Irina Shayk is a Russian model who received international recognition almost a decade ago. She has been such a significant influence on the industry ever since thus ranks her as an Industry Icon.

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Early Life

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova was born on January 6, 1986, in the Soviet Union.

Trying to please her mother, who was a music teacher at a local kindergarten, Irina spent seven years studying at a music school. She even sang in a choir and practiced piano playing.

After graduating from high school, Shayk wanted to study marketing but changed her mind and enrolled in a beauty school with her older sister Tatiana. During her stay at the school, she was urged to participate in a 2004 beauty pageant, which she won. As she was Miss Chelyabinsk, Irina caught the eye of a local modeling agency.

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Three years later, Irina is chosen to replace Ana Beatriz Barros as the face of Intimissimi, an Italian clothing label. That 2007 she appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time. The proof of Shayk’s and Intimissimi’s successful partnership is the fact that in 2010, the model was named their official ambassador. Around the same time, she worked with Gucci, Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste, and a few more brands. By the summer of 2009, she was signed to IMG Models.

During the period between 2011 and 2015, Shayk becomes the model of mainstream success. She appears on the pages of Ocean Drive, GQ, Elle, Glamour… Complex even made her num. 1 on their “50 Hottest Russian Women” list.

Since then, she has done runways for Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Versace, Marc Jacobs, Mango, Givenchy, and so many more.

Shayk helped advertise Burberry, Replay, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Guess, Morellato, Avon, Victoria’s Secret, and Roberto Cavalli.

She was the International spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

We even had the chance to see her acting skills in the live-action adaptation of Hercules, in which she played Megara, right by Dwayne Johnson. Also, she had a brief appearance on one of the episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. You might remember her from Kanye West’s “Power” music video and Romeo Santos’ “Yo Tambien”. People who played Need For Speed would be interested to know Irina herself was the one to voice the games’ character Mila Belova.

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Personal Life

Irina Shayk had two relationships that we know of. One was with the one and only Christiano Ronaldo, and it lasted from 2010 to 2015. After the two separated, the model moved on with Bradley Cooper. Two years later, in 2017, their daughter was born. They split up in June last year.

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Irina Shayk Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, our sources estimate Irina Shayk’s net worth to be around $25 million. We’re sure that the number will grow in the future, considering that these fantastic $25 million grew for over a decade now.