Maxim Hot 2012 The No.1 Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli (born June 4, 1985) is an Israeli model, known for her work modeling and for her relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Refaeli was born in 1985 in the countryside of Israel where her parents, Tsipi and Rafi, owned a horse ranch. It was her mother who first saw potential in her daughter. Bar Refaeli began a modeling career at the age of eight months, appearing in commercials. She had to wear braces in her early years, postponing her modeling. At the age of fifteen, Refaeli returned to modeling.
Refaeli began her modeling career before the age of one. By the age of fifteen she was featured in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, also starring in a commercial for Milki.Refaeli won the title "Model of The Year" in a beauty contest in 2000 and 2001. She was also chosen to be the home model of Renuar fashion network and appeared in their summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogues. She was cast for fashion production abroad, among them Dim, and appeared in the French ELLE magazine.
She is the first Israeli model to be featured in Sports Illustrated magazine; the same picture was later published on the cover of Maxim. She appeared on the cover of the March 2006 issue of GQ Italy. She was in the March 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated in a swimsuit and posed with the band Aerosmith as well. Bar appeared in a September 2007 Paris-Match issue where she was interviewed by reporter Caroline Mangez. The six-page article had many pictures and an interview about Bar's life in Israel, her family and her work. She also appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine for the October 2007 issue.Britain's original style magazine for men, Arena, called Bar Refaeli, The Best Body of 2008 in its February 2008 issue. Bar appears on the cover.Refaeli will star in an English language film named Session directed by Israeli director Haim Buzaglo.
Refaeli volunteered once for Project Sunshine. Refaeli also spent one day helping animal lovers association, Ahava, which has been caring for hundreds of pets abandoned in the Northern Israel during the war with Hizbullah.Bar was in a relationship with actor Leonardo Dicaprio.
She was named as "Sexiest Import" at the 2007 Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards
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