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Name: Bar Refaeli
DOB: 4 June 1985
Birth Place: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Claim to fame: Model and former Leo DiCaprio squeeze
- Bar wore braces until the age of 15
- She began her modelling career at the age of 8 months!
- Bar controversially avoided Israeli military service thanks to a quick sham marriage to a family friend
- Bar can fly! Well, an image of Bar posing for Sports Illustrated was once painted on the side of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737
Bar Refaeli is not your average model. No model capable of bagging Leonardo DiCaprio could ever be called average. She was born in Israel into an Israeli Jewish family. Her mother was a model too, back in the 1970’s.
Bar’s modelling career began when she was just eight months old and she started to get work in TV commercials. Her modelling career was halted for a bit while she wore braces until the age of 15. By 2000, she had won the Model of the Year in an Israeli beauty contest and was subsequently signed up by Storm Model Management in London, One Management in NYC, and IMG models in Paris.
Bar has since gone on to model for Elle, Maxim, GQ, and Garnier International, as well as bagging the much-coveted cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009 – the first Israeli model to do so.
She first met Leo at an LA party thrown for the band U2. The two fell head over heels, kept a low profile, and dated from 2005 until 2011.
Normally Bar likes to keep a low profile, but with Leo spotted around town with a certain Gossip Girl, Bar has been showing him what he’s lost out on with a series of drop dead gorgeous photos posted on Twitter.