Model Irina Shayk, a Russian bombshell and the girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, has been revealed as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model.
The Russian-born, 25-year-old learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman's show that she won the coveted spot based on a photo shoot months ago in Hawaii. She's been in the wildly popular issue five times before.
"There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be," Shayk said. "And then I saw it, and I couldn't believe it."
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