50 Reasons Why We Love The Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot
Israeli beauty Gal Gadot is one of the most beautiful women in the world. The beauty queen was crowned Miss Israel in 2004, at the tender age of 18 years. She then went on to compete for the title of Miss Universe in Ecuador. But if you thought we loved Gal Gadot just for that, then you are highly mistaken. Behind the beautiful facade lies a person who is noble and gifted. She is the definition of a perfect woman.
The reason why the Wonder Woman actress is loved all around the world is for the qualities she embodies apart from her usual claim to fame. Not only is she beautiful and a good actress, she is a good human being as well. She is also an overachiever. Let’s take a sneak peek in her life and appreciate her commendable traits –
1. Her Family Background And Other Personal Details
Gal Gadot’s mother was a teacher. Her father had been an engineer. But a generation before that, the scene was a bit different. Her maternal grandparents were survivors of the concentration camp holocaust. They survived the Nazi onslaught. So we know what kind of gutsy family she comes from.
2. She Is The Girl Next Door From A Typically Humble Family
Despite the kind of family history Gal has, she is not exactly what you would call lucky. But the perfect parenting her parents received gave the family a strong background. She had the appropriate courage for entering this industry. But Gal had the talent and gave her best, to land where she is today.
3. Her Family Is Out And Out Jewish
For her unorthodox claim to fame, surprisingly, Gal was raised up in a typical Israeli family environment. She herself admits that she was brought up in a very stoic Jewish and Israeli surroundings. She places her traditions and heritage on the top of her priority list.
4. She Is Clearly Inclined To Her Traditional Roots
Gal’s roots are sunk deep in her traditional values. We can clearly see her inclination towards her ethnicity. Any self-respecting human being respects their country and heritage. For what we have seen and heard from the tabloids, it can be inferred that Gal respects her heritage by all means. Better not ask her anything about her country. That will piss off the beautiful lady for sure.
5. She Served In The Israeli Defence Forces For 2 Years
Gal’s defense services were compulsory owing to the country’s defense policies. She talks about those times fondly. To talk about Israel all the time shows how much respect she has for her country. She told the Time magazine reporters, “I want people to have a good impression of Israel. I don’t feel like I’m an ambassador for my country”.
6. She Loves Her Country
You rarely get to see stars who care for their country as much as they care for their careers. When asked why she talks so much about Israel on media platforms, she replied, “but I do talk about Israel a lot — I enjoy telling people about where I come from and my religion.”And she won the argument, with both her hands down.
7. Her Patriotism Knows No Bounds
From all her media excepts, you do realize how much passionate Gal Gadot is about her home country, Israel. When reporters interview her, she leaves no opportunity to promote her country’s image. Not even a vendor must have promoted his/her goods as actively as much.
8. She Is A Homebody And There’s Nothing Wrong With That
Home is where the heart is, and Gal lives by that adage. There is nothing wrong if someone likes their own home. Gal loves and raves for her hometown. It would not be wrong to say that she is quite inclined towards it. She has many fond memories of her childhood and cannot compromise with her nostalgia, it seems.
9. She Always Wanted To Act
She can be nasty when she wants to. According to Gal, she can make a u-turn from a cutie pie to a monster. She narrates a story from her childhood which included her mother and herself. She says, “I was five. They had a party, and they’d put me to bed. I heard everyone on the rooftop, and I went upstairs.” And trust me Gal did something that you should never try at home! She always tells mischievous tidbits about her childhood.
10. She Was A Mischievous Kid
She continues with her story “No one paid any attention to me, so I took a hose and sprayed everyone. Very elegant, right? ‘It’s me! Look at me!’ I loved the attention. But I never connected all the dots that maybe I should be an actress.” Well, even we wouldn’t have expected that. I wish we could wet our guests with a hose. Then we would have been successful and famous too!
11. She Competed For The Miss Universe Crown
Gal Gadot was destined to make big from the very beginning. God had planned greater things for her. She participated in a nationwide beauty contest and even managed to win it. After she won the title of Miss Israel, Gal Gadot moved up to an even bigger competition — Miss Universe.
