Stunning beauty Bar Refaeli has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated and bewildered the world when she was chosen to fly the sky in a sexy swimsuit photo plastered across a Boeing 737. She’s been featured in over 200 international magazines and she’s proven she has the endurance to withstand the worldwide modeling industry and woo attention to a brand. The burning question is: What’s model Bar Refaeli’s diet and workout secrets? How does this Victoria’s Secret bombshell stay in shape over more than two decades of professional modeling?
BAR TELLS ALL ON “AWKWARD TEEN PHASE”
The 30-year-old supermodel has described “an awkward teen phase” complete with braces, which stunted her modeling career for a three years when she was 13, but her early childhood modeling career proved permanently profitable as adulthood transformed her into a butterfly — but it isn’t all credited to great genes and good luck. Despite having a mother who modeled professional in the 1970’s, Bar didn’t climb to the top, and stay there, by failing to workout and eat right.
FROM MODEL TODDLER TO GLOBAL SUPERSTAR
The Israeli model, who started modeling when she was a toddler, says her workout program, consisting of resistance training and cardio, is what keeps her in the modeling game. Bar also has the workout guidance of personal trainer Tomer Tenzer. Bar tells to Swide.com, her workout secret lies in “a lot of crunches and a lot of cardio” but she doesn’t obsess. Bar prefers to stay active on a daily basis with whatever she feels inspired to try in the moment, in between a smattering of structured workouts with her PT. You won’t find typical workouts in her repertoire either. In addition to the run-of-the-mill celebrity workouts, Bar is a practitioner of Krav Maga, a form of martial arts designed and perfected by the Israeli army. The celebrity workout inspiration advises fans to try just four weeks of daily cardio and careful eating to jump-start towards an active lifestyle like hers.
DISHING HER WORKOUT AND DIET SECRETS
Like most celebrity diets, Bar Refaeli’s includes an unusual trick she swears by — A glass of hot water infused with a squeeze of lemon in the morning, to energize a sluggish morning metabolism. The leggy blonde is publicly dismissive of any and all notions of a starvation mentality, a typical diet stereotype among her supermodel peers. Although Bar confesses to naturally craving nutritious things, she allows herself grace with cravings by allowing a once-weekly burger and fries to satisfy fat cravings.
BAR REFAELI NOT “SKINNY OR TALL ENOUGH?”
Despite looking and feeling healthy and having her diet and workout plan on lock-down, Bar recently opened up to Hello! about her brief identity crisis as a model. She admitted the realization, early in her career, that she didn’t “fit in” with the high-fashion runway crowd. Standing 5-feet-8 inches tall with a bust-waist-hip ratio of 34-24-35, the supermodel sports model measurements to most, yet she believed the fashion industry had a different perspective. Earlier this summer, Bar Refaeli was asked about her body and give her take on how she would describe herself. She, with a measure of content, described herself as not “skinny or tall enough” for the couture runway model set, but proudly defined herself as a “sexy” supermodel, nonetheless, an assessment Bar Refaeli fans rightly agree with.
BUICK PICKS UP BAR FOR FACE OF “CAR YOGA”
Match the sexy superstar’s fit frame with her spontaneous workout cravings and it makes sense why Buick chose her as their leading lady in the recently launched “24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive” campaign. Despite never doing yoga prior to the video shoot and campaign, Bar’s ability to try new things keeps her workout and fitness routine new and fresh. The saucy “yoga in the car” campaign, with coordinating demonstration videos featuring Bar, portrays the model stretching through a flow of acrobatic yoga poses while seated in the driver’s seat of a Buick and modeling Modified Warrior I and Puppy Pose alongside the ride.
ON TRYING OUT YOGA FOR THE FIRST TIME
“I’m a beginner to yoga,” Bar says to the camera behind-the-scenes of the video shoot. “I just started it. I feel like I’ve been traveling so much and I’ve been working so hard, with jet-lag and everything, yoga helps me unwind and it helps my soul and my mind.”