Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman’s journey from Miss Israel 2004 to Hollywood

26 Mar 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Beauty pageants have always been empowering women by encouraging them to do something phenomenal in their lives. These competitions inculcate the values of discipline, self-confidence, sportsmanship and prominently the determination to be an inspiration to thousands of people. An exquisite beauty that has given life to these theoretical ideologies is the gracious winner of Miss Israel 2004 Gal Gadot. A global icon today, Gal aka Wonder Woman, commenced her journey with vying for the national crown of Miss Israel 2004. Her remarkable victory in the beauty pageant opened her door to success and with her hardwork and will power, the diva has managed to become one of the highest paid actresses of the world.

Born in 1985, Gal was only 18-years-old when she competed for the crown of Miss Israel 2004. Her excellent performance throughout the competition made her one of the favorite contestants of the audience and she was largely presumed to be the winner even before the actual results were announced. Fulfilling her duty as Miss Israel 2004, Gadot went on to represent Israel in Miss Universe 2004 but unfortunately wasn’t placed. Her loss in Miss Universe 2004 did not put a halt on her career and that is very well evident by her position now.



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After serving as the fitness readiness instructor in Israel Defense Force, she began studying law and international relations at IDC Herzliya college alongside building her modeling portfolio. In 2008, she made her first television debut starring in an Israeli drama Bubot. It was soon after her debut, she got an offer from the casting director of the famous Fast & Furious franchise who casted her over six other actresses. Gadot who has always been athletic and sporty astounded the team when she herself performed the stunts in the film. Gadot says that her experience of working with Israel Defense Forces helped her to win the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious: "I think the main reason was that the director Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons."

Gadot gained worldwide fame when she portrayed Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe and stunned the audience with her impeccable acting skills and deep feminine strength. The diva, with her success is an inspiration to every woman and has proved that failures are the first step of winning. In 2018, Gadot was listed amongst the top 100 most influential people in the world and she indeed deserve this position.



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Gadot, not only is an actress but has also labeled herself as a film producer since she along with her husband Jaron Varsano formed a production company ‘Pilot Wave’ which will produce its first film Irena Sendler, a historical thriller starring Gal Gadot. Undoubtedly, Gal is one of the most successful winners of Miss Israel and women like her not only become the pride and grandeur of their country or their families but also of the beauty pageants. We wish this beauty a very happy and successful life ahead.