JERUSALEM (JTA) — GQ named Israeli actress Gal Gadot its 2017 Woman of the Year — rebranding the honor “Wonder Woman of the Year” in her honor.
Gadot soared to international celebrity as the star of this year’s “Wonder Woman” blockbuster. Since the release of the movie, which grossed $412 million at the box office worldwide, she has become a household name in the United States and a source of pride for Israelis.
As Woman of the Year, Gadot will appear on the cover of GQ, a New York-based men’s magazine.
The article will be published Wednesday, but the monthly has already posted a teaser on its website, touting Gadot as a former Miss Israel and soldier in that nation’s army, and a “real-life badass.”
This year, three men are being honored with Gadot: Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert and Kevin Durant of the NBA world champion Golden State Warriors.
Gadot, who has become a feminist icon, signed on to make a “Wonder Woman” sequel. But on Saturday, the Page Six gossip website reported that she was threatening to back out of the role unless producer Bret Ratner is ousted from the project. Ratner is one of many prominent men in Hollywood and elsewhere to be accused of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.