February 15th, 2011

Irina Shayk: Cristiano’s Girl Scores The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

Looks like Irina Shayk’s hot arse has scored the Sports Illustrated 2011
Swimsuit Issue cover. (Image via @grantwahl)

Regardless of what you may think of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot chick ‘o the day, there’s no denying this is a major coup for her – and a major inspiration for those of the toned and tanned who dream of riding on the coattails of their rich, famous and well-gelled other halves. Well played, chica.

FYI, this is the billboard (left) that was revealed on the David Letterman show late Monday evening. Enjoy the low res long-distance camera phone glory, Kickettes. Let’s all raise our glasses of pink, post-Valentine’s chocolate-binging Pepto Bismol in IS’s honour. Congrats!

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171 Responses to “Irina Shayk: Cristiano’s Girl Scores The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover”

  1. Kiki says:

    Being a good model doesnt depend on wether you have done Sports Illustrated or not. She's an SI cover girl, but i checked her runway works and it's quite bad for a model who has worked since 2005.Irina is already 25, and she has only done about 9 or 10 runways. Constance Jablonski did 72 runway shows in one season. The high fashion magazines that Irina did was probably only Elle, even though I'm not that sure. She maybe "good" for Sports Illustrated but Adriana,Allesandra,Miranda,Gisele and Isabeli will always be better. I'm not a model, but I didn't try to be one.

  2. Those boobs are totally photo-shopped. Her real ones are tiny. :P

  3. Wtf is with all the snark in the comments? What has she ever done to any of you? She makes Cristiano happy (there are many pictures of them laughing together) and she tries her best not to talk about him (google her Ellen appearance).

    Seriously snark like this makes me ashamed to be a woman.

  4. CR777777 says:

    When did she get boobs? A totally photoshopped chest there, Irina Fayk. (2)

    She is only using Cristiano! that's too obvious… She is not ugly of course. But she need CR to be SI cover and allllllll the other campaigns! YOU AIN'T ADRIANA LIMA BABY!

  5. Sassy says:

    i dont exactly like her i dont even hate her but who doesnt get photoshopped these days?
    i think she is pretty but something seems off about her like the comments she makes. i also think that she would eventually get the cover since she has been in the issue before and i do think she got a little career boost after ppl found out that shes dating CR she seemed nice a but a weird nice not a genuine type of nice

    • Sassy says:

      i also wanted to know if they really are getting married because their relationship seems very weird they are never affectionate towards each other! i REALLY need to know if the whole pregnancy and engagement rumors are true!!!

  6. Delilah says:

    Somebody got more famous after dating Cristiano fucking Ronaldo.

  7. rt90 says:

    there are other models who deserved to be on this cover.

  8. Crackers says:

    Guys, it's one thing to criticise the cover (it is ugly) and this girl does seem a bit full of herself, but why call HER a slut into the bargain? SI goes for the boobs in their pics, but that's as much the photographer's fault as hers.

    I mean, whatever else one can say about her, she seems to have been sleeping with only one person for the last year and a bit- that's hardly slut behaviour, come on.

  9. @AgnesWonka says:

    All you people hate her, coz you love ugly boring losers like Carla and Olalla!
    I love Irina, she's stunning and has developed her own career succesfully!
    as I said…haters gonna hate!

    I did a post about this in ONTD-Football and was a huge succes with more than 200 comments! most people find her very attractive!

    • Dee says:

      Agreed, most people on here only like girls who the feel are boring or non threatening in the looks department. So of course Iri would get so much hate. She gorgeous and most girls would kill to look like her. Jealousy is an ugly thing

    • Zahara says:

      irina is extremely attractive, no doubt, but i think carla and olalla are very beautiful too and certainly not boring.

  10. vmj says:

    So I wanted to give this chica the benefit of the doubt, since all i've been hearing about this girl is from what the gossip rags say about her and the wonderful ladies comments on this board. So I sat down and watched her interview with David Letterman and my analysis is in…. she has the personality of a tree stub. I don't know if it's her Russian culture or what, but the girl is so stuck up and she tried to be funny, but the girl's personality is so annoying. When Letterman asked about Cris, she tried to pull the whole "I am Russian and we know how to keep secrets" BS. Ugh… now I wonder what Cris and her talk about? Um…I have nothing, which is probably what their relationship is.

  11. Dee says:

    PS SI has always had hot girls with killer bodies posing like this. Remember Tyra banks anyone? Iri is wearing a push up bra because boobs sell the ussue its for MEN after all. IMO and many others she is too hot for Ronaldo and I agree

  12. Dee says:

    Iri did NOT get this cover because of Cris she was hot in modeling before him and she was close to getting the cover last year. She has success on her own believe me she did NOT need him! Dont be jealous

    • kiolllll says:

      ahahahahahaha..dont make me wanna laugh…nobody knew her before she appeared with CRISTIANO RONALDO. Now she is in Intimissimi, cover of SI, campaigns in everywhere…please okaay…and to confirm this watch the interviews after she got the cover..they all ask her bout CR..

  13. Merel says:

    Stop hating her girls. Jealousy is not becoming. The girl scored SI Swimsuit cover, you'd be happy to be photoshopped to death and look ''fake.''

    • Jenn says:

      Why would anyone be happy to be photoshopped to death? I always thought that 'natural beauty' and looking good in real life was the thing to go for..

  14. Amelia says:

    I couldn't care less about CR and I'm not going to deny that she has a decent body, but I caught her interview on the Today show and it made me want to claw my own eyes out. Her voice grated on my nerves and every two words were "Russia".

    But still, good for her. As long as she doesn't speak, I'll continue to remain indifferent about her.

