Irina Shayk was born on January 6, 1986 in Russia. Her father passed away early and Irina’s mother had to work two jobs to raise Irina and her two sisters. She won her first beauty pageant in 2004 where she was noticed by a model scout, who discovered Natalia Vodianova and Polina Kouklina. Irina Shayk has been dating soccer player Christiano Ronaldo since 2010 and they are reportedly set to wedding in July 2012 after the Euro-2012 cup is over.
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In 2007 Irina became the face of Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi and has been representing it till 2009. Since 2007 she has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and in 2011 she became the first Russian model to grace its cover.
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Irina says she inherited her beauty and unusual look from her father, who was Tatar. Irina is in the 10th place on the list of the World’s Sexiest Models.