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Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has another feather to put in her cap - if she were wearing one.
The barely-clad Refaeli appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated's prestigious swimsuit edition, one of the most coveted covers in the modeling world.
The 23-year-old model, who has become known internationally for her relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, told People magazine that she called her family in Israel as soon as she heard the news about the cover, which is now on the newsstands in the US.
"They are so proud! My grandma says she walks down the street and people ask her, 'Are you Bar Refaeli's grandmother?' I'm like, dude - I mean, you're very beautiful, but we don't really look alike! We have 60 years between us. She's so proud. She keeps every single article on me," Refaeli told People.
Refaeli told AP that she had the feeling that the particular shot of her in the water on Canouan Island in the Grenadines was her shot to be on the front.
"This is the one I felt the most comfortable with," said Refaeli, who twice before was featured on the inside pages of the magazine.
"You have the beach, blue water and a body. That's it. I liked that the top of the suit was on."
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