Irina Shayk, was born on January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. Before becoming a model, she studied for piano and singing as well as marketing but still wasn’t happy with her life… so she decided to enter a local beauty school with her sister Tatiana. This is where, a person from a local modeling agency noticed her!!!
At the age of 19, she started her modeling career in Paris. She succeeded to be the face of Intimissimi in 2007 and then debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. At that point Irina’s fame started to spread!
Irina was chosen as the Best International Model of 2010 by Glamour Spain. Complex magazine ranked her as number 1 in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list. On Models.com Irina was ranked 10th in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list. In 2011, she succeeded to appear on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Since May 2010, Irina Shayk, has been dating famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.