  15. GracieB says:

    i luv you kickette chicks & your comments. no holds bar!!!

  16. Maria says:

    Personally I don't like her and I think everyone said what I was going to say … & all I have to add is besides photoshop… when you take pictures if you want something to look bigger you put it towards the camara & if you want to look smaller you go away from the camara… at least that is what I have read….

    & for those who care she debuted in SI in 2007 (be4 CR7) and she has been in every issue since so… do I think it help her on the cover maybe … but she has been doing SI every year since 07 … and hey she is the 1st Russian to do that….

    if Irina and CR7 are together or not i don't care… at least they have something in come … it sad… but they do have something in common… they grew up with nothing or very little and they became something… But I don't think long distance realationships work….& right now both are worried about their careers… GOOD LUCK 2 BOTH OF THEM!!!

  17. I love Marco Borri! says:

    She has been in the magazine 5 times before and she finally got the cover. Congrats to her! More people did hear about her when she started dating Ronaldo but she has been a model for a long time. Its not like this is her first time in Sports Illustrated. Her face is stunning. People need to stop hating. Jealous much? I admit I am jealous but I dont hate on her. Many of you who are haters Lack Class. Congrats to Irina! I wish I had her body!

  18. someone who likes films and books says:

    The cover isn't really that appealing. She looks so uncomfortable and dead. But the inside photos are great and way prettier. There's a shot where in she's smiling and obviously having fun. That should have been the cover than this.

  19. someone who likes films and books says:

    She went to Boracay???! I should have stalked her and tell her I love her boyfriend's teammate <3 <3 <3

  20. Lily says:

    I can't believe all the hate towards her. Some of you are so cruel. I am not even afan of Ronaldo but to say the nasty things you guys say about her and her man are just ugly. You guys must be really ugly and I mean on the inside. Be kind for once in your pathetic lives.

  21. Tim says:

    Beautiful!!! Love her! Congrats to Irina!!

  22. rubyqueen says:

    congrats irina.i don't love her but i don't understand all the hate thrown towards her.!!!

  23. Jenny says:

    Wow look at all the the haters with their nasty comments. Geesh some of you need to calm down. What the hell did that girl do to you? Nothing! She wouldnt even admit on the Today show she was dating Ronaldo she doesnt go around saying hey look at who I am dating. Trust me I would tell everyone I was dating him. Give the girl a break. I think she is very beautiful and I am jealous of her body. One of the most beautiful faces on any model I've ever seen. Go girl!! I was happy she got it. I live in the US and most people dont even know anything about international soccer starrs beside David Beckham. I do because I like it but its rare for people to know much in the US. Whenever I mention Ronaldo to my friends they have no idea who I am talking about. Anywho Congrats to Irina!!!

  24. JenNY says:

    I saw this on yahoo's home page. she sounds kind of…… http://tv.yahoo.com/daytime/video/today-gma-regis…

  25. Velli. says:

    Wow. Can't believe the amount of hate Ronaldo & his lady friend gets on here, week in week out. Thing is, half of you would probably love to have her body. Not saying I like her, just don't care that much to spew such awful things about another person. And now Cris is getting more hate cause he flew to NY to be with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. What's so wrong with that? The Christmas issue I get, but this is just nonsense.
    And I don't know if I've missed it or something, but how come the greatest footballer of the last 20 years didn't get a piece on the day of his retirement, but Irina does & gets a ****load of comments (90% of it being pure hate)? Just ridiculous.

    • Rory says:

      I agree 100%. I understand not thinking someone is attractive, but geez, people are SO mean about someone they have no personal knowledge of whatsoever. It's embarrassing. And it perpetuates the way women put eachother down and pit themselves against eachother constantly.

    • Cammie says:

      Nope Maybe Bar or Brookly's body…In candids Irina is flat chested and with no hips..Maybe this is your body ideal, but seriously there are alot of models with better bodies..even without airbrushing and trick poses.

  26. Velli. says:

    Wow. Can't believe the amount of hate Ronaldo & his lady friend gets on here, week in week out. Thing is, half of you would probably love to have her body. Not saying I like her, just don't care that much to spew such awful things about another person. And now Cris is getting more hate cause he flew to NY to be with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. What's so wrong with that? The Christmas issue I get, but this is just nonsense.
    And I don't know if I've missed it or something, but how come the greatest footballer of the last 20 years didn't get a piece on the day of his retirement, but Irina does & gets a shitload of comments (90% of it being pure hate)? Just ridiculous.

  27. @AgnesWonka says:

    She deserves the cover! I mean, look at her body!!!….and those killer eyes!

  28. xoWinnie says:

    i wonder how everyone will react when they break up…

    • Nikki says:

      You mean when she thinks she doesn't need him anymore and dumps him? I'll laugh. Like i laughed when she got the cover.

  29. Devilish-x says:

    I dont know why but something just isn't right about that picture..
    One thing I will never understand is why 'supermodels' have to resort to selling themselves in order to get the covers of magazines or to be classed as 'beautiful'?
    I'd consider the likes of Mrs.Alonso or Mrs.Giggsy way more beautiful than ronaldo's lady,,

  30. Hope says:

    OMFG! Did you see her CNBC interview? Where they flat out ask her if she thinks she got the cover because of CR and said "you don't think I can get it on my own?". No!! No one does!!!

