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Shabbat-Observant Israeli Model Stars in New Kim Kardashian Makeup Ad

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Yael Shelbia. Photo: Instagram.

An Israeli model is featured in a new advertisement for Kim Kardashian’s latest makeup collection, which launched on Friday.

Nahariya native Yael Shelbia is one of three models starring in an ad for the “Classic Collection” from Kardashian’s KKW Beauty line.

The 17-year-old posted the image on Instagram on Thursday. She tagged Kardashian and KKW Beauty and wrote in the photo’s caption, “Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of something so amazing.”

The official Instagram account for KKW Beauty features the same image along with another solo picture of Shelbia modeling new lipstick shades from the “Classic Collection.”

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Shelbia told an Israeli talk show last month that she attends a religious girls school in Israel and refuses to work on Saturday because of Shabbat, according to The Jerusalem Post. She said, “I call myself religious, since I observe Shabbat, and I very much believe.”

Shelbia added that she dreams to advance her modeling career abroad, but she might be slowed down by her enlistment next year in the Israel Defense Forces.

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