Bar Refaeli (June 4, 1985) is the Israeli supermodel who was on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated. A dark honey blonde with a practical blue-eyed gaze, Bar Refaeli is unique a global supermodel from the Middle East. She had her first modeling job at age 8 months, and began posing more seriously at age 15.at 20 she had gone international, appearing on the covers of magazines like Elle and Cosmopolitan.
Bar Refaeli Personal life
Bar Refaeli mother was a successful model in the 1970s.Refaeli has three brothers. She began dating actor Leonardo Dicaprio in 2006, when she was 20 and he was 31, and their on-again, off-again romance continued until 2011, when sources said they had broken up.
Her relationship with Dicaprio caused one nationalist Israeli organization to send her a letter, later leaked to the press, in which she was asked, for the sake of “future generations of Jews”, not to marry a “non-Jew”.
A request similar to the one made to Israeli 1998 Miss World winner Linor Abargil, a few years previously. Refaeli told to magazine that she prefers to keep a lower profile, but that she is out with Di-Caprio much of the time.
Bar Refaeli Achievements
On 5 March 2009, Refaeli received the “World Style Award” presented by the Women’s World Awards, for her “natural elegance, sense of style and compassion. Refaeli was voted #42 in 2008, #57 in 2010, and #97 in 2011 in the FHM “100 Sexiest Women” list.
In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 4 on its list of the “50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world. On 18 January 2011, Refaeli attended the premiere of the English-language movie Session in Israel in which she starred.
She served as a guest judge on cycle four of Germany’s Next Top model. She also started her own model casting show Million Dollar Shooting star.
Criticism about Bar Refaeli
Refaeli was the cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. A photo from the shoot, featuring a bikini-clad ,Refaeli was painted on the side of a Boeing 737 in a promotional deal with Southwest Airlines, leading to criticism of Southwest from passengers for using an image they regarded as inappropriately sexual and “offensive to families”.
In October of the same year, Refaeli was again involved in controversy, when Haredi groups criticized a Tel Aviv billboard campaign in which she appeared semi-nude, claiming that it could “poison” the public.