Bar Refaeli - AP - 17.5.11
Model Bar Refaeli poses on the red carpet for the screening of The Beaver at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Photo by AP
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Israeli model Bar Refaeli will star as herself in a television series to be aired on Channel 2. Assi Ezer is writing the series for Keshet, a Channel 2 franchisee, with "Big Brother" director and editor Yoram Zak. "Big Brother" producer Elad Koperman will produce the series.

The plot, about a successful model, will be loosely based on Refaeli's life, people involved in the production say.

Refaeli, a personal friend of Ezer's, took part in one of the last "Big Brother" episodes, directed by Zak.

Israeli and international media have been following the model closely following her break up with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, her partner for the last five years, earlier this month.