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Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (Russian: Ири́на Вале́рьевна Шайхлисла́мова; born 6 January 1986), known as Irina Shayk (/ʃeɪk/), is a Russian model who received international recognition when she appeared as the first russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Models.com ranks her as an “Industry Icon”.
In 2012, she covered Esquire UK, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Spain and Russia, GQ Germany, Glamour Russia and appeared on 14 Cosmopolitan spring covers worldwide. She also covered S Moda Spain and The Sunday Times Style. She also did an editorial for Vanity Fair Italy. The same year, she has appeared in campaigns for Morellato, Agua Bendita and Blanco. Shayk is also the new face of the brand La Clover and of Avon super drama mascara. In September 2012, she covered L’express Styles magazine, and worked with Mariano Vivanco.
In November, Shayk covered Twelv Magazine, Second Issue with fellow Russian model Anne V. In the same month, she appeared in an editorial for Vogue Spain December issue working with Mario Testino. Later that year, on 27 November, she presented the fourth season of Top Model po-russki.
In February 2013, she covered Vs. magazine with Anne V and the same month she did an editorial for CR Fashion book issue 2 photographed by Bruce Weber and styled by Carine Roitfeld. The same month, she did the runway of Jeremy Scott during the New York fashion week. In March 2013, she did the runway of Givenchy during the Paris fashion week. Also in 2013, Shayk featured several times in Harper’s Bazaar US. She featured for the second time in CR fashion book issue 3. In September, she covered Allure Russia She was also the cover model of Vogue Spain, landing her first Vogue cover photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. In 2014, she was the placard bearer for the Russian team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
2016-present: Transition to high fashion work
Shayk has walked the runways for Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Philipp Plein ,and Mango. She even walked for the last Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show in 2020. In 2016, she walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while 6 months pregnant with baby girl Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Givenchy, Missoni, La Perla, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2, La Senza, La Clover, Vigoss, Replay, Bally, Morellato, bebe, Lord & Taylor, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Guess, Blumarine, Ellen Tracy, The Kooples, Saks Fifth Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, and Avon. In October 2015, she became the new L’Oréal Paris International Spokesperson.
In 2019 she became a new face of Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Scandal” fragrance.
She has a total of 31 Vogue Covers.
Shayk made her acting debut as Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules.
Irina also stars in Inside Amy Schumer’s “Darkest episode ever”.