Miss Israel Pays Surprise Visit to Philadelphia 76ers, Shows Off Dribbling Skills (VIDEO)
Miss Israel, Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, stopped by a Philadelphia 76ers practice session this week to greet players, pose for photos and even show off her dribbling skills.
The 22-year-old, who told an NBA reporter she is a basketball fan and played for fun when she was in high school, watched the 76ers at work and later showed off her own talents on the court.
“I want to go to play with the guys. I think it’s very cool,” she said before dribbling with the team.
While posing for a picture with the players, she joked, “I feel so short!”
The beauty queen posted photos of her with the athletes on Instagram Thursday and captioned one shot, “playing basketball with the best team.” She also joked about feeling small standing next to the NBA stars, captioning another image, “Post an apology to all the people who are not my height, today I felt the same feeling that you are moving when I stand next to you : ) … sorry lol.”
Aynaw visited the team after touring the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, part of an ambassadorial trip that will include stops in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and San Diego.
“It’s the first time I meet with professional basketball players so I’m excited to be with them,” she said of being with the 76ers. “They’re so nice.”
Watch a video of Miss Israel with the 76ers below: