“She’s a real-life warrior
Gadot speaks with much more pride about her time representing Israel in uniform as a member of the Army. Shortly after high school, she reported for her two-year stint, a requirement for all Israeli citizens. She performed well enough to become a weapons trainer and eventually instructed higher-ranking personnel.
Fellow Israeli model Bar Refaeli made the news in 2007 when she was alleged to have dodged her military service. But Gadot said she was glad for the experience. She told Glamour, ‘Let me start by saying, I wish no country had the need for an army. But in Israel serving is part of being an Israeli. You’ve got to give back to the state. You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You give your freedom away. You learn discipline and respect. [After the army] I started studying law at university…’”
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