Bar Refaeli is pissed that Brooklyn Decker got the ‘SI Swimsuit’ cover


From what little I know of Israeli model Bar Refaeli, I don’t think much of her. Of course, I only really know three things about her: one, she’s back on with Leonardo DiCaprio after a brief separation; two, her career and dating history seem to indicate that she’s Single White Female-ing Gisele Bundchen; and three, she dodged Israeli military service by marrying a friend briefly, then divorcing him, which is kind of douche move for your country. So, yeah… she doesn’t seem like a very cool girl. Add another log to the uncool fire, because Gatecrasher is reporting that Bar is totally pissed that Brooklyn Decker got the Sports Illustrated cover, and Bar is acting like a bitch publicly:

Looks like Bar Refaeli isn’t taking her loss of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover to Brooklyn Decker too well.

We hear the Israeli beauty – aka Leonardo DiCaprio’s ladylove – looked anything but pleased as she arrived to the mag’s party Tuesday night at the Gansevoort Hotel’s club Provocateur.

“She had a scowl on her face and wouldn’t even look up for photographers who had been waiting for hours in the freezing cold outside,” our spy says. “She even walked right by fans who were pleading for her to sign her past issues of Sports Illustrated.”

Bar finally gave in – but only after hearing that Decker indeed stopped for admirers.

“Brooklyn had stood in a tiny mini-dress posing with the same fans,” our snitch says. “When Bar tried to walk by, one finally yelled ‘But Brooklyn did it!’ – and that got her attention.

“Bar then turned around, begrudgingly retraced her steps and agreed to do the same. But she still looked pretty miserable throughout the night.”

And perhaps she had good reason: 24-year-old Bar was rumored to be the top pick for this year’s cover over 22-year-old Decker.

“After pictures of Bar’s shoot were leaked on the Internet, a lot of people thought it would be her,” an insider dished of the stunner, who made her SI debut in 2007 and covered the mag in 2009. “Two years in a row would have been a huge accomplishment for her. It makes sense that she would be disappointed.”

And we can’t help wonder if maybe there’s a personal competition, too: Both of the beauties hang with high-profile men – Decker married tennis heartthrob Andy Roddick last April, and Bar has dated Leo on and off since she was 19.

Said a second insider: “They are both very much in the spotlight right now, and the SI cover just nudged Brooklyn a little bit ahead.”

[From Gatecrasher]

Since I don’t know much about Bar’s personality, sure, I’ll buy that she’s the kind of girl would sulk and pout that someone else got a career boost. But, jeez, unprofessional much? And if you really want to pout and sulk, why not just refuse to go to the party? Unless she was contractually obligated to be there, in which case, just suck it up, put on a smile, and realize that people pay you to be pretty for a living.

Bar Refaeli looking unhappy at the SI launch on February 9, 2010. Credit: WENN. SI cover courtesy of HuffPo.


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  1. bite me says:

    Brookly is such a buttaface

  2. Sumodo1 says:

    Don’t piss off Israeli women. Just don’t.

  3. Nadia says:

    Hey, my dad was a draft dodger too. My husband was a conscientious objector to military service in Italy and spent two years doing community service instead. I can’t rail on someone for not doing military service if they can avoid it. Do you wish there was mandatory military service in North America? Think your kids should do their part?

  4. Ben says:

    You make you comments on the assumption that a rumor such as this is actually true (which most of the time they aren’t).
    Form your opinion about the girl of truth (such as dodging military service) not dubious rumors.

  5. Feebee says:

    Hee hee, only make comment on facts. Why not just shut down the site now! There’s also two sides to a “fact”, though in Bar’s case it doesn’t sound good for her side, but then again if the Israelis are silly enough to give a loose “out” then it’s there for the taking.

    But back to the more interesting take on Bar just being a bitch…. it’s disappointing that the SI girls aren’t a little more supportive of each other esp when BR already had a cover and there’s always next year.

  6. k says:

    I still don’t get the appeal of Bar. She’s incredibly plain looking

  7. captain says:

    I don’t like her.

  8. Snarf says:

    By all accounts she’s extremly high maintenance and a total bitch to deal with. For Leo’s sake, I hope the sex is worth it.

  9. Beth says:

    Bar almost always has a scowl on her face, even in candids. I guess it’s just the way she looks, like Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba. It doesn’t neccessarily mean they are unhappy. Bar’s success is more about her body. She has a great body, average face. I don’t know about her expecting the cover. I don’t know if SI has had the same covergirl two years in a row. If they have done it, it’s very rare.

  10. Sol says:

    I truly believe other women would have been a better choice for the cover.

  11. Obvious says:

    I think Bar is much prettier than Brooklyn. Say what you will about her but Bar is gorgeous and has a great body, and all of her leaked pictures blow this cover shot out of the water with Brooklyn.

  12. Jazz says:

    I’d never heard of her until she started dating Leonardo DiCaprio, much like Gisele, so meh.

  13. Goosie says:

    Bar is so so pretty, but I guess I’m Team Brooklyn on this one. Mostly because I love Andy Roddick. For their wedding, he flew in his favorite taxi driver from London so he could attend…I think that’s cool as hell. So I like Brooklyn by association.

  14. Super Mustache says:

    Wow Nadia, you must be so proud. I would ask why you married a coward but since your dad is one too, I already know the answer. And the saddest thing is that you act like it’s OK and no big deal. Shameful.

  15. hatsumomo says:

    why do these girls pose while holding their swimsuits instead of wearing them? Maybe I just don’t get it, why are men going to buy these mags with info on where to acquire said bikini and not wear them? if its chikcks they’e looking for then get a skin mag.
    And another thing I dont get, why ignore your fans when they are the ones responsible for you being where you are in the first place? what a bitch.

