Shanina Shaik turns 23 years old today–that being February 11, 2014–as one of the hottest models to ever emerge from the reality-TV scene. And we don’t just mean hot in terms of being incredibly sexy. We mean “hot” in the sense that Shanina Shaik is one of the busiest young models around, with recent work for designers like Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, L’Wren Scott, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood.
Also, Shanina Shaik is hot in terms of being incredibly sexy. Just so we’re clear on that. Anyway, Shanina was born in Melbourne and got her start on the Australian reality show Make Me A Supermodel. That must’ve been one hell of a season, since Shanina was only a runner-up at the end of the series. That was still good enough to get Shanina to New York City for the Autumn/Winter shows of 2009.
Things began to move very fast for Shanina after that. She even landed a celebrity boyfriend in Tyson Beckford. Damn it. Regular guys have still gotten to see a lot of Shanina. Thankfully, that includes plenty of print work for Victoria’s Secret. Shanina even hit the Victoria’s Secret catwalk for the 2011 Fashion Show, and we’d be surprised if she doesn’t eventually end up on one of the brand’s regular models from Down Under–like, you know, Miranda Kerr or Elyse Taylor.
We’ll keep following Shanina via Twitter to see what’s next for her amazing career. If you’re just catching up with her, though, then here’s your chance to see her amazing body of work…