She entered WAG status having started dating Cristiano Ronaldo in 2010. The two are believed to have met through their Armani Exchange campaigns.
She was born in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. Her late father Valeri was of Tatar origin and her mother is Russian. Shayk says that she got her unusual looks from her father, and she has said that people often think she is South American.
Model.com have since listed her at 10th in the 'Top 20 Sexiest Models'. Having starting modelling at the age of 19 she became the face of Intimissimi in 2007 and became the ambassador of the brand in 2010.
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