The supermodel, who will turn 29 on June 4, threw a shiny, celebrity-packed party at her parents’ home on Saturday.
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Bar Refaeli will turn 29 in two days – and that’s a swell enough reason to gather an abundance of chums, colleagues, family members – and a surprise world-renowned mega-star musician – for a shiny, either-you’re-there-or-you’re-a-no-one gala.
The event, which was held on Saturday at the supermodel’s parents’ home in Hod Hasharon, was designed and decorated as a fairytale-themed children’s school-party – including gigantic balloons, candy & hot-dogs stands, “Happy Bar’s Day” captioned glowing hats and a children-books-themed cake, made by restaurateur Shaul Ben-Aderet.
In addition to all the local familiar-faces, the top model’s shindig included a surprise visit from hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas’ frontman Will.i.am, who was reportedly in Israel for the wedding of Katia Gaydamak, daughter of Russian-born Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak. The international star’s presence caused quite a stir among the party-goers, who seized the opportunity to take photographs with the famous, seven-time Grammy-winning musician.
The only unpleasant moment was marked when police officers arrived at the place following neighbors’ complaints of unruly noise. The officers were met with a personal promise from Refaeli’s dad that silence would be kept, as well as a smile from the birthday girl. After the officers left, the festivities resumed.
Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985, in Hod Hasharon, Israel. She began her modeling career at the age of eight months, appearing in commercials.
Refaeli has led campaigns for numerous leading brands, including Garnier, Gap, Fox and Sears. She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Esquire, Glamour, Maxim and Harper’s Bazaar.
In 2009, Refaeli was the covermodel for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In the same year, she received the World Style Award presented by the Women’s World Awards for her “natural elegance, sense of style and compassion”.
Refaeli has been referred to as a supermodel by Maxim Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, the Dailymail, The Algemeiner, Jpost, The Independent and others.
Among other charitable efforts, Refaeli volunteers for Project Sunshine, a non-profit providing free services and programs for children facing life-threatening illnesses.