  31. mochara says:

    I didn't know it was possible but I hate her even more now :(

  32. toots says:

    the cover was actually a marketing ploy it gains more fame, the magazine is known in Europe since leaving the name of the CR bound (for this magazine and best known in the U.S., be a model victoria secret world has more impact and bring more fame than a cover of Sports Illustrated) and in turn earn a CR certain fame in the U.S. (see the example and be the NY Post that video is a major newspaper but when you put the picture of CR with Irina posted a photo Ronaldo's Brazilian), seeing that this country so it is not known).
    While the marriage his sister said he was not going to marry this year, has left press statement saying that his mother would not support her (so much since she left her naked in GQ was never seen with his family) so much that his birthday she passed away because the family of CR was in Madrid, and he spoke in a recent interview that he thinks about home and have more children but now it's too early for that. I think if she lied less would be more respected.

  33. toots says:

    I think it's bigger problem is she dating the CR, but she is a big liar. She lied saying he did not know what would be the cover of the magazine and that she posted on Facebook on Friday night that it had received the magazine in her house and own the note said that the revised models already knew that would be the cover.
    The CR was in the audience I doubt if it was not the cover he would be there. I think the dating of them sounds like a deal and just look at pictures of him with his girlfriend and other pictures with her. Maldivian even when both were alone in any photos you see the demonstration of affection and always true when you are together it looks like you're bored.

  34. Maya says:

    I agree she looks trashy shes like pushing up her boobs uhh

  35. Nikki says:

    She has dead eyes. Like Pastasauce. Pretty but just dead inside.

  36. Rosey says:

    I don't really care to look but I remember Whatsherface posing EXACTLY like that in a magazine or two. So classy LOL. No surprise to anyone really. CR might not be as famous in the US as some point out but they want to sell SI worldwide and worldwide he is the most famous out of the other girl's BFs. SI is such a joke now.

  37. belle says:

    soo bad that her boobs are make bigger and much photoshop i think she cute without the big boobs she dont need that

  38. diana says:

    I'm sorry but she looks too trashy to me…lips, breast…everything is so exaggerated.

  39. Mary says:

    Is it just me or does her boobs just look entirely too weird?

  40. Leya_S says:

    Congrats to her.
    I just don't think she's that pretty.
    Should have been Candice Swanapoel (I don't know if that's possible bc I don't know how the models are chosen, but I just love her, she's GORGEOUS).

  41. SoccerrLoverrr says:

    FAIL..that's all i have to say.
    Oh and irina honey, stop squishing your boobs together to make them look big!

  42. Emme says:

    I don't work in the fashion biz, but I am guessing that most of the time, models have to know someone or have to have some sort of relevance at the moment even if it is being a WAG. It's a shame SI chose that photo of Irina for the cover since there a great deal more that were shot of her that would have made a better cover. She looks much better when she is not trying so hard to be sexy and lets herself be more natural. I do miss the SI legends, though. Tyra's cover from a really long time ago was pretty amazing. Very sassy and fun, but still sexy. Anyhow, I have to hand it to the ladies featured in the magazine, especially the ones who were shot in Canada – I cannot imagine wearing a bikini in the freezing cold weather.

  43. mamaly says:

    Pumped-up boobs and pumped-up lips, a real natural beauty !
    Where does he find these bimbo's
    I bet they probably find him.

  44. Lily says:

    I think she looks great, and she's the spokes model for another huge lingerie company, she already did some shoots for sports illustrated that's why she got this one.

    Her foot was already in sports illustrated :) As for Crispy well we all know that he's perfect and if he's that rich and famous he can have any girl he wants and Im guessing that's who he wants

    I wish them luck and hope that they make eachother happy, cause one day they will both be wrinkly and old, and all the tanning and gym won't matter anymore,

  45. IMO says:

    I really don't think she got this cover because of being CR's girlfriend. This would imply that her relationship has elevated her celebrity status in the US but as CR isn't even a celebrity here, that is unlikely. Ask any random person on the streets of the US and I it's extremely unlikely that they will have any idea who he is! I think she looks great on the cover, even if she has been gifted with a computer enhanced boob job. :p

    • JenNY says:

      i don't know, most of the people that I know (where I'm from) knows who Cristiano is. They may not follow his sport, but they know who he is. Plus, SI wanted an international attention, and why not use one-of-the-biggest-footballers-in-the-world's girlfriend.

  46. Crackers says:

    Cristiano's STILL with her? (must be love……or something? If it's for PR, cut it out already, children- no one is fooled!)

    I wonder if CR7 is enough of a big deal in the US to warrant his girlfriend making the cover- football isn't so popular there, is it? I'd have thought it was more to do with Kanye West being her new best friend or biggest fan or something, he takes a fancy to the oddest things.

    • lila says:

      He is very popular in the US,they refer to her as cristiano ronaldo's hot girlfriend and all the talk show hosts today kept asking her about their relationship but she said she is russian they know how to keep secrets.

    • D0li says:

      since the paris hilton and kim kardashian thing he has been popular in the US. Which is interesting.. now people only consider Irina as Cristiano's Russian girlfriend which is kidna pathetic.

    • YoullNeverWalkAlone says:

      He's popular in the US as in the people know who he is, but he's more famous, I think, for being linked with Kim Kardashian than he is for being a footballer.

  47. Rory says:

    Ladies, it's this kind of girl on girl hatred that brings everyone down. Why are women SO frickin mean to eachother? It's ridiculous. And how many of you out there would be comfortable posting a picture of yourself in a bikini up on a billboard in Times Square? I'm just saying, unless this Irina girl has physically harmed or wronged you, leave it alone. She's a pretty girl with a banging body and she is on the cover of a magazine. Big deal, if you don't like it, don't look at it.

    • Wow says:

      They hate her, because she's not playing step mother right now! Scary!

