It will come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with the Russian-born model’s work that Irina Shayk is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 cover girl in this year’s edition of the iconic bikini magazine.
In what promises to be one of their most successful editions ever, the bewilderingly beautiful model is front and center on the new cover with a sizzling picture taken during a Hawaiian photoshoot from a few months ago. As is the custom with the magazine’s annual release, however, the world only learned that Irina Shayk is the Sports Illustrated 2011 cover model a scant few hours before its release on February 15th, 2011. Check out the attached gallery to see some the awesome new cover and some of Irina’s incredible past work.
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