Irina Shayk

Model Irina Shayk was born on January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. Her father, Valery, was a coal miner and her mother, Olga, was a kindergarten music teacher. Irina and her sister Tatiana attended a local music school, where Irina played piano and sang in choir.

After graduating from high school, Irina studied marketing, but quickly abandoned it to attend beauty school instead. It's there that she caught the eye of a local scout who was struck by her exotic-seeming beauty and encouraged her to enroll in a local pageant. Irina won the contest and embarked on a modeling career that would earn her international fame.

After moving from Russia to Paris, the model finally settled in New York City, and in 2007 she became an ambassador for lingerie brand Intimissimi, as well as appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time. She has since modelled for Guess, Victoria's Secret, Lacoste, and Armani Exchange.

Aside from appearing in the pages of reputed fashion magazines all over the world, Shayk has also tried her hand in acting and organized a charity organization to help orphans and sick children in her hometown.

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Irina Shayk after the Givenchy show, Paris Fashion Week Menswear S/S 2015 on June 27, 2014
Irina Shayk shows her striking cheekbones and good humor
Irina Shayk attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates the 'Swim City' Swimsuit Issue, in New York City, NY on February 10, 2015
<span>Irina Shayk attends a cocktail reception during The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 2nd Annual Saint-Tropez Gala on July 22 in Saint-Tropez, France.</span>
<span>Irina Shayk poses backstage during Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 13.</span>
<span></span><span>Irina Shayk stepped out for The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation </span><a href=""></a><span>2nd Annual Saint-Tropez Gala on July 22.</span>
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Irina Shayk attending the L'Oréal Paris Red Obsession Party during Paris Fashion Week
Crushing on cushion compacts: Hailey Baldwin, Irina  Shayk, Soo Joo Park, Kristina Bazan, and Liya Kebede
Irina Shayk and Soo Joo Park rock feathered fringe gowns at the premiere of <em>The Unknown Girl </em>at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
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<p>Irina Shayk and Soo Joo Park turn heads at the Vogue Paris Foundation Gala Dinner</p>
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