Gal Gadot Opens Up About Her Beauty Pageant Past and Why She Never Wanted to Be Miss Universe: “It Just Wasn’t Meant to Be”

Back in the day, Gal Gadot participated in a beauty pageant and became Miss Israel in 2004. However, in the recent November edition of Vanity Fair, the 35-year-old actress who played Wonder Woman disclosed that she did not enjoy it at all. Despite her success, she tried her very best not to win the Miss Universe crown in the same year. During the pageant, she encountered Paula Abdul as one of the judges and even pretended not to speak English, saying “Me no speak English, so sorry” using a heavy accent. Gadot expressed her relief that she did everything she could to avoid winning the title.

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, the renowned Wonder Woman actress, revealed in the November edition of Vanity Fair that she did not find being a beauty queen to be enjoyable. The 35-year-old expressed her sentiment in a VF video.

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 was crowned Miss Israel, but surprisingly, she did not aspire to win the Miss Universe pageant that same year. During an interview with Rolling Stone in 2017, she revealed that she never thought she would win Miss Israel. She simply participated for the experience of traveling to Europe and telling her grandchildren about her Miss Israel journey. However, fate had other plans, and she ended up taking home the crown. In her recent interview with VF, she also discussed her upcoming Wonder Woman film, Wonder Woman 1984, set to release on December 25, 2020. According to her, the first film was all about the hero’s birth, while the second one aims to delve deeper into the dangers of greed, making it relevant to the current era. As for her compensation, she received $300K for the first Wonder Woman movie and a whopping $10M for the sequel.

Lack of interest: The 5ft10in celebrity exclaimed, “Oh, my God!” recalling an encounter with Paula Abdul, one of the judges. When asked a question, the star responded with a fake accent and claimed, “Me no speak English, so sorry.” Every effort was made to avoid the situation.

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

Observing a dance routine, the actress can be spotted on the far right, standing next to Miss Canada. She expressed her thoughts on how people always seem to be competing for more and how with each goal achieved, a new one arises. In this crazy marathon, she wonders if we lose sight of ourselves. Gal shared that watching the opening scene of the movie 1984, where Lilly Aspell portrays the young Wonder Woman in a physical competition, brings tears to her eyes. She believes that seeing something visually is necessary before dreaming of becoming someone or something. She further noted how boys have always been portrayed as the strong protagonists who save the day in movies, whereas girls have been underrepresented in such roles.

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 revealed that she is deeply moved by the opening scene of the 1984 movie where young actress Lilly Aspell portrays the childhood version of Wonder Woman in a physical competition. According to her, seeing someone or something visually can inspire and motivate people to dream bigger. Moreover, she shared how playing the iconic superhero character impacted her own daughter Alma, who was thrilled but also scared to see her mother fighting the villains on screen. Despite skipping the scary parts, Alma loved the movie and was proud of her mother’s role. Gal also addressed the criticism she faced for singing John Lennon’s Imagine with other celebrities while in quarantine. Many people found their rendition out of touch as they sang about “no possessions” from their luxurious mansions.

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 has impacted her life and her daughter during an interview. As a mother of two young daughters, Alma and Maya, Gal shared that she showed the movie to Alma, who was excited but also had difficulty separating her mother from the character on screen. Despite her good intentions of doing something pure and positive, Gal received criticism for a video released earlier this year featuring herself and other celebrities singing during the COVID-19 lockdown. Alongside Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Amy Adams, and others, the video received backlash for being out of touch with reality.

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

Gal Gadot, with director Patty Jenkins by her side, made a poignant introduction to her latest project during self-quarantine. She reflected on the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the entire world, stating that it has affected everyone regardless of their origin or status. The actress shared her inspiration after watching a viral video of an Italian man playing the trumpet for his neighborhood during the pandemic lockdown. Gadot was moved by the man’s performance, which she described as powerful and pure. To kick off her own project, she then performed an emotional song. The video clip included other celebrities such as Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, and Sarah Silverman.

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 backlash for their rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine while under self-isolation. Many internet users criticized them for singing about ‘no possessions’ from their luxurious mansions, calling them ‘out of touch.’ In Gal’s recent Vanity Fair cover story in November 2020, she addressed the controversial video, saying that sometimes good intentions don’t always go as planned. Gal explained that the idea started with a few friends and Kristen Wiig, who brought in more people to participate. Despite the criticism, Gal insists that her intentions were pure, and she only wanted to spread light and love to the world.

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

Nancy Jo Sales, the writer for Vanity Fair, reached out to Gal on Monday for comment regarding the criticism surrounding her upcoming role as Cleopatra. Gal was previously directed by Wonder Woman’s director in the film. Speaking about her personality, Gal mentioned that her straightforwardness can sometimes get her into trouble. However, she has learned to say, “I don’t disagree with you, but,” which essentially means that she disagrees with the other person’s point of view. Gal believes in being true to herself and speaking her mind, even if it means that someone may not like her at the moment. The backlash over Gal’s casting stemmed from a misunderstanding about Cleopatra’s heritage. Contrary to popular belief, Cleopatra was of Greek or Persian ethnicity and not African or black.

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 it be another box office success? Armie Hammer is set to play Simon Doyle and Gal Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway in 20th Century Studios’ upcoming movie, Death On The Nile. Fans of the novel are eagerly anticipating the film’s release on December 18th.

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