12. Even Back Then, She Had A Different Way Of Thinking
Despite being the diva that she is, she had an unorthodox way of thinking. She was not the typical girl who wanted to make her mark on the world. Not in this way. While many were there just to win, Gadot realized that it wasn’t exactly the lifestyle she wanted. Not everyone would think like this. And I guess no one would want to skip an opportunity this big!
13. She Was Way Ahead Of Most Of The Girls Her Age
She was different from the ordinary girls who were her age. She always had her targets set and she was working towards it from the word go. Forget about Wonder Woman, she is best at whatever she does. She knows how to get the whole audience talking about her. Being the best isn’t easy, and Gal has worked hard to get here. No wonder, she is reaping rich benefits.
14. She Had A Tough Time Mastering English
Gal wasn’t confident at all with her English speaking prowess in the first place. One of the reasons she refused the role of Wonder Woman in the first place was that the script was all in English. Though she spoke English, she wasn’t very comfortable with it!
15. She Worked Briefly For The Burger King
To avoid acting in the films, she even took up a job. She started working at the Burger King as a stewardess and an ad-hoc manager. But that stint didn’t continue for long. She had to leave her job for her graduation from high school. So, she began considering other reasonable offers as well.
16. Her Mother Decided That She Compete For The Miss Universe Title
Participating in the Miss Universe title wasn’t her idea at all. In fact, her mother was adamant about it and insisted that Gal avail this opportunity of a lifetime. Before she went for the Israel Defense Forces for two years, her mother decided that Gal would participate in the Israel Beauty Pageant.
17. She Obeyed Her Parents’ Decision
Like an obedient girl, Gal gave into her parents’ decision. Guess that wasn’t a bad thing at all. Gal’s parents always told her and her sister “to believe that they are capable, to value themselves”. And Gal wasn’t too much of a stubborn kid, she did listen to her parents.
18. Obedience Is One Of Her Many Appreciable Traits
It seems that respecting her mother’s decision worked as a blessing disguise. And this definitely worked out quite well for Gadot, as today we can see her achieving great heights. And that is possible only when you believe in yourself. So it’s an advice for all of you, to listen to your parents from now on. You may never know when you might strike it rich. Who says that obeying your parents is a bad idea after all.
19. Initially, She Was Not Interested In Acting And Modeling
Acting and modeling did not impress Gal much. In fact, she was looking for an alternative career option. She was experimenting heavily in that age and was waiting for something to click for her. Gal was not much interested in acting or modeling, one of the reasons being her love for dancing. She was more inclined towards dancing as compared to acting.
20. She Had A Passion For Performing
Always having an urge to perform, she ventured into Hollywood, but not with the ideal tinsel town dreams. Gal was not sure about her career or what she wanted to do in the future. Even growing up she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue her degree for law or should she go for acting. It was good for the world that this great actress did not turn out to be a lawyer.
21. She Was Determined For Her Dreams
Hiccupy about her ambitions, she still decided to pursue the acting career. But she always knew that she loved to perform for sure. Even as a kid, she would get her mother to record her performances. And after she grew up, eventually she converted her passion into her profession and no doubts, she is doing great.
22. She’s A Beauty With Brains
With oodles of brain, Gal could have become whatever she wanted. But destiny works out devious plots. Luckily for Gal, when she got her first acting opportunity, she refused to say that she is way too serious and smart to be an actress. She wanted anything but not an actress. But the world works in mysterious ways! Today she is one of the best actresses.
23. Her Commitment Towards Her Work Is Appreciable
Gal has got her priorities right. Work always comes first for Gal. She always works with this dedication. No matter how difficult the role is, she refuses what comes down her way. She is the perfect example when it comes to taking challenges and also giving her best. When you are risking it out, you need to have laser-sharp focus and we are all aware that Gal is 100% dedicated towards her goals.
24. There’s Tons Of Talent In Her
Without talent, one cannot make it so far. Gal is loaded with talent. Her performances will entice and enthrall an audience. But you need to know what amount of work she puts in her projects. Gal Gadot had to get into proper shape before she could act as Wonder Woman, and so she did. She never takes anything lightly and this role was surely one of the biggest. That is why she has received such roaring success.
25. She Knows How To Put Her Best Foot Forward
Gal knows a lot about makeup. No wonder she is always looking so stunning. She understands her best facial profiles and what accessories work for her. One cannot seriously even think of looking that way. Those glasses and that bold red lipstick is all Gal needed to look divine.
