Gal is GQ‘s Wonder Woman of the Year! Check out the cover below.
GQ – A basketball god, a Wonder Woman, a late-night legend, and a football superstar who sparked a protest revolution: All four are GQ’s 22nd-annual Men of the Year issue honorees.
Gal Gadot is GQ‘s Wonder Woman of the Year. GQ sent Caity Weaver to the beaches of Israel to visit the superhero incarnate, who spoke about being recognized, egg sandwiches, accents, and putting her Israeli armed forces defense training to work. Come back Wednesday for Gal Gadot’s cover story.
The woman who kicked ass and changed superhero movies forever.
When real-life wonder woman Gal Gadot smashed up the big screen in this summer’s blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, we knew superhero movies would never be the same. Gadot, a former soldier in the Israeli army and the winner of the 2004 Miss Israel pageant, hit Hollywood as a fresh face for American audiences, so GQ writer Caity Weaver travelled to Tel Aviv to find out more about this real-life wonder of a woman. Between beach days, egg sandwiches, and a litany of Danishes, Gadot talks about breaking into Hollywood, life as one of the most famous people in Israel, and being a real-life badass, as Weaver discovers when she tries to get Gadot to show her some moves:
“This is what happens when you attempt to ambush Wonder Woman: The instant your hands fall upon her, she’s already holding them—your hands are her hands now. The next second is a blur,” she writes. “Your body goes earthward, and your arms get trapped by hers, forcing you to crumple over… You are at Wonder Woman’s mercy.”
Come back on Wednesday, November 15 for the full story on Gadot—including the definitive answer on how to pronounce her name—and to see all her photos from her photoshoot with Cass Bird.