Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s website SwimDaily.com released this week a list of the 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models and of course Bar was part of the list, in fact she made it all the way to the Top 10 in #9 Here’s what they had to say about Bar and what she had to say about her experience with the magazine
9. Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli :: Raphael Mazzucco/SI
Hometown: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Years in Swimsuit Issue: 5 (2007-2010, 2012)
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Refaeli, featured on the 2009 cover, is the first Israeli model to be featured in the Swimsuit issue. She appeared in her first commercial at eight months and continued her ascent until making her first Swimsuit appearance in 2007, when she was featured with the band Aerosmith.
Random Fact: Bar has it in her blood to be a model. Her mother, also known by her maiden name of Tzipi Levine, was a successful model.
On her best swimsuit memory: “I specifically remember two shoots that have always stuck in my head. One was the first year I worked with Sports Illustrated- I shot with Aerosmith. That was a blast!
The other was when I shot a story with athletes- I love sports and I got to shoot with Rafael Nadal, Michael Phelps, and Chris Paul! They all were very nice and it felt great to work with them.
I love how the pictures came out!”
On how swimsuit impacted her career: “Working for Sports Illustrated was one of the biggest steps in my career, especially being on the cover. You receive immediate recognition. Your name is everywhere. It’s amazing how after so many years, the swim issue is still one of the most demanded and sought after issues!”
On her favorite all-time top swimsuit model: “I’ve always loved Tyra Banks. Her pictures always showed more than just a pretty face. She is alive, happy, and radiant.”
Go ahead and check all pictures from her five-year run with the magazine in our gallery
2007 – Jamaica + Models & Musicians: Bar Refaeli & Aerosmith
2008 – Israel
2009 – The Grenadines
20010 – The Maldives
2012 – Bar & The Athletes
In case you want to see the whole list check it out HERE.
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