Appealing to both a commercial market and high-fashion editorials, Russian beauty Irina Shayk was able to fashion an international modeling career similar to Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks. Irina Valerevna Shaykhlislamova was born on Jan. 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. The future model inherited her multi-cultural look from her family; her dark-skinned features from her father's ethnic Tatar heritage, while her light eyes came from her Russian mother. Both her father and mother worked blue-collar jobs, a coal miner and kindergarten teacher, respectively. Shayk played the piano and began studying music at an early age. In high school, she studied marketing, but quickly lost interest. Instead, s...
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