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Private Esti Ginzburg. 'A duty, not a choice' Photo: Eliran Avital
Private Esti Ginzburg. 'A duty, not a choice' Photo: Eliran Avital
Chace Crawford. Just friends Photo: MCT
Chace Crawford. Just friends Photo: MCT

Esti Ginzburg: IDF service a must

Israeli model has no trouble combining national duty with international modeling and acting career. Listen to what she has to say to fellow supermodel Bar Refaeli, who skipped out on mandatory army service

Rafi Barbiro
Published: 10.02.09, 00:45 / Israel Culture

As opposed to other models and actresses her age, Private Esti Ginzburg had not hesitations at all about serving in the Israel Defense Forces. In fact, Ginzburg believes in military service so much, that as part of her role at the IDF reception base she explains to young recruits why it is so important to join the army.


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Our reporter Rafi Barbiro asked her what she would tell supermodel Bar Refaeli, who skipped out her own military service.


"In order to contribute and help, in order to be part of the State," Ginzburg said, "enlisting is a duty, not a choice. There are a million of things I don't feel like doing, but I do them because I have to. Military service is part of the things I believe in, the values I was raised on."

Ginzburg at work (Photo: Avi Chai)


And what else is Esti Ginzburg doing, apart from putting on her uniform and marching to the Tel Hashomer base? Quite a lot, it seems. She has been starring in Tag Woman's fashion campaign for the third year in a row, is photographed for magazines and ads across the globe, and will soon visit India for her second Sports Illustrated photo shoot.


Ginzburg is also pursuing her acting career, and will soon take part in director Joel Schumacher's 'Twelve', alongside young American actor Chace Crawford.


By the way, despite the rumors, Ginzburg insists that she and Crawford are just friends. So the bottom line is that she is still single and available.


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