5 Reasons Why the New Wonder Woman Kicks Serious Butt
Going into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you're bound to be asked: are you on Team Batman or Team Superman? While we have our own picks and would actually rather have everyone just get along, the clear winner for us was neither guys but Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. More than her statuesque beauty and super glam OOTDs, it's her commanding presence that’s got us hooked. Batman and Superman are such daunting figures, but she walks and talks like she’s right at home with these superheroes—or no, like she's got them in the palm of her hand, which she totally does. Remember that part in the trailer when she showed up in the middle of a fight to save their butts, and they wondered if she was with either of them? Yeah, no, boys, she's her own person and doesn’t need rescuing.
We did a little digging and found out that off-screen, Gal is actually even more impressive. Here are five things about her that make her a real-life Wonder Woman.
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At 18, she was scouted for the Miss Israel pageant and was crowned the winner in 2004. She tells Glamour, "I thought it would be a nice experience. I never thought I would win!" When it came time for the Miss Universe pageant, she was a total rebel, afraid that she would "get picked" again. "(The other contestants) loved me because I wasn't a threat. (laughs) I made friends with women from all over the world! And because of Miss Israel, I started modeling and traveling."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
She's also a soldier.
Gal served in the Israeli army for two years, becoming a combat trainer. She tells Glamour, "I wish no country had the need for an army. But in Israel, serving is part of being an Israeli. You've got to give back to the state. You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You give your freedom away. You learn discipline and respect."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
She's a pro at handling criticism.
When she was cast as the Amazon warrior, the size of her breasts became a big discussion on the Internet. Gal knew she couldn't please everyone and even said in an interview that if you really want to stay true to the myths, Amazons cut off one breast (!) to be able to wield a bow and arrow better. Gal tells Coming Soon, "I understand that part of what I'm doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
She's not a regular mom, she's a cool mom.
Gal tells Interview, "When I choose a role, I always think about whether my daughter can get something out of it when she watches the movie later on. Or even just show her that Mommy's doing what Mommy loves to do." Her daughter Alma is aware that she's playing Wonder Woman and when Alma saw her tiara, she had only one question: "Mommy, am I a princess?" So cute!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
She believes in good karma and positive thinking.">
Before getting the role of a lifetime, she went to countless auditions, shuttling from Tel Aviv to Hollywood and back again, all while juggling her studies and familial duties. "Nothing I planned happened," she tells Glamour. "But whenever opportunity arose, I was prepared and positive. And all those things I didn't get, all those 'almosts'—if I got them, I wouldn't be Wonder Woman. What's mine is mine, and what's not mine was never meant to be."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Catch Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opening in theaters this Saturday.
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Here's my two cents on the letter, call for help of our medical frontliners. Let’s hear what our healthcare workers have to say and try to understand it from their point of view, they have every right to criticize how this medical crisis is being handled by the government... after all, they're the experts on the topic. Though we see the frontliners as heroes in our eyes, the lack of concrete plans from the government to combat COVID-19 makes them feel otherwise. Healthcare workers are already starting to voice out how they feel as though they are being sacrificed as they follow through their sworn oath. We wouldn’t send our soldiers to war unarmed and without a concrete plan; the same should be expected for our frontliners. How can we send them to battle without proper gear? Why is there still a debate on whether mass testing is needed or not when the experts on that field continuously insist its importance in flattening the curve? Why is this still not the priority when it’s literally our lives on the line? It’s not like the medical experts demanding for mass testing are just stating their opinion about this mindlessly, they studied this laboriously. Make them feel heard so that all the sacrifices that they’re doing and all the deaths of their colleagues are not in vain. More than the words of praises, what our medical professionals truly need right now is TANGIBLE support. Here is to hoping they get that soon. @errren.22
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Here is a photograph taken yesterday from the photo shoot I did in our house. ? I really love dressing up and being dolled up, it makes me feel great and confident of who I am ?
I was actually hesitant to post these pictures of mine. My sister eveb asked me to change my Facebook Profile Picture and it took me hours to decide if I should. But, I realized that this is me, the real me. I should be confident of my body and of who I really am.
At the end of the day, I dress up not for other people but for myself ? To all the ladies out there and even gentlemen who are taking a second to think if they should post their pictures, worried about what will others say their body, remember that we just need to be just ourselves. Be confident and let us support each other ? Let us be friends! IG: @romynaaaaaaa_
They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?
I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.
I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.
I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.
No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.
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Don't worry, based on my personal experience (and for others who already tried it) it's quiet effective. Tho the 2 Weeks Shred is a bit repetitive but some of the programs are not. If you are already curious about Chloe's programs, here's the link: https://www.chloeting.com/program/