|Irina Shayk Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1986|
Irina Shayk is a Russian model and actress who shot to fame as she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has worked with fashion giants like Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Roberto Cavalli, and Victoria’s Secret.
Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Irina, Irina Sheik
Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
After completing 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, Actress
- Father – Valery Shaykhlislamov (Former Coal Miner)
- Mother – Olga Shaykhlislamova (Former Pianist and Music Teacher in Kindergarten)
- Sibling – Tatiana (Older Sister)
- Others – Galiya/Galina Gaynislamovna Shaykhlislamova (Paternal Grandmother), Nina Fedorovna (Maternal Grandmother), Irina (Niece)
Shayk has been represented by –
- 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 has also been signed with Brown Talent + PR, Inc., Public Relations Agency, New York City, New York, United States.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Irina has dated –
- Valerio Morabito – She was romantically involved with Italian producer Valerio Morabito in the past.
- 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.
- Sepp Blatter (2009) – It was RUMORed that she had a fling with retired Swiss football administrator Sepp Blatter in the year 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.
- Dwayne Johnson (2015) – There were RUMORs that she hooked up with American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former football player Dwayne Johnson in January 2015.
- Bradley Cooper (2015-2019) – In April 2015, she started dating American actor Bradley Cooper. He is around 11 years her senior. The couple welcomed daughter Lea de Seine in March 2017. They split in June 2019.
- Vito Schnabel (2020) – Irina was rumored to be dating art dealer Vito Schnabel in 2020 after they were spotted together in New York City.
- Kanye West (2021) – In June 2021, Irina was seen on a vacation with American musician Kanye West in France which sparked dating rumors. The couple reportedly broke up in August 2021 after dating for almost 3 months.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Tatar (Turkic people) roots on her father’s side and is of Russian descent on her mother’s side.
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.
She has also served as an ambassador for Food Bank for New York City and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
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 the 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.
Irina has taken the help of trainer Justin Gelband in the past. He is a 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 the 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. She starts her day with a lemon and water and also uses Mimi Luzon’s 24K Pure Gold Treatment.
Read her exercise schedule and diet plan.
See what she has to say about her beauty routine with the video below.
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 a 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 in the world by the 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.
- She provided vocals to the character of Mila Belova in the video game Need for Speed: The Run in 2011.
- 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.
- In 2014, she appeared in the music video for the song titled Yo También by Romeo Santos (ft. Marc Anthony).
- She has studied in music school for 7 years.
- She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 with 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.
- In June 2016, she was cast in an episode of the American sketch comedy television series, Inside Amy Schumer.
- Irina was honored with the “Fashion Entrepreneur Award” at the Daily Front Row’s 2021 Fashion Media Awards.