    • MadridistaJenn says:

      I understand what you're saying, but for some reason or other, Irina is extremely polarizing. If you think she has a nice body, you better say she has a nice body for a troll/demon or call her fake and say that she's shallow and vapid. Its simply mob mentality.
      I don't love her, but I think she looks great and that's what sells magazines. I hope to look like when I put on my bikini this summer. Congrats to her.

    • Cammie says:

      No people don't like her because she very shallow and vapid, I like PLENTY of models with better bodies then, this…Like Emanuela De Paula for example, Irina is always making generalizations of Russina Women.."Russian Women are Dangerous", "Russian Women love money". Far as her playing Step-Mom, that fact the she felt is okay for him to leave his son on X-Mas to be with her shows her selfishness, she doesn't have to play Step-MOM, but she needs she is more important then the baby. Irina is using Cris Soley for PR..is that okay. So because Iam not happy that she was able to make her breast look bigger by pushing them out on a Men's Magazine cover that her BF fame got her..makes me jealous or hater..Haaa..Okay yeah. I prefer Brooklyn Decker's body in the mag, she is naturally big chested without having pushout her breast with her arms. Also if a person is tall and Skinny, seems to a more value quality in society then if they have a good personality. Iam glad the girls on this site aren't turned on by a shallow, selfish personality.

  48. Cammie says:

    Jessica White ..High Fashion…when…Naomi Campbell, Chanel Iman are high Fashion Black models.. Jessica White has modeled for Rocawear, she is more of a commerical model…..Jessica has a makeup contract, but Celebs like Jessica Alba have that..and Shouldn't Jessica be pissed all those yrs in SI, but she didn't date someone famous enough to get a cover.

    Brooklyn and Bar did make the cover because of who they were dated, but did they call the razzies among other things Irina 's agent has done, largely people don't like Ms. JokerSmile is becasue of her Shallow personallity, and it has never been so Obvious in IMO…Suddenly Irina is getting All this work in Spain, Cris hometown and now a SI cover,

    But how far can a person go if their Career is based on a guy, all her headlines..Say Cristiano Ronaldo's GF SI cover, do you Karl Lagerfeld or Vogue editors are impressed with that..
    SI is a Men's Magazine, just a little bit higher then Maxim.

    • cjs says:

      last time i checked chloe, oscar de la renta & marc jacobs were all high fashion and all places she's walked the runway for… might want to check your facts :)

    • dontaskmetosmile says:

      I don't get it when people say that the girls get the covers because of who they're dating. Both Brooklyn and Irina have been in the swimsuit issue FIVE years before they both got the cover (Bar for three years), so no one can say they haven't earned it. And, I already said this in another comment of mine, I don't understand how the fact that they're dating someone famous will translate into more sales & publicity for the issue. The issue already gets a TON of press, even without the famous covergirl boyfriend/hubby. Besides, I don't think any guy will buy the issue just because it's Leo Di Caprio's/Andy Roddick's girlfriend/wife is on the cover. Guys don't think that way. As long as they see a hot chick in front, they're sold. They DON'T care if she's Cristiano Ronaldo's WAG. I doubt half of American guys even know who Cristiano Ronaldo is.

    • dontaskmetosmile says:

      And, no. SI is in no way similar to Maxim. The Swimsuit Issue, maybe. But it comes out once a year as a special issue. The rest of the issues have actual (mainly MALE) athletes on the cover and are full of sports articles & analysis. Pick up the magazine first or go to their website at least before you make that comparison. Uggggh.


  49. Crackers says:

    Honestly, I think she says stupid things but SI does pay attention to who's shagging whom, look at some of their past swimsuit issue girls- Bar Refaeli (Leonardo DiCaprio), Brooklyn Decker (Andy Roddick) and now Irina. That photograph isn't flattering, seriously they couldn't do better?

    She's got a face that's very different from most Russian high-fashion models, but this cover just makes her look like a clownfaced, too-pouty version of (GORGEOUS) Mila Kunis*. Though I suppose I shouldn't assume all girls from the former Soviet nations look alike, since Mila is Ukrainian.

    * does anyone remember That 70s Show?

  50. *Maylea* says:

    Don't know about her boobs (or photoshopped) or whatever… but she's a beauiful girl and I like the cover!
    She's so lucky to have Cristiano! They make a gorgeous couple :)

  51. Jenn says:

    True, he looks happy but I think she often looks kinda pissed off/annoyed or she's looking at her cell phone on almost every pic of them together, idk it's just weird sometimes xD But when he travels all the way to NY to spend one day with her this might be serious.

    • Maria! says:

      yeah but he always liked to go to the states whenever he had time!! i don't know but as u said their pics r weird if they r in love u would see pics of them kissing thats what CR used to do whenever he was with his gfs :pp

  52. suzie says:

    Congrats to her, I think she looks great and I bet Cris does too.

  53. dontaskmetosmile says:

    I know everyone thinks she got this because she's dating Cristiano, I'm not really sure how true that can be. While the profile of football IS increasing in the US, I don't think it's increased enough to land Ronaldo's GF on the cover of the SI swimsuit edition. Besides, I don't think those who buy the swimsuit edition will care if the covergirl is some popular athlete's girlfriend, unless maybe we were talking about Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. And increasing popularity or not, Ronaldo is no Tom Brady in the US, and Irina is surely no Gisele.


    • Crackers says:

      I did wonder about that, "soccer" is getting more popular in the US and Cris is well-known, but big enough to get her the SI cover?

      And as for Tom and Gisele, she's def. more famous than him, especially outside the US- she was a Victoria's Secret Angel and a supermodel years before she even met him. In contrast, people who don't follow American football (like me) probably didn't even know who he was before they hooked up (we would, though, have heard of Leonardo DiCaprio, her ex). But Gisele's rep is all her own- if it was really all about dating a famous guy, Bar Refaeli would be the hottest thing in fashion, and well, she isn't.

