Refaeli Hosting ‘X Factor Israel’


Israeli viewers love their reality TV; the country’s highest-rated shows are “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “MasterChef” and “The Voice.” Facing tough competition, new contenders need to bring their A game. The “X Factor Israel” is doing just that by signing Bar Refaeli as host. The Israeli supermodel will earn about $227,000 for looking good and talking to competitors, who are showing off their talent to the judges — famous musicians in Israel, none of whom are being paid as much as Refaeli, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Promotion ads for the new show are running in Israel and feature the show’s creator, Simon Cowell.

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