Here’s proof positive that money and stardom will get you the girl even if you look less lifelike than your wax counterpart at Madame Tussauds. Irina Shayk is perhaps best known for being Cristiano Ronaldo’s squeeze, but is trying to make a name for herself outside a modelling career in a debut acting role in the new Hercules movie, alongside The Rock. The Russian born model has appeared regularly in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, because of course she has, and recently went on file to declare that she maintains her bikini body on a diet of chicken nuggets.
Additional modelling contracts with Armani Exchange, GQ, Esquire, Vogue – all of them, essentially, have ensured that you can slap a price on those poultry-filled curves upwards of $8m. Irina also came first in the “50 hottest Russian Women” list by a magazine called “Complex”. Would it be bitter and cynical of us to say that we imagine the courting ritual between millionaire footballers and supermodels to be anything but?