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Irina Shayk
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Name: Irina Shayk

Real name: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova

Birth date: 6 of January 1986 (34 y.o.)

Place of birth: Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Height: 5'10 ft

Weight: 121 lb

Birth Sign: Capricorn

Chinese zodiac: Tiger

Career: Models and Fashion Designers 1th

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Irina Shayk biography

Irina Shayk (real name Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova) is an international level model with Tatar roots. Due to her luxurious appearance and persistence the girl became known outside of Russia, first winning the heart of famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo and then Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper.
Supermodel Irina Shayk
Supermodel Irina Shayk

Childhood and family

Now Irina Shayk has everything - fame, money, fans and a beloved man, the father of her child. But the girl’s path to the top was thorny.

Irina was born on January 6, 1986 in the mining town of Yemanzhelinsk, 50 kilometers from Chelyabinsk. The Shaykhlislamov family lived poorly: Father Valery worked in the mine, mother Olga was a kindergarten piano teacher. Irina’s older sister Tatiana also grew in the family. Irina inherited the best from her parents: hard work, persistence and oriental beauty from her father, and love for music from her mother.
Irina Shayk’s childhood photos
Irina Shayk’s childhood photos
We had a very small town, in fact a village, the girl recalled, everyone lived on the same street and knew each other. We also had our own garden - it was difficult to survive without it. We grew potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers on our own. Since childhood I helped my mother with the garden.
Irina Shayk’s father (from the left) passed away very early
Irina Shayk’s father (from the left) passed away very early
Irina turned 14 when her father died of lung cancer. To raise both daughters her mother had to work a lot.
Small Irina Shayk with her mother and sister
Small Irina Shayk with her mother and sister
Irina studied at school and had been having hard times there. First teachers tried to retrain lefty her to write as she should, not paying attention to the girl’s gap in many subjects. But by the end of high school Irina became an excellent student, and she even began to be set up as an example to her classmates. Because of her height and thinness, boys didn’t pay attention to Irina, except that they teased her with insulting nicknames: Chunga-Changa, Plywood, Calancea.
With grandmother Galiya Shaykhislamova
With grandmother Galiya Shaykhislamova

Modelling Career

After school Irina entered the College of Economics in Chelyabinsk, where her sister Tatyana had been living for a couple of years.
Irina Shayk’s school photos
Irina Shayk’s school photos
Tatiana was attending beauty classes at the Svetlana modeling studio. She invited Irina too, who turned out to perfectly match the parameters of a Lingerie model. At the age of 18 she made her debut at the regional Supermodel beauty contest and won, receiving 60 thousand rubles, fabulous money for her.
Irina Shayk’s modelling career began in 2004
Irina Shayk’s modelling career began in 2004
Later the Svetlana agency paid the young model a trip to Moscow to participate in the federal Supermodel of Russia competition and photo session. Irina acted in her own way: she terminated the contract, but appeared at the competition in the capital, accompanied by a wealthy attendant.
Irina Shayk became a lingerie model
Irina Shayk became a lingerie model
At the competition the beauty was noticed by member of the jury Gia Jikidze, the president of the international Grace Models modelling agency, who had opened many top models, including Natalia Vodyanova. He invited the girl to Paris. Irina was not going to become a professional model, but she understood that the contract would help her earn money to help her family, and she agreed.
Irina Shayk (Interview)
So, in 20 years Irina went to Europe, taking the pseudonym Shayk. It was too late to start a modelling career at that age and many girls who came to work with Irina made fun of her, her lack of language skills and inexpensive clothes. Then the girl realized that it was a tough business with merciless rivalry.
Irina Shayk’s parameters are 88-58-90
Irina Shayk’s parameters are 88-58-90
But her inborn persistence showed up. Already by 2008 Irina Shayk had been shooting for the Elle, Glamour, Annabelle, GQ, Jalouse, Bolero, and Intimissimi had invited Irina to take part in an advertising campaign. Three years later she became the company’s international ambassador.
Irina Shayk at the opening of the Olympic Games held in Sochi, 2014
Irina Shayk at the opening of the Olympic Games held in Sochi, 2014
In 2011, after a fierce competition with many rivals, she was the first Russian model to appear for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. World-famous photographers Pamela Hanson, Steve Early, Rennio Maifredi worked with the girl in the photoshoot.
Charming as always
Charming as always
At different times photos of Irina Shayk decorated catalogs of lingerie brands: El Corte Ingles, Armani, Intimissimi, Guess, Oceano by La Perla, Triumph. Later Intimissimi, Armani, Guess, Beach Bunny, Lacoste, Le Perla, Givenchy Jeans made the girl the face of their brands.
Irina Shayk without make-up and photoshop
Irina Shayk without make-up and photoshop
Irina Shayk became the prototype for Mila Belova, the heroine of the 18th part of the Need for Speed game.
Irina Shayk’s character in the Need for Speed
Irina Shayk’s character in the Need for Speed
Resource models.com included Irina Shayk in the top ten sexiest models in the world.

