The Russian-born beauty was revealed today as the coveted model chosen to grace the cover and even she didn’t know the news until right before the announcement was made.
“Nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be,” an excited Shayk, 25, told the AP following the announcement. “And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it.”
The bikini-clad model has been dating Cristiano Ronaldo
There are over 50 photos of the brunette beauty on the Sports Illustrated website but we chose handpicked these ones to feature in our post.
No particular reason but we thought you’d like these ones best…
Click here to see if Irina beat out Kim Kardashian in Manolith’s Battle of the Beauties!
*Click photos to enlarge