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Friday, April 29, 2011

Russian Model Irina Shayk

Russian Model,Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk (Irina Sheik) Profile:
Irina Shaykhlislamova (Russian: Ирина Шайхлисламова) best known as Irina Shayk (sometimes credited as Irina Sheik) with nickname Irina, Sheik, Shayk was born January 6, 1986 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Capricorn) at her hometown in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Irina Shayk is a beautiful Russian female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model (advertisement model), professional model, beauty model, bikini (beachwear) model, swimsuit (swimwear) model, fashion model, international model, star model, magazine cover model, cover girl model, supermodel) and brunette women celebrity. She has a hair color: wonderful light brown (brunette), eyes color: stunning lovely green, height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), dress size: 4 (US); 34 (EU), measurements: 34-23-35 (US); 86.5-58-88 (EU), assets: perfect pretty beauty, beautiful face, full lips, wonderful light brown (brunette) hair, stunning lovely green eyes, charming and sweet smile, nice talent, great skill, good achievement, claim to fame: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and her name popular and famous for her 2007 through 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (She is the cover model for the 2011 issue.), hobbies: sport, solo singing and singing in the choir, playing the piano, hair care, health care, beauty care, watching movie/film in cinema and home theatre, listening music, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international modeling.

Irina Shayk (Irina Sheik) Biography:
In her early life, Irina Shayk (sometimes credited as Irina Sheik) was born January 6, 1986 with birth name is Irina Shaykhlislamova (Russian: Ирина Шайхлисламова) at her hometown in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Irina Shayk’s late father Valeri was of Tatar origin and Irina Shayk’s mother is Russian. Irina Shayk says that she got her unusual looks from her father, and Irina Shayk has said that people often think she is South American. “My father was dark skinned, because he was Tatar. Sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian”, Irina Shayk says. “I get my light eyes from my mother”. Irina Shayk’s mother was a pianist who was the music teacher in a kindergarten, and Irina Shayk’s father was a coal miner. She has one sibling, an older sister named Tatiana. Irina Shayk started playing piano at age six. At age nine Irina Shayk enrolled in a music school and studied there for seven years, both playing the piano and singing in the choir, as Irina Shayk’s mother wanted Irina Shayk to music study. Irina Shayk’s father died of complications of pneumonia when she was 14, leaving Irina Shayk’s family with little money and forcing her mother to work two jobs to provide for the family.

After high school, Irina Shayk studied marketing but was bored by it and entered a local beauty school with her elder sister. While Irina Shayk there, Irina Shayk was meet a person from a local modeling agency. Irina Shayk was urged to participate in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004″ beauty contest, and Irina Shayk won. The modeling scout Guia Jikidze (he also discovered Natalia Vodianova, Eugenia Volodina, Polina Kouklina, Katia Elizarova, Elena Melnik, and Olga Sherer among others) noticed her and recommended that Irina Shayk become a model.

In her personal life, Irina Shayk has a pet dog named Caesare (named after Julius Caesar), a Lab who, Irina Shayk claims, was fathered by one of the dogs who played the title role in “Marley & Me”.

In her career, Irina Shayk started her career relatively late for a model, at the age of 19, when Irina Shayk began modeling in Paris. Irina Shayk on 2007 replaced Ana Beatriz Barros as the face of Intimissimi and in the same year debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since that time, Irina Shayk has appeared in every annual edition, attending photoshoots in such places as St Petersburg, Naples, Grenada and Chile. After being the image of Intimissimi for three years (six seasons), Irina Shayk was made the official ambassador for the brand on 2010. Irina Shayk’s other modeling contracts include Beach Bunny (2009), and Guess spring season/summer season 2009. Irina Shayk’s magazine covers include Annabelle magazine, Bolero magazine, Woman magazine, Jalouse magazine, and Paris Capital magazine. Irina Shayk signed with modeling agency IMG on May 2009.

On 2010 until present, Irina Shayk modeled the Armani Exchange spring season/summer season 2010 campaign. Irina Shayk also starred in Kanye West’s “Power”, directed by artist Marco Brambilla. Is on the cover of Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa for the August issue. Irina Shayk ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine. Irina Shayk made a change from swimwear to high fashion with a spread in Spain’s Harper’s Bazaar and landed the cover of Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue. Glamour Spain awarded Irina Shayk as “Best International Model of 2010″ (Spanish: Mejor Modelo Internacional).

On the February 14, 2011 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, it was revealed via billboard that Irina Shayk was the covermodel for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This is the fifth time Irina Shayk has been featured in the magazine, but the first time Irina Shayk has been on the cover. Irina Shayk is the first Russian to appear on the cover. Irina Shayk became the face of swim label Luli Fama’s 2011 advertising campaign and look book. Appears in the John John Denim ad campaign. Irina Shayk currently ranks 10th in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list on website

In her charity, Irina Shayk is helping a maternity hospital in her hometown of Yemanzhelinsk. Irina Shayk and her sister helped rebuild the children’s ward of the local hospital, and now Irina Shayk raises money on behalf of a Russian charity, Pomogi (Russian: Помоги), which provides care to sick children. Irina Shayk is the official ambassador for Pomogi charity in Russia.
(Irina Shayk (Irina Sheik) Profile and Biography source:, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)
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