Tahonia Rubel is an Israeli model and TV and radio presenter. She is the winner of the fifth season of the reality show “Big Brother.” Rubel was born in the Ethiopian village of Gandua to a family of 13 children. In 1991, at age three, she immigrated to Israel with her family as part of Operation Shlomo. In 2006, she enlisted in the IDF and served in the Transportation Corps as an instructor of a driving course. At the end of her military service, Rubel modeled for several campaigns in London, including MAC Cosmetics, Sleek MakeUP, and Diesel for the British magazine “Glamour.” In 2013, she participated in the fifth season of the reality show “Big Brother” and won the show’s prize of NIS 1 million.
In addition, she received a law degree from Ono Academic College. Rubel has had a stage, television, film, radio, and music career presenting on Koti Sabag’s weekly program, doing voice-overs on “Click” candy commercials, starring in Haifa Theater’s play “The Anchor,” appearing as herself in the TV series “Zvi has a problem” and releasing her first single, a duet with singer Meir Alfi called “Yom Yom.”