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Israeli model Bar Refaeli appears in an undated photo from her official Twitter account. - Provided courtesy of Twitter.com/barrefaeli

Bar Refaeli upset over invasive TSA screening

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04/19/2012 by Olivia Allin

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was left "very uncomfortable" after a particularly invasive TSA screening.

"I got a security 'pat down' by a woman at the airport that made me feel very uncomfortable and left no doubt about her sexual preferences," Refaeli Tweeted on April 17.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model did not indicate which airport she was flying from, but had been visiting London earlier in the week and Tweeted photos from several sight-seeing spots.

Refaeli split from her on-and-off boyfriend of five years, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, in May 2011. DiCaprio, 36, moved on from the relationship with "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively, but split up after about five months together.

This isn't the first airport controversy for Refaeli. In 2009, a photo from the model's Sports Illustrated shoot was painted on the side of one of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 airplanes, leading to criticism that the image was inappropriately sexual and "offensive to families."

Several other celebrities have spoken out about their TSA experiences. Former Miss USA made headlines last year after claiming she was "molested" by a TSA agent. "Dancing With The Stars" professional Cheryl Burke also complained of a similar experience last year. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian was criticized by victim's rights advocates after saying that TSA agents are "basically just raping you in public."

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