Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Irina, Irina Sheik
Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
After completing her high school, she enrolled herself to study marketing. But, she was soon bored of it and entered into a local beauty school with her older sister, where she was discovered by a local modeling agency.
Fashion / Runway Model
- Father – Valery Shaykhlislamova (was coal miner)
- Mother – Olga Shaykhlislamova (was Pianist and music teacher in kindergarten)
- Sibling – Tatiana (Older Sister)
Shayk’s talent agencies are –
- Women Management – New York
- Models 1
- 1st Option Model Management
- 3D Model Agency – Cape Town
- Women Management – Milan
- Michele Pommier Management
- Grace Models
- Elite Model Management – Israel
- Elite Model Management – Barcelona
- IMG Models – Paris
- Elite Model Management – Los Angeles
- Elite Model Management – Stockholm
- D Models – Athens
- Joy Model Management – Sao Paulo
She is also signed with Brown Talent PR.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
55 kg or 121 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Irina dated –
- Arthur Sales – He is a Brazilian model with whom she dated.
- Ronaldinho Gaúcho – Again, he is a Brazilian soccer player who had dated this model.
- Rob Bourdon (2007-2009) – An American drummer, Rob had a dating relationship with Shayk for almost 2 years. They started dating in 2007 before calling it quits in October 2009.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (2010-2015) – Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player who started dating in May 2010 with this swimsuit model. Their relationship was confirmed by nypost.com. They met during the Armani Exchange campaigns. After dating for quite some time, the couple separated in January 2015.
- Bradley Cooper (2015-Present) – Since April 2015, she is dating American actor Bradley Cooper. He is around 11 years her senior. She is expecting her first child with Bradley.
Race / Ethnicity
Her father was Tatar (Turkic people) and mother is Russian.
Unusual looks, which she received from her dad who was dark skinned.
35-23-35 in or 89-58.5-89 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 4.5 (UK)
Irina had walked the ramp and advertised for major brands like Agua Bendita, Alessandro Angelozzi, Armani Exchange, Avon ‘Super Drama’ mascara, Beach Bunny, Blanco Suiteblanco, De Grisogono, El Corte Inglés, Germaine de Capuccini, Guess, Intimissimi, John John Denim, La Clover, La Senza lingerie, Lacoste, Luli Fama, Madeleine, Martini, Morellato, Oceano by La Perla, Ory, Paciotti 4US, Rampage, Replay, Triumph, Xti.
Best Known For
Her 2007 through 2012 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was the cover model for the 2011 issue.
First Music Video Appearance
Irina, along with Jessica White and Diandra Forrest, appeared in the music video “Power” by American singer Kanye West.
Irina first appeared in action fantasy adventure film Hercules for her role as Megara in 2014.
First TV Show
She appeared in a fashion show Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2005 where she walked the runway for Kristina Ti. It was her debut television appearance.
Justin Gelband. He is the high profile trainer who has been a personal trainer and adviser to many top supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Behati Prinsloo, and others. His secret to making these models fit is the diet. Gelband gives no. 1 priority to diet and suggests to all of his clients to limit the carbs intake. But, don’t cut your carbohydrates completely. Take it 2 times a week. Carbs from vegetables and brown rice are good, according to Justin. He likes Peter D’Adamo’s Blood Type diet.
Regarding workout regimen, he says to focus on the body every day for 30 minutes. Don’t do hour-long sessions of cardio. Train every body part of yours.
Irina Shayk does not give much attention to the concept of dieting and also does light exercises, mainly cardio. See what she has to say regarding her exercise schedule and diet plan.
Irina Shayk Favorite Things
- Favorite Director – Woody Allen
- Favorite Movie – Match Point (2005), The Game (1997)
- Favorite Writer – Haruki Murakami, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Source – Modelina.com
Irina Shayk Facts
- Irina considers that she has got her unusual looks from her father.
- People think that Shayk is from South America because her father sometimes looks like Brazilian.
- Her light eyes are due to her mother.
- When she was 14, her father died of complications of pneumonia.
- Due to her mother’s interest, she had learned and started playing the piano while she was six.
- Jessica White is her friend.
- In 2011, she was named the sexiest woman of the world by Hungarian magazine Periodika.
- Shayk has also been featured on #10 by models.com list of “Top 20 Sexiest Models.”
- She also does charity work for a maternity hospital in her hometown.
- Irina Shayk is the official ambassador of Pomogi (means Help Me) charity in Russia.
- She has a pet dog, named Caesare (after Julius Caesar) and it is of Labrador breed.
- In her free time, she likes to have rest, or spend some time with her friends, dog or at the seaside or read a book.
- She has studied in music school for 7 years.
- She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in a baby bump as she was pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s first child.
- She made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016 held in Paris, France.
- Visit her official website irinashaykofficial.com.
- Connect with Irina on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.