16 Badass Facts About the New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot is poised to take over Hollywood thanks to her new starring role as Wonder Woman.
Since the 30-year-old actress has signed on to play the titular hero in three blockbusters over the next few years, there's no better time to bulk up on your knowledge of the charming Israeli actress.
1. She Was Born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel
Gal's parents are Jewish immigrants from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Poland, and her background is extremely important to her.
2. She Won the Miss Israel Contest in 2004
At 19 years old, Gal took home the crown for Miss Israel, and went on to represent the country in the 2004 Miss Universe competition in Ecuador.
3. She Was a Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces
After being named Miss Israel in 2004, she was conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces. She served two years as a physical fitness specialist, where she "taught gymnastics and calisthenics."