Bar Refaeli is just 27-years old and is already a world famous super model and well on her way to becoming one of the first billionaires that the profession has ever known, so she naturally has some people from her past that are jealous and spiteful of her fame. That obviously doesn't include her ex, Leonardo DiCaprio, who spends his days semi-retired from acting and frolicking on his yacht with a dozen topless models.
But it does include pretty much everyone in Israel, where Bar was born and raised. It's also where she was supposed to serve in the army like every 18-year old Israeli, but Bar knew she was too hot for that nonsense, so she married a friend in order to dodge the draft. Now that the Israeli foreign ministry wants to celebrate its hottest native daughter, the country's army is calling bullshit.
"I wish to turn your attention to the negative message that could be delivered to Israeli society," an army spokesman wrote to the foreign ministry.
The foreign ministry's private response to the military was to mind its own business. As diplomats, though, their public reaction was phrased more carefully: "Bar Refaeli ... is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and she is widely recognized as Israeli. There is no reason to dredge up the past when we are dealing with a public diplomacy campaign of this kind." (NBC News)
The Israeli army contends that Bar disqualified herself from being a spokesperson for the country by ditching her mandatory service, but the foreign ministry is taking the much higher road by simply pointing out that she's incredibly attractive and men around the world might be dumb enough to visit Israel if they think that she'd sleep with some random fat schmuck.