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The Big Jewcy: Esther Petrack – America’s Next Top Jewish Model

Nineteen year old Esther Petrack raised controversy and eyebrows this year as a modern-Orthdox contestant on Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. Read More

By / June 14, 2011
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Nineteen year old Esther Petrack raised controversy and eyebrows this year as a modern-Orthodox contestant on Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model.  While criticized by some, we find her fascinating, gorgeous and genuine.  After placing herself in an admittedly precarious environment for an observant girl, she confronted the same issues many young heebs tackle, but in front Tyra Banks.  For that, we crown her America’s Next Jewish Model, and, one of this year’s Big Jewcies.

Esther is spending the year in Israel, eating falafel and tweeting up a storm.  Here’s a list of our favorite tweets from the blossoming model Jewess:

Esther Petrack@estherpetrack Esther Petrack

Eating kosher in Israel is super not hard (and honestly in the States it’s not that bad either), I’m just eating everything lately

Esther Petrack @estherpetrack Esther Petrack

JBeibs tomorrow night in Tel-Aviv! Yay Passover vacation. Except for the huge amount of cleaning that will be done in the next few days…

Esther Petrack@estherpetrack Esther Petrack

Let the Purim festivities begin! More excited than I expected, but still no costume. I might just buy a fun crown and call it a day…

Esther Petrack @estherpetrack Esther Petrack

Learning an entire sushi menu with all of ingredients in Hebrew is one of the most daunting tasks of my year. At least I’ll get free sushi!


Esther Petrack @estherpetrackEsther Petrack

Fave moment in Psych: “You should borrow the textbook because buying it is over 200 shekels…” “What?! That’s even more than a Zohar set!”