Bar Refaeli has been turning heads ever since she was young, at least that’s what we hear from her mum, former model Tzipi Levine. And by young, we really mean quite young. While still in diapers at eight months old, Bar was already making appearances in commercials, hence it’s no real surprise that she quickly rose up the ranks to be an internationally well-known swimsuit model. She’s also a mum. The stunner, who is also an avid environmentalist, is married to Israeli tycoon Adi Ezra and they have an adorable daughter and one more little munchkin on the way.
Flip open any magazine and you’ll realise that Bar is a regular on the list of “sexiest women” around the world and she topped the list at number one on Maxim’s 2012 Hot 100 list. Though she has appeared in many magazines, she is best known for her pictures in Sports Illustrated – she was the first ever Israeli model to appear in the magazine. Within two years, she made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2009 Swimsuit issue, a highly coveted gig that Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks once had.
Bar doesn’t just model swimsuits though. She has worked for a range of brands and campaign, including Hublot and Victoria’s Secret, as well as graced the cover of other fashion magazines, such as Elle.
Through her modelling gigs, she has had the opportunity to mingle with top celebrities. She starred in a shoot alongside Steven Tyler for Carolina Lampke sunglasses where we dare say that she stole the spotlight from the flamboyant Aerosmith frontman.
She posted a behind the scenes photo shortly after, captioned “Liv’s dad and Liv’s mom” in reference to Steven’s daughter Liv Tyler, and Bar’s daughter Liv.
We are envious of Bar’s ability to look good no matter where she is, be it on a beach in her bikini or glamming it up in front of the camera.
Her style factor has not dropped even after she started sporting a baby bump and she’s been blowing us away with her bump style. We love the sense of humour she has too in this adorable boomerang shot of herself and X factor Israel judge Shiri Maimon rubbing their well-clad baby bumps together, and we’re sure its great to have a friend to walk the pregnancy journey together with.
If history is anything to go by though, Bar should bounce back quickly after her pregnancy, right back to work. Can you believe that the below photo was taken just weeks after she gave birth to Liv.
As a loud and proud environmentalist, the free-spirited model champions various causes, such as the banning of animal testing, encouraging the use of electric cars and reducing plastic bag usage.
Bar got married to Israeli businessman Adi Ezra in September 2015 in a gorgeous dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, who was at the helm at Chloe at that time, that fit her free-spirited personality perfectly.
Her social feed is peppered with images of the pair being affectionate and goofing around with each other, and it’s a testimony of how in love the two of them are.
It’s no surprise that their daughter Liv was born in August 2016, a year after their union. The private couple though have yet to release a photo of their little one though.
News of Bar being pregnant again popped up this year, but it really was not surprising as the supermodel has mentioned before in interviews that she would like to have many children, as she herself has three other siblings.
Judging by how close she is to her family – especially to her mum, we’re more than certain that she has a great role model as a mum and that she will be a great mum herself to her children and children to come.
We can’t wait to see more of Bar’s baby bump outfits, and hopefully maybe catch a glimpse of her little ones!
For our previous mum crush, click here.