Irina Shayk lands the cover of Sports Illustrated 2011 swimsuit issue
UPI News Service, 02/15/2011
Irina Shayk has become the first Russian model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, the U.S. magazine said.
The 2011 issue hit newsstands Tuesday. Models who featured in it, including Shayk, appeared Monday on TV's "Late Show with David Letterman" and read a list of the Top 10 best things about being a swimsuit issue model.
This year's cover was shot by Bjorn Iooss -- son of long-time Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss Jr. -- who captured the image with the first shot on his first-ever Sports Illustrated shoot, the magazine said.