Gal Gadot, the renowned actress who played Wonder Woman, has shared a surprising story of how she intentionally lost points during the Miss Universe competition. She was unexpectedly crowned Miss Israel and sent to participate in the international pageant. During the contest, she deliberately spoke in a thick local accent when asked questions by one of the judges, Paula Abdul, and even claimed not to know English. The actress recently recounted her experience in an interview with Vanity Fair, revealing that she did everything possible to ensure that she did not win the crown.
Gal Gadot, the well-known actress from Israel who played Wonder Woman, took part in the Miss Universe 2004 competition held in the United States. However, during a 2016 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she revealed that participating in beauty pageants was not her cup of tea and did not fit her personality well. She clarified that she was not the sort of person who enjoyed being in such a position. When asked why she decided to enter the Miss Israel pageant at the age of 18, the actress, who stands tall at 1.78 meters, disclosed that she registered for the competition because she knew that contestants would be flown to Europe. She wanted to be able to tell her future children and grandchildren that she had once competed in a beauty pageant. Despite having stunning looks and a perfect figure, Gal Gadot did not feel comfortable in her own skin. In an Instagram post from earlier times, the actress shared a photo of herself being crowned Miss Israel and confessed that she didn’t understand why they chose her that night.
After winning a beauty pageant, Gal Gadot did not jump into an entertainment career right away. Instead, she chose to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat instructor for two years. Upon finishing her service, Gadot attended university to pursue Law and International Relations with dreams of becoming a lawyer. Despite her efforts to steer clear of acting, her natural talent caught the attention of casting agents and directors, leading to various TV appearances in Israel. In 2008, she auditioned for the role of Bond girl in Quantum of Solace, but unfortunately, the part went to someone else. To enhance her acting abilities, she returned to school to study acting. Her break came when she landed a role in Fast and Furious 5. Given her military background, Gadot has a distinct advantage in action movies, which she thoroughly enjoys.
Gal Gadot has gained immense fame and recognition for her exceptional portrayal of the iconic character, Wonder Woman. Her career took a massive leap forward after being cast as the female superhero in the hit movie, Wonder Woman, which garnered global success with over $800 million in box office earnings. This propelled Gal Gadot to stardom almost instantly. For the sequel, the actress was offered a staggering $10 million, a substantial increase from the $300,000 she received for her first role. Additionally, she has signed a lucrative deal to lead the upcoming movie, Cleopatra. Gal Gadot is happily married to Yaron Varsano, a millionaire. The couple tied the knot in 2008 and are blessed with two daughters.