Gal Gadot’s prominence skyrocketed when she put on Wonder Woman’s iconic bracers, and earned critical and fan praise alike for her extremely endearing performance as the original super heroine herself. Now she’s trying something else out, and it’s certainly different. On top of being one of the best heroes in DC’s universe, Gal Gadot is now also a part-time practitioner of ASMR.
What is ASMR, you ask? Good question. ASMR stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” This response in question is associated with a feeling, generally manifesting itself as a tingling sensation on the skin. This usually occurs on the scalp first, then makes its way down the back of a person’s neck and upper spine.
Basically, ASMR is a kind of head tingle that feels really good, and it’s stimulated using soft, sharp voices and ambient sounds. Primarily, this is used for relaxation. Online communities have formed around ASMR as a hobby and finding the best examples of it online has become a pastime for members of theseiInternet groups along with discussing what in particular causes the sensations most intensely. In some circles it is also used for less innocent purposes, but for the sake of this article making it past the editors here at Crave the less said about that, the better. What’s really important is that a lot of people find ASMR to be soothing and even therapeutic.
So of course Gal Gadot is doing it now. She apparently wasn’t content with just being one kind of awesome. Her new ASMR video is something of an unconventional “interview” where she speaks quietly about things she enjoys while, among other activities, scraping knives together, playing with a Wonder Woman fidget spinner, and eating peanutbutter snacks in a crinkly bag. It’s strange and it’s a bit surreal but there’s no denying that it’s also all oddly entrancing.
It should be said that Gal Gadot is not the only celebrity to get into this craze as of late. ASMR videos have also been done by Margot Robbie, Kate Hudson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashley Graham, and even Daniel Tosh during a comedy bit on his show. It’s something of a craze and with all of this available completely for free on YouTube, it’s surprising that we haven’t heard about more people falling asleep at work while sneaking away to listen to it.