Instagram is known as a place for the infamous selfie. So, it’s a perfect platform for those who are trying to break out into the world of modeling. It’s actually become so common, that modeling agencies are beginning to recruit straight from the pages of this ever growing social network. It seems like modeling talent can be found anywhere, but what the armed forces?
In Israel, serving in the military is mandatory. Men must serve for three years, and women serve for two. This usually means that people that are enlisted have to put their careers aside to serve their country for the time being. That didn’t stop this beautiful military woman from following her dreams. After posing for pictures, and uploading them to Instagram, her following began to grow with eager fans wondering who she was.
This beautiful 21 year old is Maria Miri Domark. Maria always had dreams of becoming a model, but duty called to her. When she turned 18 years old she began her mandatory service. While she took her duty to her country very seriously, that didn’t stop her from continuing to do what she loved.
When she wasn’t standing by her post, Maria took the opportunity to take pictures of herself in her military gear. Most people wouldn’t think that a military uniform could be sexy, but Maria proved different. She knew exactly how to fit them properly, and she always seemed to get the perfect shot with her stunning poses. Maria was so dedicated to her duty, that she didn’t realize the doors she was opening for herself.
Maria decided to post the pictures on Instagram and they were definitely noticed. People couldn’t turn away from her obvious beauty, so the amount of followers she had began to grow at an extremely rapid rate. Most soldiers that we see are generally very serious looking, which made Maria a breath of fresh air. She became extremely popular, but would that last after she ended her service with the military?
When Maria got out of the military, she continued to take pictures of herself. Instead of just posing in her military uniform, she had her hands on an entire wardrobe. She had spent the past two years in a bland uniform that covered her whole body, so she wanted something a little different. Bikinis were the answer to that. You can imagine how the fans took that!
Thanks to her new photos, her fanbase grew to almost one million followers! It was obvious that people loved the bikini pictures, so Maria began spending more time at the beach and by the pool. Even though the army kept her in shape, she had to keep up the hard work in order to maintain her fit body. She didn’t think it would be as hard as it turned out to be.
Since Maria wasn’t surrounded by the strict life of the military anymore, it was harder for her to maintain her figure while trying to live her relaxed lifestyle at the same time. “The hardest part about working your butt out is waiting to see some BIG results,” she wrote on Instagram. Since she was so honest about her hard work, her fans appreciated her more. Eventually, more than just her fans began to check our her photos.
Eventually, thanks to Maria’s Instagram, modeling agencies were soon knocking at her door. Maria realized that they noticed her fanbase and knew they could make money off of it. Maria spent so much time working on her social media accounts, that she wouldn’t just go with the first agency that came around. After some time, she signed with ITM models, and prepared for her upcoming journey.
It didn’t take long after signing her contract that Maria began to see her hard work pay off. She found herself on the cover page of Blazer Magazine, an extremely popular men’s magazine in Israel. Maria couldn’t deny how popular she was with the opposite sex, but she wanted more than that. She wanted women to look up to her, she wanted to inspire, and soon enough she would.
Maria decided to put her voice to use. She joined hands with #Rotzhsoohicolh, which means, “We want it and it’s all” in Hebrew. #Rotzhsoohicolh is a social justice campaign in Israel that focuses on empowerment and equal rights for women and girls. “I am proud to be part of this amazing and important campaign,” wrote Maria on her Instagram while wearing a badge from the campaign. What about this campaign was so important to Maria?
Apparently, Maria’s commitment to female empowerment didn’t come from out of nowhere. She got it from her mother, who was once a ballerina. Her mother taught her to follow her dreams no matter what. In a post on Instagram, Maria share photos of her mother, with the caption, “My mom is my biggest inspiration.” It seems like Maria truly followed her mother’s words of wisdom.
One of the perks of being a working model is traveling all over the world for photoshoots or events. In just the last year, Maria has gone to Poland, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. Maria loves to travel, and especially to places with a warmer climate, where she can enjoy the sun. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of a downside to being a jet-setter.
Occasionally, her commitment to work keeps her away from places she’d rather be. A few months ago, Maria shared a picture of herself with a friend on Instagram. “My beautiful! I’m sure you’ll be the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen, and I’m really upset that I can not see you myself,” it read. Maria had to miss her friend’s wedding. That must’ve been a sad time for Maria, but she knows how to turn that frown upside down!
It looks like Maria uses a combination of furry friends and facials to make her day a bit brighter. She also likes to share videos of her adorable golden retriever puppy, who appears to be a bit of a sock thief. Not only is Maria absolutely beautiful, she’s a lover of animals, as well! There’s no doubt in our minds that Maria has all sorts of suitors, but sorry fellas, it looks like Maria is taken!
Maria recently shared a photo to her Instagram that very likely caused a few hearts to break. It was a picture of Maria kissing her boyfriend with the caption, “We’re celebrating 6 years of love today. This is the best person I know, and I’m so thankful for having him in my life.” It appears that this is true love, and true love can’t be broken. So, fans will just have to continue to enjoy her beautiful photos!