Bar Refaeli on being #1 on Maxim’s hot list: “no one hits on me!” Is she full of crap?

Bar Refaeli

Earlier this week, Bar Refaeli was revealed at the #1 top pick by Maxim readers for their annual “Hot List,” and the responses from you were mixed. A lot of you thought Bar was the obvious choice, and others admitted to not seeing anything special about her brand of beauty. Regardless of the general consensus, Bar has appeared on “Conan” to discuss her spot on the Maxim list, and she reveals that dudes never, ever hit on her. This is the classic myth of a woman who’s so beautiful and men who are so intimidated by said beauty that they’d never dare approach her for fear of getting mercilessly shot down like an innocent bystander in a John Woo film. Now if Samantha Brick had anything to say about it, then hot women get hit on all the time, but most of us realize that Samantha Brick isn’t as pretty as she believes herself to be. Anyway, back to the dateless plight of Bar Refaeli:

It’s so hard being beautiful, isn’t it?

During an appearance on Conan Tuesday, 26-year-old supermodel Bar Refaeli explained why she’s been unlucky in love since splitting with Leonardo DiCaprio in May 2011. (The two began dating in the spring of 2006 and split for six months in 2009; they rekindled their romance the following year.)

“Let’s put it out there: no one hits on me. No one flirts with me. It’s very sad, actually,” Refaeli told host Conan O’Brien, 49. “A guy who comes up to me [directly] works. I hope that will happen every now and again.”

As for what Refaeli looks for in a guy? “There’s the obvious things: I want him to be sweet and kind with good values and morals. But the first thing I notice is his teeth. I have a fetish. He has to have a great smile and really white, bright teeth.”

Refaeli, who recently topped Maxim’s Hot 100 List, also revealed that she’s “not that confident” when it comes to posing nude.

“I actually had a thin line of underwear that they airbrushed out,” she said of the magazine’s racy pictorial. “When the model doesn’t agree to appear completely naked, then you have to use the magic of computers.”

[From Us Weekly]

I can sort of empathize with Bar’s frustration at not being able to get dates because I think her status (even more than her beauty) causes men to back away for fear of looking like idiots. I mean, what civilian guy would be silly enough to randomly hit on a supermodel? Basically, if Bar wants to get any action, she’s probably going to have to make the first move. I’m sure she’ll manage just fine.

Here’s the Maxim photo (that Bar discusses in the interview) for which a very “lucky nerd” (according to Conan) has airbrushed out her underwear in favor of a suggestive tanline. Nice work.

Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli

Screencaps courtesy of YouTube; photo courtesy of Maxim

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  1. Rhea says:

    I can see why she’s the number one on the list. Looks better than Gisele for me. No wonder Leo was with her. And about Samantha Brick????? LMAO. If at the moment she feels like a very beautiful woman, what would happen if her face and body is like Bar???? #shudder#

    • Sarko says:

      Post Leo Gisele moved on to a relationship with a handsome successful sports superstar
      Why can Bar with her alleged superior beauty not do the same?
      Please don’t tell me a woman who married a relative to get out of serving; has been linked to rich men as a teenager would bristle if a B list American star showed interest and the promise of a green card!

      Gisele remains the No 1 supermodel in the world this year alone she has the Chanel, Givenchy, Farragamo and Versace lines. Not to mention still knocking out the Vogue Covers and High Fashion contracts. And Bar?

      Beauty is subjective.
      The facts are the facts

      • Tapioca says:

        Erm… the KARDASHIANS made more money and gained more “covers” last year than Gisele. So they must, like totally, be way more awesome, right?

        Bar may be fame-whorey, but her kind of beauty is much more relatable to your average man in the street than GB’s and she at least seems to lack the mindblowing arrogance of the latter. There’s a knicker ad with Bar as I enter my local tube station and I would taser a baby to look like her, so I can see why she was voted number one!

      • Sarko says:


        I can go one better
        As the Kardashians appeared on more magazine covers than the Obamas in the past years. They are officially the most powerful/awesomest family in the world.
        But as the discussion was on their success in their respective fields – fashion. ‘Ugly’ Gisele buries Bar every day of the week and twice on Sunday

        A woman who is besties with and tips off Harvey Levin on TMZ & Just Jared; who begged Leo Dicaprio to get back with her in 2009 even though he admitted he was unprepared to be monogamous, shows she’s as craven and fame hungry as the best of them only she has not been as successful.
        That said the contrast and opinions of the two also proves the old adage “opinions are like ****holes everyone’s got ’em. and no ones changing theirs”. for sure

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        But Bar is NOT a supermodel. I can’t remember who she’s been the face for (besides that one Garnier commercial), but I know it wasn’t anyone big like Versace or Chanel. I recall a photoshoot with the Jersey Shoreguys but that does not a supermodel make.

