Irina Shayk will be plastered all over billboards and newsstands momentarily. But first, get to know the cover girl for Sports Illustrated‘s 2011 Swimsuit Issue.
The annual issue is often a star-making platform, with models like Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum gracing the cover. Even recent cover girl Brooklyn Decker landed a movie gig, appearing in the recent Adam Sandler flick Just Go With It.
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Because NewsFeed knows when most readers see a picture of Shayk, they want to know fun facts about her, we’re happy to provide. Here’s what you might not know about her.
- She’s the first Russian Sports Illustrated cover girl
- She hails from Yemanzhelinsk, Russia, a city so small it doesn’t show up on most maps
- She has appeared in every swimsuit issue since 2007
- Her bathing suit, if you were wondering, was designed by Sauvage by Elizabeth Southwood
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