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Irina Shayk Launches SI's Swimsuit Cover at NY Party

February 16, 2011 (5:23 am) GMT
The Russian model followed up the announcement at David Letterman's show with an appearance on 'Today' and launch party.

On Monday, February 14 night, was revealed as the new girl for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue cover on "". The Russia-born model has appeared in the magazine four times before but this is the first time she is featured on the cover and the first time a Russian takes such title.

Waiting with a number of other models on the backstage, the 25-year-old shed a tear when her name was called out as the claimer of the coveted spot. The next day, she was the main lady at a party held in New York to celebrate the new issue, debuting the cover which was shot in Hawaii and the Philippines a few months ago.

Last year's cover Brookyln Decker attended the red carpet event along with other models like Izabel Goulart, Alyssa Miller, and Hilary Rhoda. These girls were among the nine other models who also shot for the magazine's cover but did not get picked. Shayk's boyfriend also came to support her, wearing brown leather jacket and blue shirt.

That day Shayk had to get up early in the morning to do an interview with "" show where she revealed about her reaction. "To be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a dream come true," she said. "We Russians, you know, we know all the secrets, but I didn't know I was landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and it was so surprising to me. I was in shock; I was crying."





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