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15She Got Her First Taste Of Fame at 18, When She Became Miss Israel

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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!

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