26. She Was Reluctant To Win The Crown
Did you know that Gal Gadot did not want to win the much coveted Miss Universe title? She considers herself lucky that she did not go on to win it. When the competition began, Gadot tried her best to avoid winning the crown, as she told Glamour. “I was afraid I might get picked again”. I know that must sound weird! But she did not want fame to get into her head.
27. She Did Not Want To Be Like Other Woman
Gal does not like to fake it up. She is extremely vociferous against false prentece and hypocrisy. In fact, this is what she said about her Miss Universe preparations to Vogue Magazine , “I showed up late. I came without gowns. They tell you to come to breakfast in a gown. I was like, ‘No way am I having breakfast in a gown!’ Who needs to wear an evening gown at 10:30 A.M.?”
28. She Was Knee Deep Into Choreography
Gal loves to dance. She was head into heels in dancing. As a teenager, she loved to dance, she continued to dance for 12 years. Whether it be ballet, hip-hop, modern or jazz, she loved it all. And trust me she has always been amazing at it. Just have a look at her dancing videos on YouTube. She has certainly got the moves.
29. She Wanted To Pursue Dancing Professionally
Since she admires dancing so much, how could she be kept away from it? She once said that she wanted to be a choreographer. Just imagine if Gal was rather a choreographer. I guess she would have been wonderful at it as well. But we would have missed out on one heck of an actress! Not only that, we cannot imagine the Wonder Woman franchise without her.
30. She Justified She Was Right In Being Cast As Wonder Woman
She was an exact fit for her character in the movie Wonder Woman. It seems that the role was made for her only. She didn’t waste any time and started working out, to justify the character. She proved that no one else could have done it even close to her. She is the best and the only one who could do justice to the character. We have a good superwoman movie to look upto.
31. She Was Even A Part Of The Fast And Furious Franchise
Now, how many of you knew that? Gal Gadot played the character of Gisele Yashar in the sixth and seventh instalment of the movie franchise, Fast and the furious. Before she appeared as Wonder Woman in the DC comics film, she played the role of a weapon expert who drives bikes like a pro-racer. And without any doubts, we know she did amazing in that as well!
32. She Loves To Chill It Out During Weekends
Gal loves to work hard but she loves to relax during the weekends also. Gal posted this picture on her Instagram account and captioned it: “Wknd is coming” and fans went all crazy for her! Though it might look like she is chilling out, but she definitely isn’t! She loves to work as well. She is equally invested in both.
33. She Acted In An Israeli Film Called Bubot
So who’s a Gal Gadot fan in here? Do you know which was her first movie? We are sure you do not know about it, because most of us have never heard about it either. She gained her first acting experience and a shot at visibility through an Israeli film named Bubot, which bombed at the box office.
34. Early On, She Was Even Confused About Acting
Gal’s first movie received a lukewarm response at the box office. Though her first role isn’t as much memorable. But that was just the beginning of her career. It did help to pave her way for success. And her career paced from then on, and it’s on the peak till now. We shouldn’t be discouraged from failures.
35. She Wanted To Have A Normal Life, But Look What She Made Out Of Her Opportunities
To escape the highly pressurizing career of a performer, Gal took some time off. She was doing her best to avoid the limelight. Guess destiny had other things planned for her. But so that she could think about her career prospectives, she took some time off by taking up the job of a Burger King stewardess in Israel. We must commend Gadot for her ponderous nature because not many 17 or 18-year olds could do that.
36. She Does Not Care Much About Being Beautiful
As a beauty queen, she does not possess the starry airs. She does not believe in throwing tantrums like a diva. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins confirms that Gal Gadot has had quite a humble personality and is easy to work with. She is said to have followed the instructions to the word, just like an A-grade student.
37. She Is A Trained Dancer
Not only is the girl an avid sports freak, she is also a trained dancer. From her childhood, she has trained in ballet. She is also trained in the traditional dance forms of Tza’ad Tehmani and Horah. As she grew up, she took up Salsa and Tango. Needless to say, she is a performer through and through.
