Irina Shayk has risen to the top of the modeling profession.
The 25-year old Russian is this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover girl, an honor she first discovered herself yesterday at a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman.
"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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This marks Shayk's first appearance on the cover of the iconic issue.
The girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, she starred in Kanye West's “Power” music video last year and follows in the gorgeous footsteps of Brooklyn Decker, who cover this same SI edition in 2010.