Bar Refaeli is the Israeli supermodel who will be on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. A dark honey blonde with a practical blue-eyed gaze, Refaeli is a rarity: a global supermodel from the Middle East. She had her first modeling job at age 8 months, according to a 2008 interview in Sports Illustrated, and began posing more seriously at age 15. By age 20 she had gone international, appearing on the covers of magazines like Elle and Cosmopolitan. She began dating actor Leonardo Dicaprio in 2006, when she was 20 and he was 31. She also has modeled for Victoria’s Secret. Refaeli appeared in the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and was chosen for the issue’s cover in 2009.