Irina Shayk

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, better known by her stage name Irina Shayk, is a well-known Russian model and actress. Irina Shayk was born and raised in rural Russia. Her mother took her to a beauty school. Afterward, she moved to Paris and began her modeling career. She won the title of Miss Chelyabinsk in 2004. Her first time away from home was not very pleasant because she didn’t speak any English at the time and couldn’t fit in. After a lot of hard work, Shayk appeared in the 2007 “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” and was praised. Also, she became the face of “Intimissimi” underwear in the same year. It was in 2011 that Shayk became the first Russian model to be on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” She has been a model for Victoria’s Secret and other well-known brands, like “Lacoste,” “Beach Bunny” swimwear, and “Guess.” She is also known as the ex-girlfriend of football player Cristiano Ronaldo. Irina Shayk is both beautiful and well-known, and she is very popular on social media. “,” a well-known beauty site, put her at number 8 on its list of stars with the most social media followers.

Childhood and Early Life

Born on January 6, 1986, Irina Shayk is the daughter of a kindergarten music teacher and a coal miner. She was born in Yemanzhelinsk, in the USSR. She has a sister who is older than her.
The first time she learned to play the piano was when she was six years old. Her first music class was at the age of nine. She then went to a school and learned to play music for seven years. While at the music school, Shayk used to play the piano and sing in the choir.
As a child, Shayk’s father died when she was 14. Her mother started working two jobs to make ends meet.
Shayk went to college to study marketing, but she dropped out and went to a local beauty school with her sister.
A local modeling agent saw her at school and asked her to take part in a beauty contest. Afterward, Shayk was named “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004.”


As of 2007, Irina Shayk was the face of the company called “Intimissimi.” Photoshoots for the “Swimsuit Issue” were also done at the same time.
In 2009, she signed a lot of modeling contracts. She worked for well-known brands like Victoria’s Secret, Guess, Lacoste, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Morellato, and Cesare Paciotti. Even the covers of magazines like Woman, Harper’s Bazaar U.S., Paris Capital, Bolero, and Annabelle showed her on the front pages, too. The same year, she worked with a modeling agency called “IMG.”
Her official role in “Intimissimi” was made official in 2010. She also starred in the “Armani Exchange” spring/summer 2010 campaign that same year.
As the face of Luli Fama’s advertising campaign and lookbook for 2011 and 2012, she became a big part of them. She did work for brands like Rampage and Replay, and she did work for magazines like “Elle Spain,” “Cosmopolitan Spain,” and “Tatler Russia.” She also worked for magazines like “Amica Italy,” “Tatler Russia,” and “Amica.”
When she was younger, she was on the covers of magazines like “Esquire,” “GQ,” “Harper’s Bazaar,” “S Moda,” “Twelve,” and “Vogue.” She was on 14 “Cosmopolitan” spring covers around the world. During the same year, she wrote an editorial for the “Vanity Fair Italy” magazine.
The next year, there were two fashion weeks: New York and Paris. She walked in both. She also did a photoshoot for CR Fashion and Vogue Spain.
Irina Shayk was the face of the Russian team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After she was a placard-bearer at the games, she starred in a Russian TV show called “Evening Urgent.” As soon as the movie Hercules came out the same year, she made her movie debut in it.
Her name is well-known, and she was on the cover of “Victoria’s Secret” in 2016.
This isn’t Shayk’s first time walking down the runway. She has done it for Mango, Marc Jacobs, Giles Deacon, and MiuMiu, among other things.
This isn’t the only thing that she has done. She has also done cover shoots for fashion magazines like “Maxim.”

Major Works

For the glossy cover of “Elle Spain” in November 2010, Irina Shayk was on the cover. Her job as a swimwear model changed the same year. She went from that to being a high fashion model. She also starred in the “Armani Exchange” spring and summer 2010 campaign.
Awards and Achievements:
As of 2010, Irina Shayk had been named the “Best International Model of 2010” by “Glamour Spain.”
‘DT’ magazine readers in Spain named her “The Sexiest Girl in the World” in 2011, and they said that. In the same year, she was 10th on the list of the “100 Sexiest Women in the World” by “FHM.”
In 2014, she was fourth on Maxim’s list of the “Hot 100.”

Personal Life & Legacy

Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo started dating in 2010. However, the couple broke up with each other in 2015.
Her new boyfriend was actor Bradley Cooper. They moved in together in New York’s West Village after she broke up with Ronaldo and started dating.
They found out they were having their first child on November 30, 2016. Welcome to the world, Lea De Seine. She was born on March 21, 2017.

Humanitarian Work

Irina Shayk works at a maternity hospital in Yemanzhelinsk.
The two of them helped to rebuild a children’s ward at the local hospital, and they did it together.
For a Russian charity that helps sick children, she raises money for them.
Shayk is the official representative for the charity “Pomogi” in Russia.

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