Video: get to know L'Oréal Paris ambassador Irina Shayk

On October 28, L'Oréal Paris announced their newest brand ambassador: none other than Russian model Irina Shayk! Joining fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly, Bianca Balti, Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, Luma Grothe, Lara Stone, and Soo-Joo Park, Irina will now represent the iconic French brand on the red carpet and in campaigns.

So, now that you'll be seeing a lot more of this beautiful brunette, maybe it's a good time to get to know her a little better- what do you say?

Irina's rise to the top

So, how does one rise from a small town in Russia to the hottest guestlists in Hollywood? For Irina, it happened while she was attending beauty school with her sister and was spotted by a local scout! Since then, she has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, hosted Russia's Next Top Model, served as ambassador for international lingerie company Intimissimi and the Russian children's charity Pomoqi.

Getting to know Irina

What was her dream profession as a child? Irina says she always wanted to be a journalist! Obviously her love of words was influenced by her favorite writer, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Notes from Underground). As for her sartorial choices, Irina admits to being a fan of function over fashion: when she's off the red carpet, she prefers sneakers to stilettos!

If you want to know more about Irina, make sure to watch the video above!

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