        If she wants to get hit on maybe she should just hang around NYC bars (doesn’t she live in the Village?). Ther’s plenty of modelizers in that town who have no qualms about hitting on women who are out of their league.

        But then again maybe she’s not as beautiful as Maxim would have you believe. Afterall she’s not exactly walking around in her underwear showing off her best asset (her body). In jeans and a tee she’s average at best. And there are plenty of beautiful women in NYC. Small fish, big pond comes to mind.

      • gg says:

        I think Bar is prettier than Gisele. But damn, she looks so much like Leo DiCaprio! Look at the downturned mouth, eyebrow positioning and eyes.

      • Hannah says:

        The kardashians get TRASHY tabloid covers in story they make up! Are you kidding?

    • Rhea says:

      Relax, Sarko. My comment regarding Leo, Bar and Gisele has nothing to do about who’s the number 1 supermodel. Beauty IS subjective.

      And IMO like Tapioca said, I find Bar kind of beauty is much more relatable to your average man in the street than Gisele’s even though as you pointed out she is more successful than Bar. Facts are facts. True to that. But what’s my taste got to do with that? You did say that beauty is subjective, right?? So like I said before, I understand why Leo got interested with her after breaking up with Gisele.

      • Sarko says:

        Hi Rhea,

        I know I was just responding to your 1st comparisons about them with my own view that Bar’s beauty is vastly over rated. Tis all.
        Its so damn hot in London. In my office I am on celebitchy and twitter now as an outlet for frustration prior to the inevitable heat stroke.

      • Rhea says:

        @Sarko: 🙂 I do see why Gisele also the number 1 supermodel. And I understand why for you she’s more of a beauty than Bar.

        With that said, don’t you have AC in your office?? I hate humid and always got a rash from it. I’m dreading whenever summer is coming to NYC.

      • NYC_girl says:

        @Rhea – WTF is going on with today’s weather? I hate it!

    • Shaz says:

      Bar is so appealing in person because of those huge dimples. Conan, adorbs as usual. I love it when he pretends he’s trying to get hot women (it’d work on me if I was one)

  2. corny says:

    wow those must’ve been huge granny panties!

  3. Me says:

    She’s absolutely stunning. Id hit on her and Im not a man or gay.

  4. Kathrin says:

    She is not comfortable naked? Come on woman… First of all: you have to know that you look good – you are booked for underwear and bikini shoots all the time. And second: a teeny tiny thong is not far away from naked!

    Nevertheless: very beautiful woman and great body!

  5. RocketMerry says:

    True. Guys are getting shy these days.

    Of course, there are always the morons who come up with terrible pick up lines, like “I’ve got a pyjama that should look just fine on you tomorrow morning. Shall we?”.
    Do we need to count those, too?

    • Rhea says:

      LMAO. Really??? Thank God, I never got that kind of pick up lines. 😀

      • RocketMerry says:

        Yep. Also had the fake-British guy trying to chat me up as I try to finish my steak – at another table! – and a rather cute man drunkenly going: “We’ve met before, right? Was it good? *wink wink*”.

        Nice dudes don’t come up and flirt, I guess 🙁
        Yeah, you did not miss out, Rhea 🙂

        I should mention though that these are experiences with Italian guys, so I’m translating. Men here are just so cocky.

  6. Gossip PHD says:

    “I want him to be sweet and kind with good values and morals.”

    Puleeze! How about “world famous celebrity with private jet?” How about “very wealthy?”

    Imagine Bar with a dentist or school psychologist, or accountant. Puleeze!

  7. Sillyone says:

    I watched her on Conan the other night and she was adorable. Those arms that are in her photo shot have been severely photoshopped, she has very muscular arms and broad shoulders, that I noticed during her Conan interview. Nevertheless she is adorable and Leo is a fool!

    By the way I would totally hit on her not just for her looks but because she just seems down to earth and would fun to be to around.

    • blasted1 says:

      Your post name “sillyone” is spot on if you dont’ own an island or a yacht or a Lear Jet. If you do own any of the above, I apologize. Most men don’t own these things, but they have enough sense to know that the “Joe the Plumbers” of this world don’t stand a chance in Hell with a girl like her, so why bother hitting on her?

  8. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    The guys in her league (Leo DiCaprio-types: rich, good looking, prestigious) probably have asked her out. I mean, who knows, but surely…anyway, maybe she’s just really selective. I mean, she definitely deserves to be with those looks!

