I think of myself as a cover girl. But I would never do some kind of cheesy magazine.
– Irina Shayk
Stay away from the sun and remember the skin on a woman’s neck, hands and face is sensitive and ages easily, so apply a high SPF sunscreen on those areas.
When I grew up, my role model was my grandma because she’s just the best.
If you’re with someone, it’s because you’re moving in the same direction, and you both are looking for the same thing. Both of you have to share the same concept of what a relationship means.
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
Actually, I wanted to become a journalist, but no matter who I imagined myself to be in the future, somehow I was sure: I would leave my hometown. I felt it was my destiny.
This is my favorite area in New York – the West Village is the heart of New York. I could never move somewhere else.
Even if you have some extra kilos, you don’t need to kill yourself for that; you just have to look at yourself as a positive.
I hate morning workout; I’m a night person more. But it’s good to work out in the mornings because then you can have all day free.
A lot of people think that to make it as a model you just need to be pretty and slim, but they’re wrong. There’s a lot of hard work involved. You have to be very focused, know what kind of work you’re aiming for.
In the morning, I always use a cube of ice on my face – it gives me a natural lift.
After school, my sister and I helped our mom in the garden. We grew potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes – not for fun, but to eat.
I don’t know how many kids I am going to have, but definitely I am one of those women who wants to have family and kids.
Of course I prefer to be with someone, but with the right someone.
I’m in hotel rooms most of the time, and it can be hard to find a hotel with a nice gym. It was important for me to have a workout I could do in my room.
I don’t spend a lot of money on clothes, which is weird because I am a fashion model, but when it comes to the new collections coming out, I am just praying designers send it to me for free.
I’m not a fan of soccer, for sure not.
I’ve felt ugly and insecure.
If you want to eat chocolate or cakes, you have to eat it in the morning, for breakfast or lunch – don’t eat it in the night.
In my business, you should be very strong in mind. You have to be sure about yourself and about your work and your career, and you have to be strong inside because so many people come around and try to say bad things about you.
I’m really grateful to my fans – to all the people who support me.
All women have insecurities and bad times. What counts is how you overcome them.
My favorite spot is the Maldives. Since I travel so much for work, I like to go to places that are very secluded and quiet.
When I was growing up in Russia, my grandmothers would cook the best pancakes in the world, the best meatballs, the best dumplings.
I don’t believe in men who make us feel unhappy, because they’re boys, not men.
It doesn’t matter if you’re small, big, or fit: if you go in front of the camera and deliver and say, ‘Oh my God, I look amazing,’ and just be sure about yourself, everything will be perfect.
I was noticed by a person from a local model agency, and he proposed that I participate in a beauty contest Miss Chelyabinsk.
While I can always use a break from the gym, I like to swim and dive to keep myself feeling good.
Boys never liked me at school. They made fun of me ‘cos I had dark skin.
Yes, I am a lingerie model, but I have class.