According to recent reports, it is looking likely that Bar Refaeli will be offered one of the hosting positions for this year’s contest which is due to take place in Tel Aviv in May.
“Chances of preventing casting Bar is slim to nil”
It has been revealed that Bar is currently at the height of negotiations in order to get chosen as one of the hosts of the contest in May. It was also revealed that the tax indictment has not affected the likelihood of Bar landing the hosting gig.
“Senior officials involved in the matter made it clear that the chances that the council would prevent the Eurovision production from casting Bar, contrary to the professional opinion, are low, almost nil”
In addition to this, it has been reported that Bar (and potential co-host Erez Tal) is set to earn 100,000 NIS (25,000 Euros) for them to undertake the hosting role in this year’s contest.
Who is Bar Refaeli?
Bar is well known for being a well known model, television host, actress and businesswoman.
The Israeli beauty has worn many hats in her career having covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, been #1 on Maxim magazine’s annual Hot 100, and has even starred in a Super Bowl commercial.
Perhaps most notably, Refaeli also has extensive experience with music competitions as she’s been the host of The X Factor Israel since its inception in 2013.
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