  9. Aria says:

    Please, stop the Samantha Brick thing. That woman freaks me out.

    Bar is ten times sexier and prettier than Gisele and any other starving to death so called supermodel.

  10. Lrayne says:

    She says no one hits on her and proceeds to tell a story of a guy hitting on her. Whatever.

  11. Natasha says:

    She looks like Linda Evangelista in the black and white pic!

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Shane Magowan is sweet and kind gentleman with good morals, perfect for Bar.

  13. Dhavy says:

    Any model is better looking than over-hyped-man-face Gisele

  14. Nessa says:

    I think she is absolutely gorgeous. Her body is insane.

  15. P-Schmuffy says:

    First of all these ‘lists’ are nothing but PR tools. Bar has an underwear line coming up and needs the publicity. Although one has to ask why did she not then grace the cover of the magazine instead of Adrianne Palick. Most in the top 10 have movies coming out this year or are coming off mega success (Olivia Munn is possibly a shareholder which is why she’s always number 2)
    If anything Bar photographs better than she looks in reality. She has jowls and serious cabbage patch face for someone so young. Her pictures are waaaay better. Oh and she was the doormat/fameseeker that was silly enough to waste her years with Leo despite the fact that he cheated on her from the beginning to the very end as known and seen by many
    Example from even the obsequious perez hilton
    He did cheat on Gisele too probably his MO!

    • Insertrandomname says:

      thanks for this link 🙂 was curious to see what the tabloids have been writing about them as a couple.

  16. Tillie says:

    she is stunning!

  17. Meg says:

    I am in no way comparing my looks to a supermodel, least of all her, but in high school I was NEVER approached by guys-ever. it really bummed me out and i assumed they all thought i was a dog. i’m 27 now and i look at old pictures of me from high school-there are few because I assumed my lack of dating was because I was hideous-and in the pictures I had a tiny little waist, great legs, I was not a dog. But no one asked me out-so what’s up? I was later approached by an old high school classmate at a bar who told me he had a big crush on me but was scared to say anything. I wanted to shake him and say, ‘Why? i would’ve loved going to homecoming with a guy!’

  18. Sarko says:

    double post

  19. Gene Parmesan says:

    No one hits on her because she is a known bitch and racist same thing with her family, look it up. And correction, she is not a supermodel.

  20. palermo says:

    oh please … men have been hitting on her since she was a teenager, who is she trying to kid. Beauty might be on the inside but for those who have it on the outside to this degree, life is so much easier in every way, you can’t convince me otherwise. Picture her and a fat woman with a hairy mole on her face, both are struggling with a door or carrying packages, who will be helped first. This type of crap makes me mad, don’t pretend you don’t know your power.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      They just want reassurane that they’re the most beautiful. Not so clever ploy.

      This woman probably always gets hit on, what she mean’t was she doesn’t get hit on by the right guys, the ones that matter to her (wealthy, famous and as goodlooking as her).

  21. hairball says:

    Never got her. She is average looking in the face and looks WAY older then 26.

  22. Janis says:

    What is with all of these (women) commenters who irrationally hate this girl? Does Bar even have a personality we can irrationally dissect? No, she’s just a model.

    I’m not one of those people who defend celebrities all the time and take it personally, I just feel that this is another example of this website’s (and it’s commenters) mean-spiritedness.

    Whenever I come here, it’s all so negative. And yeah, I’m aware it’s called celebitchy, I can enjoy a good snark like anyone else, but it’s not like this website is even funny or anything. Everyone is just really petty – which is sadder when you realize it’s mostly middle-aged women who come here. I don’t know why I come here anymore, everything here is offered by better websites, so I guess I’ll stop.

    Lastly, I left a critical comment on this website once before, and never saw it. The moderators really need to calm down. It’s one complaint.

  23. Jessie says:

    To me, she is pretty but not stunning. She does photograph very well though. Maybe guys don’t hit on her bc she has an entourage around her all the time & that’s intimidating.

  24. Maya says:

    She’s very pretty, but I personally think Mila Kunis should have been number one (I think she was number three? Or somewhere in the top five). I just think she’s so much more gorgeous.

    Of course, IMO, that’s the whole reason lists like this are a bit silly: beauty and ‘hotness’ are very subjective.

  25. riri says:

    It bothered me when she was the one to say a “lucky” nerd. It was not Conan.

    So she is not humble and somewhat stuck up.

    Is she a beautiful girl with a great body? yes.
    But that’s about it. I think the fake blond and fake tan should go, but her features are really pretty.

  26. Love Celebitchy :) says:

    wow, i dont get it. she is plain and boring