Irina Shayk graces the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011! Cristiano Ronaldo’s gorgeous Russian supermodel girlfriend, Shayk is the covergirl of the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 edition. Shayk is no strange to the famed swimsuit magazine as she has posed five times for the publication although this is her first cover.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit latest edition will officially hit stands Tuesday but the magazine made an early announcement of its chosen cover girl on Monday.

While the official unveiling already took place on The Late Show With David Letterman, revealing the sexy cover featuring a sun-kissed Irina in her barely there pink and yellow bikini.

“There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be,” Irina said. “And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it.”

How does the gorgeous model stay so gorgeous?

“I do work out five times a week, but I’m never dieting,” Shayk said. “I try to be healthy because to be happy and healthy on the inside shows on the outside.”

Don’t forget to pick up the latest SI Swimsuit on newstands Tuesday.. in a few hours!

photos: besides the SI cover, I’ve uploaded some photos of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2011 models: Julie Henderson, Irina Shayk, Anne Vyalitsina a.k.a. Anne V. and Izabel Goulart at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ at the Ed Sullivan Theater earlier tonight.

images via Sports Illustrated; WENN

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