Gal Gadot’s career is on the fast track; the 30-year-old Israeli-American actress and model will star as Wonder Woman in the DC universe.Between her stunning natural beauty and super-cool attitude, we predict that Gadot is going to be every gal’s next girl crush. Join us as we look at some of her awesome facts.
Gal’s first name means “wave” in Hebrew. It’s pronounced a bit differently than you might think—it rhymes with “doll.” In 2004, Gal Gadot joined the Miss Israel beauty pageant. While she was just hoping for an experience she could “tell her grandchildren about,” Gal was “extremely surprised” when she won!
Much like other Israeli natives, Gadot served two years in the country’s military. Her job was as a “fight training instructor,” which required her to run 7 miles every day at 6:30 a.m. No wonder she’s in great shape.
If Gadot wasn’t an actress, she says she’d love to be a professional dance choreographer. Why? She said, “I was a dancer for 12 years,” practicing ballet, modern dance, jazz, and hip-hop.
While Gadot’s red carpet style is always elegant and feminine, she admits that she prefers casual clothes when she’s not in the spotlight. In fact, she owns, she says, “like 70 pairs” of jeans from department store brands like Levi’s and Calvin Klein!
Gal Gadot’s daredevil stunts in Fast & Furious weren’t all fake. Gadot is a huge fan of motorcycles and owns a black 2006 Ducati that she rides regularly.
In preparation to film Batman v Superman, Gadot started a workout regime to transform herself into an “Amazon.” She’s been trying to build body mass by doing “kung fu, kickboxing, swords, and more
Gadot is a huge advocate for more empowering roles for female actresses. Gadot has said, “There aren’t enough good roles for strong women. I wish we had more female writers.”
Gadot is an outspoken advocate for equality. She’s said that all women are “amazing” and “wonder women,” regardless of age, body type, or any other factors.