Irina Shayk Is The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl (Pics)

Just a few days ago we provided you all with a stunning gallery of the gorgeous Irina Shayk, who we introduced as Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest girlfriend.  Now we are reintroducing her, this time as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl.  The 25-year-old Russian first appeared within the pages of SI’s Swimsuit Issue back in 2007 and could be found in every issue since.  This time she will be featured on the cover, as was revealed on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night.

If being tagged as Ronaldo’s playmate wasn’t enough to put a giant spotlight on Irina, this should do the trick.

The shoot takes place on the beautiful beaches of Maui, although, one could pretty much shoot this heavenly creature anywhere and there is little doubt that it would be hotter than hell.  The photographer was Bjorn Ioss, who was working on his first shoot for Sports Illustrated, and his initiation couldn’t have been any better than what they put before him; Irina on all fours with the white Maui sands beneath her.  Welcome to the job kid.

View the rest of Irina Shayk’s 2011 SI Swimwuit Edition Pictures at (SportsIllustrated)

Hat Tip – [USA Today]

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