This Russian model sure knows how to rock a bikini; she’s been heating up the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition since 2007, including a 2011 turn on the cover. But it was her 2014 July/August Maxim cover that brought us to our knees.
Irina Shayk (born January 6, 1986), sometimes credited as Irina Sheik (Russian: Ирина Шейк),born Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (Russian: Ирина Валерьевна Шайхлисламова), is a Russian model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2015. She was the cover model for the 2011 issue.
Shayk modeled the Armani Exchange spring/summer 2010 campaign.She also starred in Kanye West’s “Power”, directed by artist Marco Brambilla.She was on the cover of Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa for the August issue.She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine.
She made a change from swimwear to high fashion with a spread in Spain’s Harper’s Bazaar and landed the cover of Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue. Glamour Spain awarded her “Best International Model of 2010”.(Spanish: Mejor Modelo Internacional).At the end of the year she was pictured nude in the GQ Spain December issue; however, she claimed that she had not stripped for the photoshoot, and that the magazine had digitally altered the images to remove her lingerie