Irina Shayk Life Story

Irina Shayk ,Shaykhlislamova Irina was born on January 6, 1986 at Yemanzhelinsk, Russia) is a model of Russia is known for the 2007 through 2012 she was featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. she was the cover model for the 2011 edition

Early years

Yemanzhelinsk Shayk was born in Russia. she says he inherited the unusual appearance of his father and he has said that people often think he is South American. "My father was dark skinned, because he is Tatar, Tatar sometimes can see Brazil," he said. "I get my bright eyes of my mother." Shayk mother Olga is a pianist who was a music teacher in kindergarten and his father was a coal miner. she has one sibling, an older woman named Tatiana. Shayk began playing piano at age six. At age nine he was enrolled at the music school and studied there for seven years, both playing piano and singing in choirs since his mother wanted him to study music. His father died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 14, leaving his family with little money and forcing his mother to work two jobs to provide for the family.

After high school, studying marketing Shayk but bored with it and entered a local beauty school with her older sister. While there, he was noticed by people from a local modeling agency is impressed by the unusual beauty. He was urged to participate in the contest "Miss Chelyabinsk 2004" beauty and she won.


Early work

Shayk started his career relatively late to the model, at the age of 19, when she began modeling in Paris. In 2007 Ana Beatriz Barros was replaced as the face of Intimissimi and in the same year made her debut at the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since then, he has appeared in every edition of the annual, attended a photo shoot in places like St Petersburg, Naples, Grenada and Chile.

Once the image Intimissimi for three years, Shayk made an official ambassador for the brand in other modeling contracts 2010.Her including Beach Bunny (2009), and the Guess spring / summer 2009. Other work including the Victoria Secret catalog, and Cesare Paciotti Lacoste. Magazine covers include Annabelle, Bolero, Ladies, Jalouse, and the capital Paris.
He signed a contract with IMG modeling agency in May 2009.


Shayk modeled Armani Exchange Spring / Summer 2010 campaign. she also starred in "Power" Kanye West, directed by artist Marco Brambilla.She is on the cover of Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa for the August issue. He ranked first in the list of "50 Hottest Women of Russia" by Complex magazine.

He made the change from swimwear to high fashion spread in Harper's Bazaar Spain and landed the cover of Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue.Glamour Spain won the award for "Best International Model 2010" his (Spanish: Mejor Modelo Internacional) .. At the end of the year he portrayed nude in the December issue of GQ Spain, but he stated that he was stripped for the shoot, and that the magazine has been digitally altered images to remove her lingerie.

On February 14, 2011 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, revealed through a billboard that is covermodel to Shayk 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. This is the fifth time he has been featured in the magazine, but the first time he has been on the cover. He was the first Russian appeared on the cover. Shayk became the face of 2011 advertising campaign swim label Luli Fama and look books. Appear in campaign ads Denim John John.

He currently ranks No. 10 on the "Top 20 Sexiest Models" list on
In 2011 he was voted the "Sexiest Woman In The World" magazine Periodika.On in Hungary in February 2011 he covered the Russian Tatler magazine. He also covered Harper's Bazaar Mexico, Victoria Beckham wore a dress. She also appeared in campaigns for Rampage, Bar Rafaeli replace, and for Replay. On November 2011 he covered the Amica Italy and then, he's on a special edition cover of Elle Spain for Christmas. On February 2012 he covered the British Esquire. On February 2012 he signed with Danish modeling agency Management Option 1 Model In March 2012 he covered the FHM South Africa, Spain Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar Arabia. she signed with Women Management agency in New York and Milan. she is also on the cover of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan Italy Russia April April.


Shayk help maternity hospital in his hometown Yemanzhelinsk. He and his brother helped to rebuild the children's ward of a local hospital, and now Shayk charity raises money on behalf of Russia, Pomogi, which means "Help me" in Russian , which provides care for sick children . Irina is the official ambassador for the charity Pomogi in Russia.

Personal life

Shayk has a pet dog named Caesare, after Julius Caesar, Lab who, he claimed, had been born from one of the dogs who played the title role in Marley & Me movie.
Since May / Spring 2010, he has been dating footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Shayk and Ronaldo is expected to meet through their Armani Exchange campaign.

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