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