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Yael Shelbia, Captivating Rising Star Model and Actress from Israel

As a longtime fan of up-and-coming talent, I‘m absolutely captivated by the gorgeous and gifted Yael Shelbia Cohen. At just 22 years old, this beauty from Israel has already taken the fashion world by storm, and I know she‘s only just getting started!

Let me introduce you to the stunning supermodel Yael Shelbia:

Full Name Yael Shelbia Cohen
Birthday August 31, 2001
Birthplace Nahariya, Israel
Age 22
Height 5‘9
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Parents Ofer Cohen, Orly Cohen
Siblings 2
Relationship Status Single
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2017-present
Instagram @yaelshelbia
Twitter @YaelShelbia

Born in the northern coastal Israeli city of Nahariya, Yael Shelbia Cohen grew up with her two siblings in a close-knit Jewish family. From a young age, Shelbia loved performing and took dance classes for many years.

Her parents Ofer and Orly Cohen encouraged her artistic passions, but also kept her grounded with a modest, small-town upbringing. Shelbia credits her family with giving her a strong foundation, which keeps her humble even as her fame grows.

Background and Early Life

As a teenager, Shelbia began modeling locally in Israel. She stood out for her approachable beauty, radiant smile, and endearing personality. Her career took off in 2019 when she entered and won the Miss Israel pageant at 18 years old.

The high-profile national win captured the attention of international modeling scouts. Soon Shelbia found herself traveling to fashion capitals like Milan, Paris, and New York City. She signed with top modeling agencies globally.

For Shelbia, traveling the world at such a young age to model for major fashion brands has been an incredible adventure. However, she misses the simplicity of her small Israeli hometown. Despite her meteoric rise to fame, she remains extremely close with her parents and siblings back home.

Rise to International Stardom

Shelbia’s career breakthrough came in 2020 when she was chosen as the cover model for Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit edition. Appearing on that coveted cover cemented her status as a modeling star on the rise.

That same year, TC Candler named Shelbia the 3rd most beautiful woman in the world – trailing only Korean actress Jisoo and Russian model Anastasiya Kvitko. For an Israeli model to be ranked among the world‘s most beautiful faces was groundbreaking.

Since then, Yael’s popularity has only skyrocketed. She’s appeared on runways across the globe and been the face of major campaigns for Versace, Philipp Plein, Rihanna‘s Savage X Fenty and more. Top photographers love shooting her fresh, youthful beauty.

Despite her A-list success modeling for elite luxury brands, Shelbia remains down-to-earth and approachable. She engages playfully with fans on social media when her demanding schedule allows.

Beauty That Captivates the World

So what makes Yael Shelbia stand out among the thousands of models hoping to make it big? For me, it comes down to:

Her Look – Shelbia has an irresistible girl-next-door beauty. Her glowing skin, sultry eyes, and sensuous lips photograph exquisitely. She transitions seamlessly between editorial, commercial and couture looks.

Bubbly Personality – Shelbia’s infectious smile and lively personality shine through in all her videos and interviews. She’s a ray of sunshine who brightens any set or runway she‘s on.

Star Quality – Shelbia oozes that special x-factor. The camera adores her. She immediately grabs the viewer‘s eye. And her popularity translates effortlessly from mass market to high fashion campaigns.

Dedication – While blessed with gorgeous genetics, Shelbia also works extremely hard. She exercises daily, watches her diet, and travels tirelessly to modeling gigs worldwide.

It takes the full package to become a supermodel at the top of the industry, and Yael Shelbia has it all. I know so many models who would kill for her natural beauty and effervescent charm. She was born for this!

Notable Achievements… So Far!

Even though she’s only 22, Yael Shelbia’s list of modeling accomplishments is already stunning:

  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Cover Model
  • 3rd Most Beautiful Woman in the World, 2020 (TC Candler)
  • Brand ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie
  • Global ambassador for Zadig & Voltaire fashion
  • International covers of L’Officiel Paris, Glamour, Maxim, and more
  • Featured in Vogue Arabia
  • Campaigns for SKIMS, Philipp Plein, Castro, Renuar
  • Cover model for Eyewear brand Carolina Lemke

I also love seeing Shelbia’s work for Israeli brands like fashion chain Fox, Top Model eyewear, and swimwear line Myra. She represents her homeland well on the global stage!

Yael Shelbia: Supermodel on the Rise

As amazed as I am by Yael Shelbia’s meteoric success already, I know she’s just getting started. Here are some future milestones I could see for her in the next few years:

  • Breaking into acting – Shelbia already starred in an Israeli TV series. With the right role, she could break into Hollywood!
  • Major cosmetics campaign – Every supermodel does couture and commercial gigs. A campaign with a brand like Estée Lauder or L’Oréal would propel Shelbia higher.
  • Her first American Vogue cover – This cements elite status for models. I know Anna Wintour will come calling soon!
  • Walking the Victoria’s Secret runway – VS favors bubbly, beautiful personalities like Shelbia. Those wings were made for her!
  • More high fashion covers – Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and more. She’s just getting started!

If she continues on her current path, in 10 years Yael Shelbia could reach the fame and success of supermodels like Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner or Karlie Kloss. Remember – you heard about her from me first!

No matter what the future brings, I‘ll continue cheering on the lovely, lively, and immensely talented Yael Shelbia. She‘s a jewel from Israel dazzling the whole world!