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The Russian supermodel who dated footballer Cristiano Ronaldo

Last updated on: July 19, 2018 10:08 IST

With 10 million followers on Instagram, this mom of one is the toast of the fashion world.

Irina

A daughter of a coal miner, Russian model Irina Shayk is currently dating Bradley Cooper. Photographs: Courtesy Irina Shayk/Instagram

Irina Shayk makes a splash on the cover of Evening Standard

The supermodel is dressed in a sizzling green bikini as she sprays water on herself. 

The 32 year old Russian beauty, who has a major fan following on Instagram -- 10 million followers to be precise -- uploaded the cover on her Instagram page. 

In an interview with the mag, Irina revealed that she didn't want to be a model until 2004, when she participated in the Miss Chelyabinsk beauty pageant.

Fans were surprised to know that the model had not even read a fashion magazine during her growing up years. 

A common face on international runways and the Victoria's Secret ramp, the model also went ahead to reveal that her favourite subject in school was literature.

'I was really good at writing and telling stories,' she added.

Scroll down to take a look at Irina's pics from the shoot. 

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In a single day, this pic from the photo shoot with Evening Standard garnered 2,89,000 likes.

Irina

A behind-the-scenes pic of the modelAs a teenager Irina wanted to become a journalistHowever, after a next-door management agency spotted her and encouraged her to opt for modelling, Irina began her career in the fashion industry.

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