      • vicky:v says:

        I bet that most people know who cristiano is and have no idea who tom brady is. American Football is only popular in the US, SI is a worldwide magazine so it make sense that they would pick his girlfriend. Football is the most popular sport in the world!

        • dontaskmetosmile says:

          Again, no. Sorry, but Sports Illustrated is mainly an American sports magazine. Look their past covers. They've mainly featured American football, basketball or baseball. Even University/High School football/basketball gets more regular coverage than our type of football. They only times that "soccer" would get a cover was for the World Cup, and even then, it would be for special World Cup preview editions, and not for the regular issues. The only exception in recent history was David Beckham's move to the LA Galaxy and even that was ages ago. Please check your facts before you make broad statements like these.

  54. Fili says:

    I loved the cover, congrats Irina and I hope you and Cris had a good valentines day in NY :)

  55. beri says:

    "major inspiration for those of the toned and tanned who dream of riding on the coattails of their rich, famous and well-gelled other halves". Genius line there Kickettes and in fact, it still has me laughing.

    You know what I'm not surprised she got it and it's obvious her dating him has something to do with it. She isn't the first woman to get a career boost from her bf and she certainly won't be the last. I think the fact that he showed up in NY for V-Day and for what is no doubt one of the biggest things in her "career" says to me that this is serious. Marriage serious…I'm not quite sure, but here's hoping if it gets that far that he doesn't get burnt.

    Ah well, what do I care….that's his problem! I'm over these two….

  56. Elisa says:

    Eh, I don't hate her. That said, I don't like her either. She's just kind of some thin person with strange lips who's been following CRon around. Cristiano is a big boy. He chose to get into this relationship. If she's using him just to get press, he'll have to deal with the consequences.

    Also, just a fact check. I realize that this might be unpopular, but a lot of people are making it out to sound as though she was barely working before they started dating. She booked major Guess and Armani campaigns long before she met Ronaldo. They only started dating last year. This doesn't mean that I like her or that I think she's intelligent or anything, but the girl has established her career largely on her own.

  57. Maria! says:

    Well she is very lucky ,she is having all her dreams come true which is a sure result of the MIX of clever irina & stupid CR =/ he had only 2 off days & he didn't find it important to go to portugal & enjoy some wondrful time with his son instead he went to NY & even they say he was near the letterman show !!
    anyway Congrats :pp

  58. Nihaal28 says:

    She’s gorgeous why do people hate her

  59. pooky says:

    Well, I would taser a kitten for her body, but I prefer my sexuality-challenging SI cover girls to be a little, well, prettier in the face. On the plus side, if this gets her more work in the states, CR7 might trade her in for something a little classier and baby Cris Jr. may yet end up with a step mom worthy of the name. Oh, who am I kidding?!!

  60. Baby Lily says:

    She is the most stunning woman ever!
    I screamed so loud when I saw this cover first time!
    I mean obviously she is the hottest woman alive and I am so happy her and Cristiano will (according to rumors) marry soon!!!
    She is like the only supermodel out of all famous wags right? I bet people who hate her just hate her because they want to be her!

    • Cara says:

      I'd rather stick pins in my eyes then be here thanks.

    • Jenn says:

      His sister said they're not going to marry soon. They don't even live together, why would they get married now? A 1-year-relationship might be long for Cris but marriage doesn't have to come that early.

      • Baby Lily says:

        His sister is not him, yes?
        Some russian magazines reported that her family is very excited about her wedding!!!
        And they do live together everytime she comes to Madrid! She is a supermodel so she is wanted everywhere and has to travel a lot. That's why they don't spend so much time together…

        • Jenn says:

          I'd rather believe his sister than some russian magazine. Living together is something else than staying at his house every 6 weeks when she visits him to me at least and don't even get me started on the 'supermodel' thing. For me she isn't a supermodel but I won't discuss this any further now.

    • Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

      Thank you she's gorgeous, haters to the left hahaha

    • Ashley says:

      Baby Lily I agree with you SHE IS STUNNING AND SHE DESERVED IT. I loved the cover, congrats Irina and I hope you and Cris had a wonderful VD and I can't wait for the wedding.:)

  61. MadridistaJenn says:

    Call her a social climber, star chaser, gold digger, shallow, overly photoshopped, but she looks nice. I don't love her or hate her enough to find invisible flaws in a nice picture.

  62. Cammie says:

    SI is getting slack.. we can all guess the cover before hand, just look to the model dating the most famous guy…Come on SI get more creative

  63. Sergz says:

    Her eyes are scaru

    • Sergz says:


      • Cara says:

        They've photoshopped the colour. Normally green now they look Yellowish..

        What havent S.I photoshopped? Thats right her personality because there wasnt one for starters!

        • Sergz says:

          Why would they photoshop her eyes if her natural eye colour is green? Green eyes are gorgeous! She just looks like a vampire here.

          • Cara says:

            Dont ask me lol, I'm not S.I.

            They are normally green like cats eyes but look yellow in these. Twlight fans perhaps?

  64. Cammie says:

    Surprise, Surprise..Right…

    Si swimwear has been following Cris on Twitter for mths…

    All of the last covers Girls except Marisa Miller, dated Famous actors or athletes, so it's not about having a good pic, it's about Who you are shagging…

    SI is a good Coup commerical modeling wise, but

    Brooklyn, Marisa, Bar, Veronica Vareokva….are not considered High Fashion, not one has had a Vogue Cover, they don't want in High Fashion shows.. Models Like Gisele, Alessandra, Adriana who do Swimwear, stay away from SI..I wonder why..