Irina Shayk’s personal life

In 2010 Irina Shayk started dating football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, whom she met at a photo shoot for Armani. The affair added to her popularity and the amount of fees soared to the skies.
Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo dated for 5 years
Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo dated for 5 years
Things went to marriage. The venerable footballer introduced his Russian girlfriend to his parents. Reluctantly, Irina forgave Ronaldo an affair with a waitress in America, and then with Argentine model Andressa Urach and TV presenter Lucía Villalón.
Irina Shayk: how to take a selfie like a model
Five years had passed since they met, and Irina didn’t wait for the cherished proposal. Their tight schedules - she had constant shooting, he trained and trained - almost didn’t allow them to be together. Finally, in 2015 the model declared a break: Ronaldo is an infantile, irresponsible and unreliable man.
Shayk and Ronaldo on a vacation in Saint-Tropez
Shayk and Ronaldo on a vacation in Saint-Tropez
The new contender for the heart of the Russian beauty appeared quickly. It was the 40-year-old Oscar nominee, Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, who had recently survived a hard break with model Suki Waterhouse. Cooper and Shake met at a party and started chatting.
In the photo: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper
In the photo: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper
At first the couple pretended not to be familiar, for example, at the party at Rihanna’s they completely defiantly ignored each other. But after five months of tumultuous affair, the lovers were bored of secrets and intrigues, and the paparazzi had already sold pictures of their hot kiss to the tabloids by that time. The actor introduced his beloved to his mother (Cooper's father died of lung cancer), who was delighted with her daughter-in-law.
Bradley Cooper made a proposal to Irina Shayk
Bradley Cooper made a proposal to Irina Shayk
At the end of 2016 Bradley made a proposal to Irina, and in March 2017 their firstborn baby, Lea De Seine Shayk-Cooper was born.

In 2019 there were disturbing reports in the media about discord in the stellar family. Lady Gaga, who had become the star of Bradley Cooper’s The Star is Born picture was recognized the cause. The actor was not ashamed of his wife while standing next to and flirting with Gaga at the Oscars. And though the singer denied an affair with Cooper, everything became clear when Shake slid out of the Bradley mansion in summer and Lady Gaga replaced her.
Cooper flirted with Lady Gaga in front of Irina Shayk
Cooper flirted with Lady Gaga in front of Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk nowadays

Becoming a mother Irina Shayk is not going to say goodbye to her modelling career. In the spring of 2017 she took part in the shooting for Russian and German Vogue and also starred in an ad by L’Oreal.
Irina Shayk continues her modelling career
Irina Shayk continues her modelling career
After parting with Cooper Irina was often seen in the company of Stella Maxwell, a model and open lesbian, which gave rise to rumors about Irina's unconventional orientation. Later Shayk was caught in the company of an unknown man.
Shayk was shot with an unknown man
Shayk was shot with an unknown man
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