Israeli supermodel on SI swimsuit cover


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli appears on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

Refaeli, 23, who is best known for being romantically linked to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, is making her debut on the coveted cover spot after twice being featured inside the annual edition.

The cover, showing Refaeli in a barely there bikini tugging on the bikini-bottom strings, was unveiled Monday night on "Late Show with David Letterman."

"This is the one I felt the most comfortable with," Refaeli told The Associated Press. "You have the beach, blue water and a body. That’s it. I liked that the top of the suit was on."

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