She's just been revealed as the cover model for Sports Illustrated's 2011 swimsuit issue, but Irina Shayk is hardly a household name -- at least, not outside her native land of Russia.
she made her SI Swimsuit Issue debut inside the pages of the magazine and has appeared in every swimsuit edition since. She's also modeled for Lacoste, Guess, Armani Exchange and the lingerie brands Intimissimi and LaPerla.
1. She's Cristiano's girlfriend
2. She hails from a small town near Chelyabinsk, Russia
3. She called her mom and sister in Russia first after getting the SI cover
4. She wasn't expecting to get the swimsuit cover
5. She doesn't diet