Irina Shayk found out that she got the cover for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Letterman last night. So not only is Cristiano Ronaldo making in a year 10 times the money you will make in your lifetime, he is also banging the current SI Swimsuit edition covergirl. All the more reason to hate him if you are the jealous type. Anyway, Irina Shayk will be on the cover of the only must-buy issue of Sports Illustrated. The already hot issue gets some extra heat, and I couldn't be any more pleased. The 25-year-old, who has appeared in the magazine each of the past five years, was photographed in both Hawaii and the Philippines for this issue.
The lovely Ms. Shayk is actually Ms. Shaykhlislamova but shorten her name for obvious reasons. She has a sexy accent if the name wasn't enough of a tip-off, Irina is Russian. She hails from a small town near Chelyabinsk, Russia. But early in her career, she was often mistaken for South American, a fact she attributes to her coal miner dad: "My father was dark skinned, because he was Tarter. Sometimes Tartars can look Brazilian," she told the press. Yup, Irina is your 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl. Enjoy! Click on pictures to enlarge.