Happy Birthday to Russian supermodel Irina Shayk! The girlfriend of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo turns 26 years old today. What’s the latest news surrounding the brunette beauty?
Shayk is the February 2012 cover girl for UK’s Esquire Magazine and if you haven’t seen the photos, well, let’s just say they are sizzling! While the supermodel says in an interview with Esquire that she would never pose for Playboy, Shayk does appear sans a top in one of the several smokin’ pics that appear in the mag. She can be seen simply covering her breasts with her arms. Check out a full gallery here. As far as appearing in Hef’s mag, she says, “I would never do Playboy. Yes, I am a lingerie model, but I have class. Playboy offered me so much money last year. I was like: “No. Way.” Alright Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer did it. Bu they did it at the end of their career and it was classy. I think of myself as a cover girl. But I would never do some kind of cheesy magazine.’
I suppose after calling Playboy “cheesy”, they won’t be asking her to appear in their mag any longer, eh?
And what about the rumor last year of she and Ronaldo getting engaged on Valentine’s Day? Will she be walking down the aisle in 2012? It’s unclear when or if the nuptials will take place, but a friend close to the couple has said that Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores, would like the two to wed in Funchal, Ronaldo’s hometown in Portugal. Dolores is helping care for Cristiano’s son, who was born in July of 2010. The identity of the baby’s mother has never been revealed, and she reportedly was paid a hefty sum for her silence.
What do you think of Irina’s Esquire photoshoot? Leave me your comments below. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Irina!
Enjoy the pics!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Dan Jackman/Lia Toby/HRC/PNP/DJDM/Sean Thorton/Judy Eddy