‘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…
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