    They did airbrush/push out her chest, I just saw those Maldives pics and her breast look flat…

    From Nobody model to cover galore just by who you sleep with..
    Cris come on…are you a modeling agent or are you looking for a nice girlfriend who truly cares about you and your son..

    Can Jokersmile get any major work on her own…is my question?

    Honestly Iam mad at Cris because Iam tired of this shallow, nose touching lip woman, and because of him she is every well…

    • cjs says:

      i am going to have to respectfully disagree with you…

      high fashion models are in the current SI swimsuit issue, for example anne vyalitsyna, jessica white, hilary rhoda, so obviously high fashion models do appear in the swimsuit issue…

      oh and it's been mentioned that this is the 4th or 5th time irina has been in the swimsuit issue and not to mention met CR7 on an armani campaign, so clearly she was able to make bookings before she met him.

      and as someone else said below, lean in and push your arms into your boobs and see what happens, instant push up… oh and guess what, 99% of all pictures in magazines are airbrushed, nothing new there…

      as i said below, i would imagine part of the reason she's on the cover is because she is dating CR7, which can be said about brooklyn & bar, as you said, but what is the difference between her having doors open for her in her profession (which she was a model way before meeting CR7) than coleen, alex, melanie slade, and all the other non-famous before boyfriends/husbands WAGS?

      oh and full disclosure, i am not a CR7 fan at all…. i agree with NinaNoir, he's like the portuguese "the situation" from jersey shore.

      • missbubbles says:

        finally, someone with common sense…why are people in here hating her? she was successful model way before she met him…and i cannot believe people are spiting on her cause of her looks, at least shes not full of plastic…and considering photoshoped covers, name one magazine who does not do it….

        for me, she is pretty and sexy and living/earning on her own….which is better than colleen, alex and all other wags with so called career….and considering comment what could two of them possibly talk about – well he aint actually nobel prize winner in science either

    • Sergz says:

      Just want to say that Tyra Banks was on the SI cover

    • Summer says:

      Yes I also have already seen this article and when I saw this photo I've immediately realized that the thing was strange…

      • Barca 55 says:

        yes but here in this photo she has a wonder bra………
        omg these poeple are really gullible.. :)

    • Deb Stimson says:

      she does not look pretty at all in that pic, imo. And yeah…they photoshopped more than just a little for the SI cover. :O

  65. Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

    Okay I must be missing something here because this GIRL IS GORGEOUS, like seriously stunning.

    • Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

      minus me all you like people, shes well GORGEOUS, hatersssss hahahaha

      • Lily says:

        I agree 100% she's absolutely flawless, except for when she talks lol go watch her interview on the Today show….

        • Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

          Jst watched it on YT, yeah less talking more modelling for this girl, btw its the 1st time iv heard her speak eek O_O.

          • Lily says:

            haha yea exactly! It's like Beckham he's like the most gorgeous man but once you hear him speak your like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???


            • Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

              U aint lying gurllll, the first time i heard Becks speak i was like sayyyyyyy waaaaat?? lol, their voices and bodies dont go together looool

    • I agree. She is pretty in an exotic kind of way.

  66. NinaNoir says:

    They make perfect sense. She's just like Cristiano, that's an amazing body, but the face not so much… Eeeeexactly like Cris.

  67. MH from NH says:

    ick. Tyra could out-model her any day. any day.

  68. Maribel says:

    WOW, so many HATERS out there today! I know I'll get a million "thumbs down", but none of us knows her or Cris. If they're happy together, let them be. It doesn't affect your life one bit. And if she wasn't considered a legitimate model before, she certainly will be now. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but I've never been personally offended by any SI cover and I'm not now either. And for the photoshopping, she didn't do it herself. EVERY picture you see in a mag is photoshopped! Get over it.

    • Jenn says:

      Yes every pic is photoshopped but some need more photoshop than others and she’s one of those. When you see her on pics on the red carpet she looks totally different than on her photos!

    • Jenn says:

      Yes every photo nowadays is photoshopped but some need more photoshop than others and she's one of them. I don't think photoshop is bad when you remove a few 'imperfections' but to give someone a whole new body and face? No way. And this happened here. She looks totally different on red carpet shots and all that.

  69. Denisea says:

    Ok now CR, she's had her 15mins of fame, time to rotate and date another fame seeker.

  70. Liz says:

    Shocker! Not. We all knew this was coming. I think its funny she suddenly got big boobs lol. And again CR has time off and leaves his child. Really looking bad CR.

    • SANA says:

      i also though the same liz. I´m cery angry that he can take time for this slut but not for his child

      • Lane says:

        Erm…why does he need to spend all his vacation with his kid when he can spend everyday after practice when he gets home with him? What, he shouldn't take a day to see he's girlfriend who lives on the other side of the world for valentine's day, but should be by his kid's side every hour of every waking day?

  71. Susan says:

    I understand the whole thing now. She seriously resembles Pastasauce in this picture. Cris starts dating her shortly after losing the Sara bet to Iker in the locker room. It might not take a rocket scientist on this one…

    • Crackers says:

      Ahahaha good catch!

      But at least Sara keeps her clothes on….and had the sense not to date CRon (I respect his football skills but his love life is a joke).

  72. cjs says:

    i think she is really very pretty… especially since she is so different than other russian models around these days, she has an exotic look to her and i think in the pictures i have seen of her where she is not posed she looks just as pretty. i agree with kc95, i don't think she really says much about dating CR7, but i do think dating him has opened a lot of doors for her, but so what….the same could be said for coleen, alex, etc.

