Irina Shayk – The Russian model that got Cristiano Ronaldo

Irina Shayk (full name Irina Shaykhislamova) is a Russian top model, currently Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend (yeap, the Portuguese soccer player). She became widely popular after appearing at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue after 2007, same year when she became the face for Intimissimi lingerie, and was elected the sexiest Russian by the Maxim magazine, in 2013. Irina is quite an internet celebrity with almost 1 million followers on Instagram, 3.4 million on Facebook and over 400 thousand followers on Twitter.

Sometimes credited as Irina Sheik, the top model born in the small town of Emanzhelisk (in Ural, close to Chelyabinsk) is 28 years old. Irina had late modeling career, starting when she was 19. But seems like she amking up for the lost time with all the modeling jobs and  media attention she is getting. Irina has done modelling works for all sort of fashion magazines, being cover girl on Elle, GQ, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and many more. She also been on many TV Show, such as The Late Show, The Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres among others. Irina Shayk has starred in really big ad campaigns, for brands like Armani Exchange, Avon, La Perla, Replay, Guess, Fay, Lacoste, Beach Bunny and many many more. 2010 was a specially good year for her, having starred  Kanye West’s music video "Power" and ranked on the first position of Complex magazine's "50 Hottest Russian Women" (she's the top 1 if you ask me).

Although Irina Shayk spends most of her time modeling and doing charity campaigns. She still finds time to be Avon’s global beauty ambassador and to have a charity in Russia that helps families and children in need. Irina is also really smart and has been trying to grow professionally working on different areas, like designing a line of bikinis in collaboration with Beach Bunny Swimwear and making her debut in the big screen on 2014. Irina Shayk will play Megara, Hercules' wife on the movie "Hercules: The Thracian Wars”, directed by Brett Rather.

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