Irina Shayk: ‘I think private life should be private. Irina is KGB-style’

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The website High Snobiety has done their first print magazine, called High Style. Their first cover girl? Irina Shayk, who I have grown to love. She’s very Russian and her matter-of-fact interviews are always a pleasure. I basically only started to stan Irina after reading her interviews, and this piece was really fun. She’s 35 years old and enjoying herself, enjoying raising her daughter Lea in New York, enjoying her career and enjoying the fact that she can provide for her family. That’s all she’s ever wanted. She spoke to High Style about co-parenting with Bradley Cooper, aging and more – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

She gets dressed up for the school run: “You can’t leave your house with dirty nails and dirty hair — even though I really want to sometimes. But during lockdown, we had no red carpets. I was like, ‘I’ve got to make school runs fun.’ Sometimes my daughter is scared — she sees the paparazzi from miles away. She’s a KGB baby. We had to explain to her, like, ‘They’re just doing their job. By selling pictures, they make their living. You don’t have to be scared.’”

Working as a struggling model in the early ‘00s: “It was no Facebook, no Instagram. You had to go to different young photographers, get your test pictures. The agency would give you a map, okay? A physical map. I still remember it now. There was one studio — it was a nightmare to get there. You arrive and they look at your book, and then they’re like, ‘Okay, thank you. Bye.’”

She likes the changes in the modeling industry now: “Nobody wants an empty vessel. Now you have to bring more than just beauty. Everyone is fed up with perfect.”

When she moved from swimsuit modeling to high fashion modeling: “Usually, you see models on the slimmer side. I had an agency that said, ‘You’re never going to work if you don’t lose 15 pounds.’ I have boobs and a butt. When I was doing the Marc Jacobs show, Marc came for a fitting, I pointed at my boobs and butt, and said, ‘These are how I bought my West Village apartment.’”

She’s discreet about her love life: “My grandma was a secret agent in WWII. I think private life should be private. Irina is KGB-style.”

She won’t talk about Kanye West: “Tomorrow there is going to be a rumor that I’m dating my doorman, okay? Then after tomorrow, it’s going to be someone else. Look, there’s always something there, and I’m just keeping it to myself.”

On Bradley Cooper: “He’s a full-on, hands-on dad — no nanny. Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks — I didn’t call them once. Me and her father are very strict. When she finishes eating, she …read more

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