Miss Israel Pageant Finalist Gives Up Modeling Career to Serve in Israel’s Border Police

zoeZoe Russell, a 5’10″ blonde beauty, was a finalist in the Miss Israel Pageant not long ago, but instead of taking the more glamorous route a modeling career would afford her, she has chosen to serve in Israel’s Border Police.

Instead of an evening gown, her outfit includes “a heavy and cumbersome vest, dusty helmet, rifle and boots,” Israel’s Channel 2reported, publishing a recent interview, including official photos of the border policewoman.

Of serving in the Border Police, Russell, 20, said, ”It’s another world, perhaps less glamorous and glitzy, but there is a lot of action, that causes the blood to flow hard. There are amazing warriors who see female combatants as equals, and, most importantly, I see my work as part of the national mission of safeguarding the security of the state and its citizens.”

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