Irina Shayk Celebrity Life
Forever gracing the lists of the most beautiful people in the world, Irina Shayk garnered international fame when she was featured on the cover of 2011’s Swimsuit Issue of the Sports Illustrated.
Irina took birth in the city of Yemanzhelinsk in the Soviet Union to Volga Tatar, a miner, and Olga, a music teacher in a kindergarten school.
She told the press once that people sometimes mistook her for a South American due to the complexion of her skin.
Her father had a dark skin tone, a trait strongly associated with Tatars. She has an older sister who goes by the name of Tatiana.
Irina started learning the piano at the age of six and by the time she was nine, she was already taken admission in a music school where she was good at the piano and also singing in a choir.
Her father passed away due to pneumonia when Irina was only 14. Her mother had to take up two jobs so that her children could complete their studies as they barely had any money in savings.
After finishing her highschool Irina started studying marketing but later switched to beauty school to go with her older sibling.
While the course was going on she was approached by a representative of the local modelling agency and he urged her to take part in “Miss Chelyabinsk of 2004”.
She won that pageant and that was the springboard to her modelling career. Irina claims that the competition was nowhere near to standards of pageants that are hosted in Europe and America.
In the year 2007, she replaced Ana Beatriz Barros as the brand ambassador of Intimissimi and later that year also appeared in the coveted “Sports Illustrated” magazine.
Since then she has been on various publications and has done photoshoots in destinations like Naples, Chile, and Grenada. She has also been a part of Victoria's Secret, Lacoste, Paciotti, Cesare, and Morellato. In May of 2009, Irina signed a deal with "IMG Models".
In 2010 Irina modeled for the Armani Exchange's Spring/Summer campaign and was also in Kanye West’s music video for ``Power” which was directed by Marco Brambilla.
She also graced the covers of Ocean Drive and also GQ’s South African Issue for August. I the same year she was ranked as the Hottest Russian woman by the “Complex” magazine.
After making the switch from swimwear to high-end fashion she appeared on the Spanish edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
Her gig with Harper also landed her on the front page of Elle magazine in Spain.
“Glamour” Spain conferred upon her the award of “Best International Model” for that year.
On the Valentine's Day episode of a popular late-night talk show, they revealed that Irina would be on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” Magazine.
This feature was the fifth time she was in the popular magazine but her first time on its cover. This feat also made her the first-ever Russian to grace the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’.
As she forayed into high fashion she could be seen frequently the fashion show ramps more often and she has been a show stopper for many of the leading designers in the world.
After her high fashion switch she was seen in many advertisements campaigns of companies like Versace, Lord & Taylor, Avon, Lacoste, Marc Jacobs, Guess, Armani exchange just to name a few
She has a pet dog who is named Caesare which she claims shares heritage with the dog on Marley & me. She was in a 5-year long relationship with Cristian Ronaldo but separated with him in 2015.
After Ronaldo, she started dating Bradley Cooper and their daughter Lea De Seine was born in 2017 in Los Angeles. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk separated in 2019.
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