She was born into this world as Irina Shaykhlislamova, but we know her as Irina Shayk–which is good, because it’d be hard addressing all of our love letters to her if we had to spell out that entire last name. Anyway, this Russian-born beauty has had a charmed life ever since she broke out big as a model. That was after a typical adolescence as a Russian beauty, culminating with her winning the Miss Chelyabinsk Pageant in 2004. We’ve never been to Chelyabinsk, but the place is definitely on our bucket list.
It only took a few more years before Irina Shayk shook up the world as an international sensation with an appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. That was in 2007, and Irina has made it into every edition since then. That’s a pretty amazing streak that could only get better if Irina streaked in the next edition. She finally made the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. We celebrated that here, which was just about the time that Irina began to branch out to working with major designers. She also landed in Esquire UK in 2012, which sure got our attention.
That’s gone really well for her. She’s been in demand in all of the major glossies since 2010. We’re also going to be enjoying her on the big-screen as the wife of Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Hercules: The Thracian Wars. And we’re celebrating Irina’s birthday today with her new pics for the fine folks at Beach Bunny Swimwear. Start celebrating, too–and then check out the time when we celebrated Irina’s birthday with her sexiest GIFs. It’ll get you
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