  16. Novaraen says:

    Gisele, Bar and Brooklyn all have buttafaces. Awesome bods….but the face is lacking.

  17. imo says:

    She’s 34 or 24? Damn she has an old face.

  18. Nadia says:

    Funny you, Super Mustache. I’m very proud that my husband did community service for two years instead of one year military service. It was a choice that the Italian government allowed him to make. He did not do anything illegal or unethical, by objective standards. It was a choice.

    As for my father? I won’t debate that with you. I am proud of him. You think he’s a coward. I guess you think Bar is a coward too. Think what you want. I don’t care. I also don’t care what Bar does. But I’m not a judgmental person like you.

  19. DK88 says:

    Bar is only pretty when she doesn’t open her mouth, she has this weird tight-lipped smile. I didn’t know anything about her except that Leo was dating her. I saw her on letterman or something last year – I couldn’t believe how dumb, snotty, uninteresting,and not even that pretty she was. I was watching and thinking, Leo went from Giselle to this?? It also made me lower my opinion of Leo. So this story does not surprise me at all.

  20. Erin says:

    Super Mustache…I think you’re wrong to call Nadia’s family members cowards. There are MANY reasons to avoid service – and not all of them involve being a coward. Nothing more American than the freedom of personal belief, right? 🙂

  21. eek says:

    I am beginning to hear bitchy story after bitchy story with her. NOT GOOD. first she dodged military service, now this? and I wouldnt believe it all, if every picture i see of her she has a big giant scowl on her face. she seems miserable

  22. Essie says:

    I think SI might have thought it was time to put an American on the cover. Not that the men who buy the magazine care. They only want half naked, young, pretty women, no matter where they come from.

    I remember back in 1997 when TyTy Banks was on the cover, for the second year in a row, and Steffi Graf was inside, I bought SI for the first (and only) time. I was so embarrassed at some of the photos, I had to hide the magazine in a box and put the box behind my bookcase. When I moved in 2007, I saw the magazine and had to laugh at myself. I still have it but the pictures are still too racy for me. But Steffi and Tyra look good!!

    Back on topic . . . Brooklyn is way prettier than Bar but neither is all that beautiful. Brooklyn does look pretty sitting in the stands at Andy’s matches. I dislike that cover photo because it looks ridiculous. Why show her naked breasts with the bikini top slung over her shoulder? Stupid, if you ask me.

  23. Nadia says:

    I really appreciate your kind words Erin.

  24. audrey says:

    i just figured out who she reminds me of – Amanda knox!

  25. Johanna says:

    Although I found Kaiser’s single white femaling comment funny I also don’t think it’s fair. Leonardo DiCaprio has a history of dating models so perhaps her dating history has something to do with the fact that those men are possibly shallow douches who like to date the current “it” models.

  26. Kelaa Khaa says:

    Team Nadia! My father was also a draft dodger and I am proud that he did not kill Vietnamese Citizens and instead went to Canada. His father reported him to the FBI. Supermustache, how is not being a follower being a coward? Joan Baez had a good saying “what if they held a war and nobody came?

  27. Dana says:

    Im with Gatecrasher. I don’t think its honorable to leave your country high and dry. It makes her look especially disloyal. Her actions also say a lot about her character, values & morals to ‘use’ someone by getting into a fake marriage in order to avoid service to her country (even though he was in full agreement). Only a very selfish person would put her needs above others in that regard. She is not someone I would want to be friends with in my lifetime.

    And if service in the military was mandatory in the U.S. for me, YES, I would gladly serve and be proud to defend my country.

  28. Ana says:

    I wouldn’t want to do military service (although I respect those that do) and I’m glad I have the choice.

    Bar seems like a very unpleasant person.

  29. ella says:

    I think Brooklyn is much prettier than Bar

  30. nnn says:

    I think Bar is technically more beautiful but Brooklyn is much more fresher and has a better smile.

    I don’t know if it makes sense.

    Anyway, in the modelling industry you can get away with an average face if you have a great body and are photogenic. That’s all that really count : the BODY and the PHOTOGENY

  31. Michelle says:

    Bar is just as ugly as her name.

  32. Annabelle says:

    Pfft… I don’t believe that, if military service became compulsory in the USA or australia or in any countries its currently not, everyone would happily oblige. Come on… As if you wouldn’t get out of it if you had the chance. Why would anyone want to involve themselves in military? I don’t think its shameful at all — Killing ppl certainly is though. So is being a judgmental d-ck, super mustache.

    Team Nadia! And team Brooklyn!

  33. Lway says:

    @ audrey: YES! You hit the nail on the head! She does look like Amanda Knox. I’ve been looking into her little slit eyes on the top pic thinking “You’re just as nasty as …… as …… as…..” 🙂

  34. Nadia says:

    Yay! Open-minded, kind people abound!

  35. Peach says:

    Team Nadia.
    Really, plenty of wars are not about freedom or keeping your country safe. They are about financial gain, installing pro-your country dictators, or simply gaining new assets. That’s just historical fact.
    Some wars I understand, others I just wonder how on earth the politicians-that-be have gotten away with it. And that goes for all countries. Worldwide. I’ll choose not to fight to help some man get that much richer. I would sleep just fine at night having not killed innocent civilians for nothing more than money.

    And Bar? Don’t like her. Never have. It’s her lack of smize(I say without irony). Good choice SI.

  36. Lia says:

    Decker is so much prettier than Refaeli. My husband thinks they made the right choice, lol.

  37. Really Rosie says:

    Annabelle, who told you that being in the Military automatically meant killing people? I can also think of many reasons for someone to choose to be in the Military, the least of which is to defend and protect people who look down on us and call us “killers.” You are welcome for our service and the many sacrifices we have to make to be prepared to defend you.