Sunday, February 14, 2016

The New Wonder Woman is a Beauty Queen

Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman 
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model who is best known for her role as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. 

It was only when she was cast in the iconic role of Wonder Woman  in the DC Extended Universe that people sat up and noticed her. 

She will debut this summer as Wonder Woman in the first installment of the DC Extended Universe series, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The role of Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman who is as an Amazon princess and 5,000-year-old demigoddess daughter of Zeus was made famous by actress and beauty queen Lynda Carter during the mid 70’s.
 Lynda Carter as the 70’s Wonder Woman

Serving as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces for two years worked to her advantage especially in the action- packed scenes of the movie.
 WONDER WOMEN: Lynda Carter & Gal Gadot
But did you know that aside from being cast as Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter also share something in common? They’re both beauty queens who have represented their respective countries in the world’s two biggest international beauty competitions. 
 Lynda Carter today at 63 years old

After getting crowned as Miss World USA, Lynda Carter represented the United States in the 1972 Miss World Pageant where she finished in the Top 15.

Gal Gadot was 19 years old when she competed in and won the 2004 Miss Israel Pageant.  Afterwards, she travelled to Ecuador to represent Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe Pageant but she was not able to secure a Top 15 semifinal spot.

While serving in the Israel Defense Forces, she also worked as a fashion and commercial model. Later on, she entered university to study law but had to put everything on hold when she was called to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace. She was instead cast   for Fast & Furious.

"I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don't have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power." On her Fast & Furious role

 With  Miss Philippines Maricar Balagtas & Miss Norway Kathryn Sorland
 During Miss U 2004, Quito, Ecuador

Gal Gadot may not have won the Miss Universe crown but she is poised to become the most famous among the girls who competed in the 2004 edition of the pageant held in Quito, Ecuador
 who would have known?
The saying “When a door closes, a window of opportunity will open” has been proven by Ms. Gadot to be especially true!

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