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Bar Refaeli — Minus the Swimsuit

By Nadja Spiegelman

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If you thought Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli’s appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2007 stirred things up, wait until you see this: The Huffington Post just released photos of Refaeli’s cover for next month’s Esquire — and this time there’s not even a bikini. Completely nude and covered in what seems to be the beginning of a Stephen King story, the cover takes objectification to a new level. Refaeli’s (bizarrely orange) body is reduced to scrap paper. Words are scrawled on her in messy handwriting, and one word has even been scratched out and rewritten. But, as they say, sex sells, and if this serves to increase the world’s awareness of Israeli hotties, so be it.


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