Actress Gal Gadot, who gained fame for her portrayal of “Wonder Woman,” surprisingly won the Miss Israel title and was subsequently sent to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. However, she deliberately attempted to lose points during the competition. In a November interview with Vanity Fair, she looked back on the experience with affection and said that Paula Abdul, a vocalist and dancer, was one of the judges. She attempted to reply to Abdul’s questions in a heavy local accent, stating, “Sorry, I don’t understand English.” She went to great lengths to avoid winning the crown.
Gal Gadot, the famous Israeli actress, was a participant in the Miss Universe 2004 competition held in the United States. During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show in 2016, she disclosed that being a beauty queen wasn’t her cup of tea, and it didn’t resonate with her personality. According to her, “I’m just not that type of woman.” When asked about why she participated in the Miss Israel pageant at the age of 18, Gal Gadot revealed that she did it for the thrill of being flown to Europe along with the other contestants. She also wanted to have a story to tell her children and grandchildren in the future regarding her experience as a beauty pageant contestant. Moreover, despite her striking beauty, the actress lacked confidence in herself. In one of her Instagram posts, she shared a throwback picture of her being crowned as Miss Israel and admitted that she didn’t understand why they picked her on that particular evening.
Following her participation in a beauty contest, Gal Gadot took a different path than her pageant peers by joining the Israeli Defense Forces and serving as a combat instructor for two years. Her intention was to pursue a career in law, studying Law and International Relations at university. Despite her efforts to avoid the entertainment industry, Gadot’s acting abilities caught the attention of casting agents and directors, leading her to appear in various TV shows in Israel. She even auditioned for a role in Quantum of Solace, but the part eventually went to Olga Kurylenko. However, this setback didn’t deter her from pursuing acting further. In order to improve her skills, she went back to school to study acting before returning to Hollywood where she landed a role in Fast and Furious 5. Her time in the military has proven to be an advantage in her action roles, which she thoroughly enjoys.
Gal Gadot rose to global fame after her outstanding performance as Wonder Woman, receiving widespread acclaim for her spot-on portrayal of the iconic character. Her acting career took a remarkable turn when she was cast as the female superhero in the 2017 film, which raked in over $800 million, propelling her to instant stardom. Following the blockbuster’s success, she was offered a staggering $10 million for the sequel, a massive jump from the $300,000 she earned for the first movie. Moreover, Gal Gadot signed a highly lucrative contract to star as the lead in the forthcoming film, Cleopatra.
Apart from her flourishing professional life, Gal Gadot leads a contented married existence with her millionaire spouse, Yaron Varsano. The duo exchanged wedding vows in 2008 and are fortunate to have two delightful daughters.