8. Chava Mond

Born in Safed, Chava Mond is Israel’s first shomer Shabbos and shomer kashrut model. At the age of 16 she was offered a job by a Select model agent during her travels in London but declined the offer to complete her high school studies. Select waited until she turned 18 so she could complete her Sherut Leumi.

Chava refuses to be photographed in swimsuits and underwear and has refused to work on some photo shoots because of these principles. In an interview she has stated that her career would have been “far away” had she accepted working on Shabbat and posing in swimsuits.