It’s that wonderful time of year, time for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Last night on the Late Show with David Letterman, it was revealed that this year’s cover girl would be Russian beauty Irina Shayk.
Last night some of the swimsuit models visited with David Letterman to do the nightly Top Ten List. On his show, Letterman revealed the cover on a billboard near Times Square.
The only problem was that the show actually taped in the afternoon, so one nearby office worker snapped a photo and tweeted about it.
Still, the announcement was a surprise to Shayk and she burst into tears.
Irina Shayk also appeared on the Today Show this morning. When Matt Lauer asked about her relationship with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, she simply said, “You can ask, but I wouldn’t respond. We Russian, we keep secrets.”
She also explains that her name is really Irina Shaykhlislamova, but she shortened it. You can check out more photos and video below.
- Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover: Irina Shayk (cbsnews.com)
- Irina Shayk beats 17 Models for Sports Illustrated 2011 Swimsuit Issue Cover (rightcelebrity.com)
- Irina Shayk gets SI Swimsuit cover shot (theglobeandmail.com)
- Irina Shayk’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Unveiled (justjared.buzznet.com)
- Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover is Irina Shayk (ctv.ca)
- Irina Shayk: 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover (thesuperficial.com)
- SI Swimsuit Cover REVEALED! (huffingtonpost.com)