Gal Gadot reveals her journey as a beauty queen and how she intentionally avoided becoming Miss Universe: “It just wasn’t meant to be”

Back in 2004, Gal Gadot, now a famous actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, participated in the Miss Israel beauty pageant and won. However, she did not want to pursue the Miss Universe crown that same year and tried her best to avoid it. In an interview with Vanity Fair for their November issue, the 35-year-old shared that she did not enjoy the experience. Gadot recounted how Paula Abdul was one of the judges and asked her a question, to which she responded with a heavy accent, “Me no speak English, so sorry.” She revealed that she did everything in her power to ensure that she would not win the crown.

Not for her: Gal Gadot was once a beauty queen. And in the November issue of Vanity Fair, the 35-year-old Wonder Woman actress said she did not enjoy the fit. Seen in a VF video

Gal Gadot, known for her role as Wonder Woman, has revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she was once a beauty queen. Despite this, the 35-year-old actress admitted that she did not find enjoyment in the experience. A video featuring Gadot discussing the topic can be found on the Vanity Fair website.

Not worth it for her: In 2004 she became Miss Israel but tried her hardest not to get the Miss Universe crown that same year. Seen in 2004 at the Miss Universe pageant

Back in 2004, she won the Miss Israel beauty pageant but had no intention of winning Miss Universe. In fact, she tried her hardest not to claim the crown. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, she revealed that she didn’t even expect to become Miss Israel, thinking it would be a fun experience to participate and tell her grandchildren about. However, she ended up taking home the title. Moving forward, she discussed her upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984 in an interview with VF. The film is set to release on December 25, 2020, and she mentioned that it will delve deeper into the character’s journey. The plot will revolve around themes of greed and danger, which are relevant to our current era. She was paid $300K for the first Wonder Woman movie and $10M for the sequel.

Not interested: 'Oh, my God,' said the 5ft10in star. 'Paula Abdul was one of the judges, and she asked me something and I was like [using a heavy accent]

Lack of enthusiasm: The celebrity, who stands at 5ft10in, recounted a moment when Paula Abdul, one of the judges, asked him a question and he pretended not to speak English with a heavy accent. He made sure to avoid the situation at all costs.

Doing a dance: Here the actress is seen far right next to Miss Canada

In the image, the actress can be spotted towards the far right, standing beside Miss Canada while dancing. She shares her thoughts on the societal pressure of constantly striving for more and the toll it takes on one’s identity. Gal emotionally reveals that she gets teary-eyed during the opening scene of the movie 1984, where Lilly Aspell portrays the younger version of Wonder Woman and participates in a physical contest. She believes that visualization plays a critical role in achieving one’s dreams and laments the fact that boys have always been portrayed as the hero in movies, leaving girls with limited representation.

Strong role model: Gal said she gets teary eyed when she sees the opening scene of 1984 where actress Lilly Aspell, 12, plays the child version of Wonder Woman and is in a physical contest. 'One of the biggest things that I believe is that you can only dream about becoming someone or something after you've seen it visually'

Gal spoke about the importance of having strong role models and how she gets emotional when she sees the opening scene of 1984 where child actress Lilly Aspell plays the young version of Wonder Woman in a physical contest. According to Gal, seeing something visually is essential in dreaming about becoming someone or something. She also discussed the impact of playing Wonder Woman, particularly on her daughter Alma, whom she showed the film to. While Alma was excited, she struggled to detach from seeing her mother battling bad guys, and they had to skip the scary parts. Finally, Gal addressed the criticism she received for her rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine while self-isolating, which some people found out of touch given their privileged lifestyles.

Kids: She spoke about the impact of playing Wonder Woman, including on her own daughter. Gal, who is mom to Alma, eight, and Maya, three, with husband Jaron Varsano, said that she showed the film to her eldest daughter. 'She was very excited but she also couldn't detach from seeing Ima [Ima means mother in Hebrew] battling the bad guys'

Gal Gadot discussed how playing the role of Wonder Woman had impacted her own daughter, Alma, who is eight years old, during a recent interview. She revealed that she had shown her daughter the film, and while Alma was excited, she struggled to separate her mother from the character she played on screen. Despite intending to do something good and pure with the film, Gadot felt that it did not have the desired impact. In March, Gadot appeared in a video alongside other actresses such as Natalie Portman and Amy Adams, which received criticism from Twitter users for being “out of touch.” The initial intention behind the video was positive, as Gadot explained.

Her mentor: With director Patty Jenkins at the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman in 2017

Accompanied by her mentor, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot made an introduction to a project amidst her self-quarantine. She began with a philosophical reflection on how the pandemic has affected everyone across the globe, highlighting the fact that we are all in this together regardless of our backgrounds. Gal was inspired by a video of an Italian man playing trumpet for his neighborhood during the lockdown and found it powerful and pure. Accordingly, she initiated an excruciating song while being joined by other celebrities, including Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, and Sarah Silverman, as shown in the clip.

The video in questions: In March, Gal Gadot and her celebrity friends were slammed for their rendition of John Lennon's Imagine while self isolating - with people of the internet branding them 'out of touch' for singing about 'no possessions' from their mansions

Back in March, Gal Gadot and her famous pals received criticism for their version of John Lennon’s Imagine during their self-isolation period. The internet community ridiculed them for singing about having ‘no possessions’ from their lavish mansions, labeling them as ‘out of touch’.

In a Vanity Fair cover story from November 2020, Gal discussed her controversial rendition of Imagine. Despite having good intentions, Gal acknowledged that her attempt to spread positivity didn’t quite hit the mark. She explained that she initially started with a few friends and enlisted the help of Kristen Wiig, who brought in more participants. However, Gal’s pure intentions failed to translate into a successful outcome.

New: The Vanity Fair writer, Nancy Jo Sales, mentioned that they reached out to Gal for comment on Monday after she was criticized for her upcoming role as Cleopatra with Wonder Woman director directing her in this film as well. Here is Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Gal Gadot opened up about her tendency to speak her mind and be straightforward. The actress, who has been receiving criticism for her upcoming role as Cleopatra in a film directed by Patty Jenkins, stated that sometimes her bluntness can get her in trouble. However, she has learned to acknowledge other people’s opinions by responding with “I don’t disagree with you, but” before stating her own views. Gadot added that she believes in staying true to herself and speaking her truth, even if it means not being liked in the moment. The backlash against Gadot’s casting as Cleopatra stems from the misconception that the Egyptian queen was black, when in fact she was ethnically Greek or Persian.

Another hit? Armie Hammer as Simon Doyle and Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway in 20th Century Studios' Death On The Nile; the film is due out December 18

Could Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot be the next dynamic duo on screen? It looks like they’ll be teaming up in 20th Century Studios’ Death On The Nile, with Hammer set to play Simon Doyle and Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway. Fans will have to wait until December 18 to see if this pairing will be another hit for the big screen.

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