Newly-Single Irina Shayk Stars in New Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

The beauty graces on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated
  • Irina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports IllustratedIrina Shayk in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue. Photo: Sports Illustrated

It’s the first time the Russian beauty is single in five years and she’s claiming to be looking for a new boyfriend.

And it looks like Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex Irina Shayk certainly won’t be short of offers after the first seriously saucy images of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue landed.

The model, 29, posed topless in Kauai, Hawaii, for the new campaign in a thong bikini, putting her incredible physique on full show.

“Hannah Davis may be the new issue cover star, but Sports Illustrated model Irina is certainly giving her a run for her money inside the magazine, on sale now,” writes The Daily Mail. “She models three San Lorenzo Bikinis in the latest smouldering snaps, turning golden beach goddess as she poses by the sea and on a cliff face.”

“In one image, newly-single Irina pulls a provocative pose, staring down the lens of the camera in little more than a necklace and bangles,” the publication describes. “The model, whose single status was confirmed in January, looks perfectly toned in barely-there swimwear, her taut stomach on display.”

“A second shot reveals Irina’s pert derriere as she turns to look over a mountainous landscape wearing a thong two-piece. Showing an eyeful of sideboob, the model runs fingers through her wavy tresses and shoots a striking, sun-soaked side profile. Finally, to give her footballer ex a reminder of what he’s missing, Irina gets her hands dirty writhing around in the sand.”

Ronaldo’s ex joins Hannah, Kate Bock, Emily DiDonato, and Lily Aldridge as stars of the 2015 Swimwear Issue.

But of all of them, the Russian beauty has the biggest point to prove after hinting at the reason her five-year relationship with Real Madrid star Cristiano, 30, may have ended last month.

In her interview on Tuesday, Irina said: “What I’m looking for in a man is — I think I love honest men and I love a man who is loyal to women. I think this is the most important thing in [a] man.”

Ronaldo confirmed that his long-term relationship with the popular model had come to an end back in January.

“After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. I wish Irina the greatest happiness,” he said.

Sources familiar with the matter revealed that Shayk had upset Ronaldo after failing to attend a party for his mother’s birthday.

But later Irina’s representative denied the rumors, saying: “She has been close with his family throughout the course of their relationship. Any negative rumors with regards to Irina and the Ronaldo family are completely false, and have not been a factor in the cause of the spilt. Irina has no further comment at the time.”

Now Shayk claims she wants her next boyfriend to be “loyal” – hinting that her ex possibly wasn’t.

The Russian beauty said: “What I’m looking for in a man is – I think I love honest men and I love a man who is loyal to women. I think this is [the] most important thing in [a] man.”

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