Saturday, February 19

Irina Shayk : 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl

Irina Shayk: 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girlRussian supermodel Irina Shayk, girlfriend of soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo, is this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl. Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, wept with delight when she was revealed as the 2011 covergirl for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. Shayk cried tears of joy as the cover was revealed on The Late Show with David Letterman. She was accompanied on the show by a group of other swimsuit models, but only one could nab the coveted spot. Shayk was pictured laughing and wiping away her tears after the TV host made the shocking announcement.

“To be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a dream come true. We Russians, you know, we know all the secrets, but I didn’t know I was landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and it was so surprising to me. I was in shock; I was crying,” she said.

Shayk beat heavy favourite Brooklyn Decker to the coveted covergirl spot.


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