38. She Is Serious About Her Fitness
Nobody likes to sweat it out like Gal Gadot does. She spends over four hours in the gym to get it perfect. She is into a mix of cardio and power sports. She uses a workout that combines various contact sports along with a lot of aerobics. But she also likes to meditate. She believes that a healthy mind is key to a healthy body.
39. She Is Loved By Anyone And Everyone
If you thought that Gal had starry airs, then you are mistaken for sure. Gal is in fact, quite grounded, to say the least. Of course, she is loved by all her kith and kin. But do you know that she has a philanthropic side as well? She has donated a lot to international charities and voiced her opinion for various social causes. The people whom she volunteered to serve shower their praises and send her love. You will not be surprised to see the amount of fan mail she receives each day.
40. She Trained Extensively For Justice League
If you thought that Gal uses something special to tone her hamstrings, then you were right. The Wonder Woman star trained extensively to play the role of a superhero. Right from dabbling into Krav Maga, the Israeli defense sport, and kickboxing, she trained extensively for hours to get into the shape. She sweated it out for months to look like what she did in the movie.
41. She Is A Ponderous Thinker
Gal Gadot is not as spontaneous as you think. She mulls around longer taking each perspective into consideration before she actually plays her moves. It comes as no surprise that she plays chess quite proficiently. She considered various professions before jumping into the world of glamour. Not only that, she has also created a parallel career in case Hollywood does not work out for her.
42. Triumphing All The Way
She has a lot of success, and also some failures in her career. Although she didn’t peak out at first, she became a big banner star in her second project. We know how she struggled with her English diction, but what we do not know is that she did all her dubbing by herself. That means she only had months to perfect her language skills. Also, Wonder Woman was one of the top-grossing superhero films of its time, which had a woman in a pivot role.
43. She Chills Out After A Long Schedule
The star of the box-office hit Wonder Woman has that cool girl, laid-back vibe we always wanted to achieve. And her posts are a great daily reminder that we need to take life in our normal stride, in its unpredictable way. She uses fitness as a way to de-stress. But she also has certain quirks to cut out on all the tensions. The Wonder Woman star loves to explore various destinations, colors with crayons and cook whenever she wants to beat the heat in her professional life.
44. Behind The Scenes, She Is A Normal Person
Behind the scenes, she is like any other woman of her age. She loves her friends and family, and values relationships above anything else. She is fond of motorcycles and loves to zip around in her black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R motorcycle whenever she gets a chance. Apart from that, she is an avid sports player who loves to play tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
45. She Is A Part Of Other Big Projects As Well
Gal Gadot has launched a production house called Pilot Wave. She is also trying to make a movie called Irena Sendler with Marc Platt. Apart from this historical thriller, she has a horde of other big banner projects under the DC franchise. But no word has been leaked about these future projects.
46. She Has No Loose Strings In Her Private Life
Gal has no dirty laundry to air in her private life. She is like an everyday woman. She is a doting wife to Yaron Varsano, an Israeli real estate developer who has many star jewels in his commercial realty business. She manages many of his properties including some luxury hotels. She is an out and out professional, you see.
47. However, She Fiercely Guards Her Private Life
Despite having nothing airy in her private life she loves to keep her things to herself. Maybe she does not want to burden her near and dear ones with all the glitzy paparazzi. Apart from the media promotions for her movies, it is hard to find Gal in any other event. Maybe she does not want to be a diva, or she keeps her personal and professional lives apart from each other.
48. She Does Not Back Out When The Chips Are Down
Gal has always faced hurdles in her life. When she wanted to become a dancer, she had to go through a lot of physical and mental turbulence. But did she complain? Not at all. Whatever came in her way, she took it all in her stride. Hats off to this woman who has never backed out of any challenge!
49. Despite Being Iron-Willed, She Is Warm At Heart
We appreciate Gal for her rock-solid determination. But she has not allowed her feisty ambitions come in the way of her cordial self. She is an equally lovely person to deal with. She poses no starry tantrums and is quite grounded in her approach
50. We Wish Her The Best For Her Future
Such a good person, lively at heart, deserves to have everything in life. We wish Gal the best, and may she receive all the prosperity in the world. She is an inspiration for many girls out there. Her life story and success show that you should keep on working irrespective of all the hurdles you face in your life. You should also keep your head above the average thinking perspective.