Irina Shayk or Irina Shaykhlislamova was born on January 6, 1986 in Salavat, Bashkortostán, Russia. This green-eyed model stands at 5’10” tall, and has an amazing physique of 34-24-35.
Irina was orphaned by her father at the age of 14 due to pneumonia. Her mother then supported their family. Irina said she inherited her skin tone from her father and her eyes from her mother. Irina Shaykhlislamova lived a very simple life. She went to music school for 7 years, and attended a modeling school with her sister, Tatiana. However, all this changed when she was discovered by the director, who advised her to join a beauty contest.
In 2005, she won the Ms. Chelyabinsk title. A year later, she moved to Paris in search for better opportunities. From then on, her modeling career was soaring high. She was on numerous campaigns for La Perla, Lacoste, Germaine de Cappuccini, Armani Exchange and Guess. She also appeared on the covers of the Annabelle Magazine in Germany, the Bolero Magazine in Switzerland, as well as the Jalouse Magazine’s 2006 edition in Greece.
This beautiful model became more known by her appearances in the prestigious magazine, Sports Illustrated. She modeled for the Swimsuit Edition as one of the Rookies of the magazine in 2007 and became the new face of the Italian clothing line, Intimissimi. In 2010, she was hailed as the new ambassador for the same clothing line. In the same year, she posed in a very sensual in bikini for the cover of Ocean Drive Magazine, in their July-August edition.
Irina Shayk has revolutionized the advertising world. No wonder she caught the eye of one of the most famous football players, Cristiano Ronaldo.
After five months of being together, Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk lived under the same roof. Besides opening his heart, Cristiano Ronaldo has opened the doors for his girlfriend in a luxurious mansion in one of Madrid’s exclusive places.
Things have been going well and strong for the Russian beauty and Portugese star. Rumors say that the couple is ready to take their relationship to a new level. Last September, Cristiano Ronaldo informed the press of a tentative date on when they’ll be exchanging vows: July 12,2012, shortly after the European Cup. The wedding is said to take place in Madrid, the football star’s hometown.
However, another rumor said that the wedding could be before July 12. Irina Shayk was spotted visiting Vera Wang’s bridal shop in New York.
Well, it seems that we’ll be expecting wedding bells anytime soon. Yet, there seems to be a little tension with Irina and Cristiano’s mother. Last Wednesday, Irina Shayk went to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to watch the game between Real Madrid and FC Apoel. Both mother and girlfriend sat each in a corner of the box, however, there were no exchange of words. The football star is still hopeful that both ladies in his life will reconcile.
If the relationship between Irina and his mother do not improve, will Ronaldo reconsider the relationship to please his mother?
April 12, 2012 No Comments
About Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk (born Irina Shaykhlislamova and also credited as Irina Sheik born on January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. She is known for her 2007 through 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is the cover model for the the Sports Illustrated 2011 issue.
Russian born model Irina’s mother is Russian and late father Valeri was of Tatar origin. She has one sister named Tatiana. Irina looks like a South American and says that she got her unusual looks from her father. As his father was Tatar, he was dark skinned and was looking like a Brazillian. She says that she got her light eyes from her mother.
Irina’s father was working as a coal miner while her mother was a music teacher in a kindergarten.
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March 11, 2011 No Comments