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Bar Refaeli reveals what she looks for in a man

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Bar Refaeli in Maxim

If you've tuned in for the Olympics, it's likely you may have caught a glimpse of Bar Refaeli in the stands. The Israeli supermodel has been spending time with snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White. So she has been his sidekick during the London Games, cheering on Michael Phelps and posing for photos with the swimmer's mother, Debbie.

The pair have been linked since May, when they met at Maxim's party celebrating Refaeli landing the top spot on the magazine's annual Hot 100 List. The blond beauty, who dated Leonardo DiCaprio on and off from 2006 to 2011, graces the pages of Maxim again in its September issue, where she talks about what she looks for in a man.

"Teeth are the first thing I look at," the 27-year-old says. "Let's just say that with today's orthodontists, I don't understand why people wouldn't fix them. A nice smile with beautiful teeth is the most attractive thing."

Perhaps intimated by her looks — or the fact that her job title is supermodel — Refaeli has said that men rarely ask her out. But if a guy had enough confidence to approach her, her one tip would be for him to just be himself. "If someone is funny, he should say something funny. If someone is sweet and gentle, he should talk that way. Just be yourself," she says. "I don't like when guys act too cool for school. Like, the other day I was at the airport and there was a cute guy who I saw notice me. But instead of coming up to me, he put his head down and started texting to appear like, 'Oh, I didn't even see you!' I was like, 'If you really were cool, you'd just be yourself and talk to me.'"

While Refaeli has her own line of underwear, Under. Me, she says that giving lingerie as a present is a little tricky. "It's a very cute gift, but you can only do that if you really know your girlfriend," she says. And it's out of the question on a first date. "No, no, no, I don't think so! You need to know her and what she likes."

And the most important thing men should know about the opposite sex? "If you can't understand them, just give them a hug," she says. "That always works."

In the photo spread accompanying her interview, Refaeli strikes many sultry poses, which will certainly have readers considering which of her assets is their favorite. So what does Refaeli consider to be her best asset? "My stomach is hard, and I'm very proud of it," she says. "I still eat, though. To me that's one of the best things in life."

Hmmm … we wonder what Shaun White thinks.

The September issue of Maxim hits newsstands on August 14.

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