    • kc95 says:

      Honestly, who wouldn't date Cristiano Ronaldo?
      He's rich, an amazing soccer star, and gorgeous. Plus we have no idea what he's really like… he could be totally sweet.
      I love her gypsy russian look, it's nice to see.

      • Crackers says:

        He seems like a sweet guy when he's around the Madrid cantera, they keep saying he's super sweet and encouraging to the younger players and is professional too. He just seems to have no luck with his love life, is all.

    • Winnie Mata says:

      lol you made a perfect point, but completely ruined it by stating that she is "very pretty".
      i feel for ya honey, because you're completely right! but for now, let the barrage of thumbs downs begin!

  73. dontaskmetosmile says:

    What is going on with SI's swimsuit edition covers? For this year's and last's I saw pictures of the covergirls that are much, much better than the ones they put on the cover. It's like they're just going for the boobs with this pic and with Brooklyn Decker's half-on/half-off top last year.

    She's not my favorite of the SI models, I find Hilary Rhoda and Brooklyn much, much prettier than Irina (I have nothing against her, I don't follow her and Cristiano's relationship). But I guess it's not pretty they're selling.


  74. kc95 says:

    I mean totally striking. And I don't know about you, but it's called a push up bra, putting your hands to push your boobs out and photoshop.
    I can't get that your ragging on HER for being photoshopped. It's not actually her choice so cool it.
    Sure she's not the curviest chick, and I think Bar is prettier than her, but whatever.
    And I trust her and Cristiano cause she doesn't talk about him non stop even though thats all mags want to talk to her about.

    • Maribel says:

      I agree…I don't love her, but geez, people are so mean b/c of jealousy. It's really not hard to make small boobs appear bigger with the right bra, positioning, etc. And people act like no other model on the planet has EVER done that before. Ridiculous. It wouldn't matter if she was the most flawless woman on the planet, b/c she is with Cris and she is successful, people will hate her. And if she wasn't successful, people would hate her too. Anyway, she has the last laugh b/c she is dating CR and now she is in an elite group of models who have made it onto the SI cover.

      • Jenn says:

        Elite group of models? Appearing in Vogue on a regular basis, that might be the elite group of models not some swimwear magazine.

        • Maribel says:

          Getting the cover of SI is not just "some swim wear magazine", but I think you know that. Also, getting a Vogue cover used to be a big deal, but when was the last time a model got one? It's all actresses now. And not always good ones. And frankly, by putting Kristin Stewart on it, it has lost ALL of its luster to me.

          • Jenn says:

            I meant High Fashion magazines are more important than some swimwear magazines. Even the 'famous' underwear models don't pose for SI so it's not that important to supermodels. And there are a lot of models on the Vogue cover. I was talking about Vogue in general, editorials, that stuff. Not only the cover. And Vogue still is THE magazine to be in as a supermodel.

      • Cammie says:

        The reason she doesn't talk about him non-stop is because it with end the relationship,, thus her PR would be gone.. but her people call the Razzies..so that is much worse in my opinion.Her agent play a major role in what she does with this great PR opportunity called a relationship.

  75. Jenn says:

    Sorry this is not a 'coup' for her, it's PR, nothing more. She didn't get it because she's 'hot' (I don't think she's that outstanding and this photo is so over-photoshopped, no natural beauty at all) she only got it because she's dating him. That's such an awful photo to begin with anyway, this soft-porn-pose, squeezing her boobs like crazy. She's not a supermodel. She's some golddigger who removes her clothes whenever she can. This whole 'relationship' is such an PR thing. She needed a boost for her 'career' because she now reached a age where you have to get that, otherwise you can just stop 'modelling' and he kinda uses it to get some fame in the US aswell since he was there on Monday for the cover revealing. I can't wait for this to be over so I don't have to see her ugly fake frog-lips visage everywhere anymore.

  76. Barca 55 says:

    there is a photo of them made in the maledives and her boobs are looking waaaayyyy smaller
    that cover doesnt look natural at all
    it is ridiculous how she tries to squash her boobs together
    and yeah susana 10000% photoshopped!!!!!
    besides she had an lip enhancement!!!

    • Sergz says:

      The right side of her upper lip is bigger than the left one… That can't be natural, right? xD

  77. Tricia says:

    Just for comparison I flipped through past SI swim suit covers (http://nyp.st/guK0zE) going back to the 80s. This is definitely one of the more "boobtastic" covers ever. Normally, the covers feature a very athletic body, not just the biggest boobs on the beach. And usually the swimsuit is a lot more interesting as well. And the best models project some personality as well as sensuality. So in conclusion, I'd probably agree that the CR7 effect is at work here. So, that's a half hour of my life gone, and besides that conclusion, all I'm left with is a general pissed-off feeling that I'm not in the Caribbean.

  78. Why do you all hate her!? I don't have an opinion of her, so I just want to know.

    • Jenn says:

      I think many don't like her because she was a nobody before she started dating Cris and now she pretends to be a supermodel because she appeared in some magazines. Or at least it's the reason why I dislike her (I wouldn't call it hate, it's a strong word, I just don't like her). She just seems fake I think.

    • Missy Manchester says:

      Let's go back in time …shall we? When little Irina Shaykhlislamova won the Chelyabinsk beauty pageant at age 18. That's when she decided to become a "supermodel". Unfortunately, Miss Chelyabinsk was a few years off the supermodel pace. (Most models are well on their way to stardom by the age of 16.) She had a few small photo shoots but it wasn't until 2010 that she really started snagging the covers. So what happened last year that all of a sudden made a 25-year-old print model with a long nose a hot commodity? Hmmm. Could it be that she met CRon?? YES! That's it!

