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Bar Refaeli Hits Angel Ball 2009 -- Exclusive Interview

Bar Refaeli Hits Angel Ball 2009 -- Exclusive Interview

Bar Refaeli dons a silk crepe Marchesa sheath dress at the 2009 Angel Ball held at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday (October 20) in New York City. Here’s what the 24-year-old Israeli supermodel opened up to JustJared.com about:

JJ: What does Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation mean to you?

BR: I love working with charities and cancer is one of the things that touches my heart the most. Cancer research is really important, because one day we’re going to look back and say, “I wish we had that cure back then.” As soon we find it, it’ll be better.

JJ: Have any friends or family members of yours been affected by cancer?

BR: My best friend died two weeks ago. Horrible. I don’t know the name of cancer that he had in English, but it’s very rare and he had it for eight years. He was very brave – he was only 24. Very sad.

JJ: Are you in NYC for anything else?

BR: Yes, I’m working tomorrow, shooting for Garnier.

JJ: I love your commercial, by the way.

BR: Thank you! (laughs) And I just had a work lunch, and got a few jobs. I’ve been off all summer, so it’s about time!

JJ: How did you spend your summer? Did you travel?

BR: I was mostly in Israel. I loved it. Finally! I just chilled with my friends and family on the beach, in the sun and I haven’t had that for so long. I love that. It’s my favorite thing to do.

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The evening raised nearly $4 million for cancer research. During the auction, Bar helped sell the $28K diamonds earrings from Lorraine Schwartz that she was wearing. It sold for $45,000!

10+ pictures inside of Bar Refaeli at the 2009 Angel Ball

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