Supermodel Bar Refaeli appears on the cover of British GQ for its September issue, and (as usual) her body looks absolutely stunning in the photoshoot. While she will never be considered an intellectual genius, however, Bar certainly has a technique to her modelling. In a few excerpts from the accompanying interview, she gives away a secret of her success:
On Perfecting Her Poses: “I’ve learned how to do this. I study all of my pictures. Which turn of the hip is sexier, which toe to curl or leg to straighten. I know every bone.”
On Childhood Modelling Past: “One of my first memories was asking my mother every day when my next shoot was going to be. I’d skip school to do it; I loved nothing more than being in front of the camera. I didn’t want it to stop.”
On Being Back Home: “It’s so wonderful to be here back in my home town. I woke up in my own bed and tonight I’ll sleep on my own pillow. I love this city. I’m glad I can shine a different light [on Israel]. When some people think about Israel, they think that we’re hiding in shelters all day long, afraid that we are going to have rockets falling on us.”
Oh, Bar. While I won’t criticize her (untouchable) body or obvious prowess in front of the camera, she seems pretty vacuous, right? As in nothing is more important than getting her picture taken even if that means being a draft-dodger. Apparently, Bar even married (and then quickly divorced) one of her own relatives just to avoid her two years of compulsory service because “celebrities have other needs.” Never mind that fellow Israeli supermodel Etsi Ginzburg served her two years without complaint. Bar is also a customs dodger too, for what it’s worth.
Now, for more silly mindlessness from Bar, who has posted a few photos on her Twitter account of herself all slathered up in Dead Sea mud. Presumably, some people will get up in arms and describe this as “blackface,” but Kaiser points out that Bar’s probably just being dumb, not racist. I tend to agree, and even though Dead Sea mud is supposed to be great for the skin as a beauty treatment, I think Bar’s gotten a bit carried away here. Then again and with a body like that, she can afford to be less than serious about most things.
Photos courtesy of GQ UK and Twitter