‘I’m Not Afraid Of Hard Work’

30-year-old model Irina Shayk doesn’t take her suc­cess for granted. We’re a lit­tle obsessed with Bradley Cooper’s beau…

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Abrowse through Irina Shayk’s CV and we re­alise just how far the for­mer mar­ket­ing stu­dent from Rus­sia has come. In just 10 years she’s gone from swimwear model to Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret An­gel to su­per­model to ac­tress. Oh, and don’t get us started on her Hol­ly­wood squad (she’s BFFS with Chrissy Teigen and Pené­lope Cruz, FYI) and, er, the small mat­ter of the A-list’s most de­sired man, her beau Bradley Cooper, hang­ing off her arm for the past year or so.

But mod­el­ling is still her first love and now she’s fronting the new cam­paign for In­timis­simi – the lin­gerie brand that launched her ca­reer back in 2007. Nat­u­rally, we wanted all the gos­sip about her in­cred­i­ble life and luck­ily, she was most oblig­ing… Hi Irina. How does it feel to be back on set with In­timis­simi? My most pow­er­ful mem­ory re­lat­ing to In­timis­simi is the day I first learned that I was con­firmed for the cam­paign back in 2007. I was new in the busi­ness, so for me, be­com­ing a face of the brand was a huge op­por­tu­nity. Lin­gerie is ex­tremely im­por­tant for a woman. It makes you feel like a queen. How have you changed since you first started in the in­dus­try? My life has changed a lot. I’m blessed to have [a great team] and I’m happy to have the best job in the world! What re­mains is my strong at­tach­ment to fam­ily and friends. I still have the same pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. Whatõs your must-have lin­gerie item? The per­fect bra is key – if you have great lin­gerie, you feel con­fi­dent and sexy. Youõre con­sid­ered one of the sex­i­est women in the world. How does that feel? I think that real beauty is what you have in­side. I be­lieve that ev­ery woman is beau­ti­ful in her own unique way. You turned 30 in Jan­uary. How did you cel­e­brate? I’m not a big fan of birth­days. I didn’t

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