15She Got Her First Taste Of Fame at 18, When She Became Miss Israel
Plenty of actors and actresses get their start as models or in other parts of the entertainment industry before ever stepping foot on a film set, but Gadot had a bit of a different starting point. Her mother apparently sent her photo in to the Miss Israel pageant, she got a
spot, and she ended up being crowned Miss Israel when she was just 18 years old. Now, Gadot wasn't the type who was in pageants as a child and had that as a huge dream of hers — it was more of a whim, and she was just as surprised as everyone else when she got the crown. She quickly realized that the pageant world just wasn't the right fit for her, but still — that's a pretty amazing accomplishment to have under your belt!