may be given some idiotic title by a publicity machine – after all Michelle Obama was nominated one of the most beautiful or whatever and she looks like a bow-legged back of a bus, but dear Rafaeli is not the greatest beauty.

    In New York City she is not even on the radar and if any magazine or newspaper shows her she is written about as the “girlfriend of De Caprio”.

    She is no longer Israeli and why the people in the country are besotted by her is anyone’s guess.

  5. Marcello on Fri, May 22nd 2009 4:14 PM
  6. Supermodel????? Where? When?
    Bar is hardly a bikini model. She is a typical boring bimbo.

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