Irina Shayk -An Appreciation [18+]

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Irina's full name is Irina Shaykhlislamova and she is from deep inside Russia, raised in the town of Emanzhelinsk which is located at the eastern slope of the South Urals. It was founded in 1770 as a Cossack village and Irina's surname is also Cossack. While the Cossack men were fierce warriors, the Cossack girls had a reputation for being bold, independent, and extremely beautiful.

By the time Irina Sheik hit puberty (she was born January 6, 1986) Russia embraced capitalism and opened up to the west, which gave many opportunities to Russian and Ukrainian girls like Olga Kurylenko. Irina had the looks and the figure to get into modeling, being famous then as now for her perfect teeth and beautiful green eyes.

Irina Sheik was discovered in 2004 at age 17 by Guia Djikidze, founder of Grace Models agency. Guia Djikidze, who also discovered the famous Russian model Natalia Vodianova and Anne V (who features in SI 2008), found Irina while on a three-day train journey from Chelyabinsk to Moscow. Chelyabinsk is the capital of the region and in that same year Irina Shayhlislamova won the Supermodel 2004 competition for the Chelyabinsk region, earning 60,000 Ruble, a modeling contract with Exclusive agency, and a chance to compete for the Ford Supermodel Russia title.

However that year Ukrainian Natalia Gotsiy won the title; she is also a well-known model in Europe right now. Irina Shaikhlislamova got work in Russia for the Modus Vivendis agency but later enrolled with agencies based in mainland Europe like Elite, One Models, etc. Because of her great body and Mediterranean looks, Irina began getting modeling contracts in Italy, France, Germany, and Spain, before the prestigious SI swimsuit shoot made her a household name. She still does modeling jobs in her native Russia.

Irina says she admires Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev. She is also a fan of football and supports Guus Hiddink, the former Dutch footballer who coaches the Russian national side, because he led the Russian team to its biggest success since Soviet times the semi-finals of Euro 2008. Irina Sheik says she loves to eat cakes and hides a lot of sweets and cookies in her kitchen cabinet.....obviously in tiny portions because none of those calories show on her body!

At a young age Sheik wanted to be an actress; but as yet she has only appeared in a promotion for the Ryan Leslie single Diamond Girl. Irina has a pet cat and loves both cats and dogs; she would love to open an asylum for strays. Sheik says that she loves tomatoes....while an Italian magazine claims that Irina enjoys drinking champagne, eating caviar, and hanging out in Capri pants!

As Irina Sheik says in that SI video, she loves Italian food tomato mozzarella. But that's not all....according to rumor Irina has an Italian boyfriend. She has also done the maximum modeling work in Italy. Irina Sheik is the face of Intimissimi lingerie, taking over from Ana Beatriz Barros.

Irina has also done lingerie modeling for Cesare Paciotti, La Senza, Mango, Guess and Séance lingerie. Sheik recently modeled for the Victoria's Secret Holiday catalog. She has also modeled Triumph lingerie in Japan. Sheik appeared along with Italian model Yesica Toscanini in one Intimissimi campaign.

Irina Sheik has also walked on the runway in lingerie. She has modeled T-Shirts, tops and mini skirts for the Playboy clothing line, but has not appeared in the magazine. Irina has appeared in regular fashion magazines like Paris Capitale, La Confidential, Vogue Italy (March 2008), Annabelle, Jalouse and Bolero (Switzerland, June 2005). Irina Sheik has also modeled regular clothes for famous brands like Bagutta, Quelle La Source, Paciotti, and Mango. Irina is 5'10" tall with a figure of 34-23-35.

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