Bar Refaeli turns up the heat in a promo for "The X Factor" Israel. The sexy model is featured driving a sports car in the desert to meet Simon Cowell in an eatery, introducing the music mogul to the show's four judges, which include veteran Israeli rocker Rami Fortis, ethnic-pop sensation Moshe Peretz, pop star Ivri Lider and powerhouse balladeer Shiri Maimon.
"Bar, I think you've got yourself a panel," he tells her afterwards. The 28-year-old beauty then thanks him and bends down as if she's going to kiss him before driving off in her fancy ride again.
Refaeli was tapped as the host of the inaugural season of "The X Factor" Israel in May. The gig marks the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl's local TV hosting debut. The show will debut in a few weeks following the summer hiatus.
The U.S. version of the singing competition series, meanwhile, will return with its third season on September 11 on FOX. Cowell is joined by Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio on the judging panel.