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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2011 Cover Revealed Featuring Irina Shayk (Photos)

Sports Illustrated's highly anticipated 2011 Swimsuit Issue has been revealed. This year's swimsuit edition features Russian model Irina Shayk.

On Monday night's The Late Show With David Letterman, the cover to SI's 2011 Swimsuit Issue was presented to eager fans. Shayk has appeared in the swimsuit edition of the magazine four times previous but never on the cover. Shayk stated in a recent interview that "There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 list [at the time of the Swimsuit Issue photoshoot] and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be. And then I saw it, and I couldn't believe it."

Shayk is a twenty four year old native of Emangelyksk City, Russia. Discovered in 2004, Shayk has been featured in Guess, Intimissimi, and Lacoste modelling campaigns. Shayk is dating soccer great Christiano Ronaldo.

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