Ralph won the Miss Israel 2005 title and went on to represent Israel in the Miss Universe 2005 beauty pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand. She made the top ten in the internationally televised pageant, which was Israel's first placement since 2001. (The pageant was won by Natalie Glebova of Canada.)
Ralph came to Israel by herself at the age of 18, under the Jewish Agency's Selah program (Students before Parents), a prestigious educational program geared towards young immigrants, ages 17–20, who arrive in Israel without their parents. The program includes learning Hebrew, English, mathematics, Jewish heritage and tradition. Ralph currently studies political science at Tel Aviv University.
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