raising the bar

Model Bar Refeali will soon be known as more than Leonardo DiCaprio’s  girlfriend because of two major gigs. The first is landing the coveted cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The Israeli model topped many other girls for the cover spot, including Estée Lauder face Hilary Rhoda, Andy Roddick’s fiancée Brooklyn Decker and comeback queen Anne Vyalitsyna.

The second isn’t officially announced, but in a Time.com interview, Bar revealed that her next project is the revival of MTV’s House of Style, once hosted by Cindy Crawford. If so, she either beat out or will co-host with all-American teen model Chanel Iman, who was supposedly also in the running. I hope Chanel co-hosts because at least she’s better positioned to get insider fashion scoop than Bar, who is more commercial pinup than haute couture. And don’t feel too bad for Chanel if she doesn’t have any role in the new House of Style, it’s rumoured she will cameo in an episode of Gossip Girl. Meanwhile, let the speculation begin as to whether Bar scored the jobs on her chops alone or because she’s dating Leo…

image: celebutopia via tfs

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