Irina Shayk: biography, measures, body stats, height and weight
Irina Shayk is a top model of great beauty and humble backgrounds. Read on and find out more about Irina's bio and body measurement.nts.
Born 06 January 1986 in the Urals, Russia, Irina looked quite exotic in her little village, due to her height, dark skin and pronounced lips, to the point that her schoolmates would often make fun of her.
Once she finished school, her single-parent family (her coalminer father died she was younger) moved to a bigger town. There, by total chance, Irina was noticed by a beauty scout, and within few months she had won Miss Cheliyabinsk 2004 – great result for a girl who never thought of a career in modelling before!
In spite of the appealing promises of a fruitful career, Irina waited one year before deciding to move to Paris to work in fashion in order to support her mother and sister. At the time she was 19 and could not even speak English. However, she was soon working all over Europe and the USA.
In 2007 she became the face of Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi, a long -lasting collaboration in Irina's career, culminated with advertising campaign shot by fashion photographer Greg Kade in 2009. Since 2010 she is fashion ambassador of the brand. Other brands Irina collaborates with are La Perla, Lacoste, Piaciotti, Guest, Armani Exchange, Replay, Morellato, Beach Bunny.
Her international breakthrough, however, happened thanks to her feature on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2007, appearing each year until gaining its cover in 2011, first ever Russian model to do so. Since then, many celebrated magazines honoured Irina with their cover shots: from GQ, Marie Claire, Esquire, Harper's Bazar, in their editions in more than one country.
She also launched her own line of swimwear, which also featured on Sports Illustrated in 2010. Her ambition is to design swimsuits that would look any woman look fabulous. And, of course, Hollywood finally offered Shayk a chance for an acting debut in the 2014 film Hercules alongside with Dwayne Johnson.
- Irina Shayk