      Having your career take off because you met somebody famous is not in itself reason to dislike her. But when she said the following in a Modelinia interview just months before coincidentally meeting CRon…it's hard not to see her as a gold-digging opportunist.

      Q: What is your biggest dream for your career in modeling?
      Modeling is a highly unpredictable and unstable business, I want to be sure of my future.

      When I read about women like Sylvie VDV and Mamen Sanz…it just reminds me how silly women like Irina Shayk and Alex Gerrard are.

      • Cammie says:

        Yeah, if she seemed like a nice person, I won't really bother that her career was made by him…I mean that's the case with Bar and Brooklyn, but I like them because they seem like nice girls..Not this russian woman

    • Cammie says:

      I dislike her because she has made the most shallowest comments of any model ever and because she seems to think his son comes 2nd to her. She is fine with him leaving his son for X-Mas or Leaving a newborn so he can be with her in NY. It's not all her fault ,but a decent woman won't of went on vacation with him and said….Spend time with her child…Not me..

      Also it's known that her people are milking this relationship..calling the razzies etc..

      Gisele may be a top model but she seems to care for Tom Brady's Child.. and Bar has never made shallow comments and I doubt she calls the razzies…

      I dislike her smile too, she looks like the Joker when she smiles..lips touching the nose..Gross..

      Her SI Cover isn't bad, but whether she wasn't dating Cris or not…Her personality sucks..

  79. Susana says:

    When did she get boobs? A totally photoshopped chest there, Irina Fayk. Whatever happened to the Christie Brinkleys, Elle Mcphersons, and Cindy Crawfords? They didn't need to be retouched to death and they were 100 times more beautiful than the silicone robots SI is choosing now. In my opinion, the "coup" of landing this cover has dropped to the basement level where you would find this digger located. I imagine their relationship will "suffer from distance" (translation: I don't need him anymore) now that she gotten what she wanted. The photo really should have been of her with her legs in the air…I think that's probably her best talent.
    She has definitely played her cards right (translation: used Cristiano) and no doubt will tell the entire world tonight on David Letterman "how sexxxxy I ammm, Devvvvv!"
    Ickkkk. Next.

    • Jenn says:

      'I imagine their relationship will "suffer from distance"' exactly. She even gets her apartment in NY redesigned so that doesn't sound like she's moving to Madrid too soon. Healthy relationship, eh.

      • Winnie Mata says:

        or lack of substance…like seriously what DO they talk about?
        i would love to know!

        • Jenn says:

          Or HOW do they talk? They're both not the best at english xD Or does the skank speak spanish/portuguese?

    • Elisa says:

      The way she's posed (which is super awkward, btw) is purposefully pushing her chest together, making them look bigger. I bet there was some photoshop on top of that.

    • Crackers says:

      She has a pretty big chest for a model anyway, but there is totally Photoshop work on top of that. Every single magazine pic of a girl in skimpies seems to be 'enhanced' these days, even if the girl is already busty (look at Katy Perry on the cover of Rolling Stone).

    • SoccerrLoverrr says:

      Your comment is to the POINT.
      LOOL at 'irina fayk'

    • Dameli says:

      She doesn't need Cristiano to be famous. She was like that before she even met him!

      • Liz says:

        On what plant was she famous before CR?

        • Baby Lily says:

          It's her 5th year as SI regular model
          She was face of Intimissimi for God knows how many seasons
          She also was a face of Guess and did appear in VS catalogue
          Don't forget about Armani Exchange.
          Also was on the cover of magazines like Ocean Drive and GQ (before everybody knew she's CR's girlfriend)
          Oh! Appeared in Ryan Leslie's music video 'Diamond Girl' after which he composed a song 'I-R-I-N-A'
          So she was famous before him. She would've gotten the cover anyways!

          • Liz says:

            You keep thinking she would have gotten it. If she wasn't dating CR IMO it would have gone to the girl who's BF just won the Super Bowl. And that is GQ S. Africa. Not GQ America. And Ocean Drive came out after they were first seen together if I remember correctly. If she is the superstar people think then why did it take her 5 years? And then she gets it the same year she is dating a world famous athlete. Doesn't take a lot of common sense to see why she got it

          • Susana says:

            Who is Ryan Leslie? hahahahaha The girl appeared in a Kanye video, one of the most reviled men in America. She's ickkk.

    • Liz says:

      She posted on her FB about getting a 3D tv (before Monday) which none of the other girls said anything about so that was her "you got the cover" gift so she had to have known before hand. I think this whole secret thing is just BS. That is why CR was there. I think he wouldn't have been at the Late Show otherwise. Maybe in NYC but he wouldn't have gone to the show. People knew before hand.

    • gaelle says:

      go buy a push up bra then put your arms like she has and ask someone to Photoshop it and see the effect.

  80. Missy Manchester says:

    Useless. Vapid. Spacewasting. Or if you're too lazy to type that…one word will do —> Irina

    (What has Sylvie and Mamen Sanz been up to? Surely their lives are a lot more interesting than Tartelina's)

  81. SANA says:

    LOL without cristiano iri would be nowhere and doing some small photoshoots. CR made her career in the couple of month bigger and the damn golddigger know it. She is also using cris and hwen she finds somthing better she move on.

    • Andreya says:

      Haha its so sad you and all the other haters don't even have useful hate to put out here, its all bullshit, you girls must damn ugly as F, i bet you all cry infront of the mirror. Irina is one of the worlds most beautiful women, and she is prettier without any makeup and photoshop.

      Cris is way under her level, and so is SI