Drumroll please…and the coveted cover model spot in this year’s swimsuit edition goes to…da-da-dum: 24-year-old Irina Shayk. Irina hails from a small village in Russia that is so small, it’s not on most maps!OK! GALLERY: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MODEL GENEVIEVE MORTON JOINS BLACK EYED PEAS FOR SUPER BOWL BLOWOUT
Although Irina has appeared in every Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition since 2007, this is the first time she’s appeared on the cover, says the New York Post. Since the annual issue hits newsstands today, last night ten models appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to read a Top Ten swimsuit-related list.
Irina’s in good company since former SI cover models include Brooklyn Decker, Anna V, Hilary Rhoda and Jessica White. And to all the drooling guys out there, according to The Post, Irina’s taken. She’s dating Portugese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.