Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/7/14
    Bar Refaeli was voted #1 on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 list for 2012. The Israeli stunner was destined for modeling and hotness glory as her mother, Tzipi Levine, was a successful model in the 1970s. Ms. Refaeli has been modeling as early as the age of 8 months in a baby commercial but began modeling regularly at the age of 15 when she was featured in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, also starring in a commercial for Milky, a pudding manufacturer. Refaeli won the title “Model of The Year” in an Israeli beauty contest in 2000.   Refaeli has appeared in ELLE (France), Maxim, and GQ (Italy). She debuted in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, becoming the first Israeli model to appear in the magazine, posing with rock band Aerosmith.  In 2009, Refaeli was the covermodel for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. On 5 March 2009, Refaeli received the “World Style Award,” presented by the Women’s World Awards, for her “natural elegance, sense of style and c...

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