Irina Shayk is a famous Russian model. She was born on 6 January 1988 in Emanzhelinsk, Chelyabinskaya oblast, Russia. She is also popular as the very famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend. Professionally she is best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2007 to 2013. She has quite a simple family background. She was born to a Russian mother and ethnic Tatar father. Irina’s mother was a pianist and a kindergarten music teacher while her father was a coal miner. She has a sister who is a pianist and a singer following the footsteps of their mother. Irina’s father died when she was 14 due to complications of pneumonia. Her mother did two jobs to keep the family going. She studied marketing after high school and then entered beauty school. She was “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004”.
Irina became the face of Intimissimi in 2007 and debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since that time she is in every annual edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue doing photo shoots in places like St. Petersburg, Naples, Grenada and Chile. In May 2009 modeling agency IMG proposed her a contract. She remained the face of Intimissimi for three years from 2007 and in 2010 she was made the official ambassador of the brand.
She modeled for other brands like Beach Bunny and Guess. Irina’s work also includes Victoria’s Secret catalog, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti and Morellato. She was on the covers of Annabelle, Bolero, Woman, Jalouse, Elle (Spain), Cosmopolitan, Tatler Russia and others. She also covered other magazines like Marie Claire Ukraine, Spain and Russia, Glamour Russia, The Sunday Time Style UK, L’express Styles magazine, VS Magazine, Vogue Spain, Ocean Drive, GQ South Africa and many others. Irina also modeled for the Armani Exchange spring/summer 2010 campaign and starred in Kanye west’s video “Power”. Complex magazine ranked her number 1 in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list. She was awarded “Best International Model of 2010” by Glamour Spain. Her nude pictures appeared in the December issue of GQ Spain.
In 2011 Irina became the face of swim label Luli Fama’s 2011 advertising campaign. Hunagarian magazine Periodika voted her “The Sexiest Woman In The World” in 2011. In 2012 she got in the campaigns for Morellato, Agua Bendita and Blanco in the same year. Shayk became a new face of the brand La Clover and Avon super drama mascara. In November 2012 she appeared in an editorial for Vogue Spain December issue. The next year she did runway of Givenchy in Paris fashion week. Irina Shayk made her acting debut in the 2014 film “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” as the wife of the Hercules.
They say a footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina were meeting during the Armani Exchange Campaigns and since May of 2010 they have been dating.
Additionally, Shayk helps a maternity hospital of Emanzhelinsk which is her hometown. Irina along with her sister helped to rebuild the children’s ward of the local hospital. She is the official ambassador for Pomigi charity in Russia.
Irina Shayk has a net worth of 4 million USD. Shayk is in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list by models.com.