24-year-old model Irina Shayk is dating Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most famous footballers in the world, but she says she is not a soccer fan, reports The Daily Mail, London.
Irina Shayk proves exactly why she is well-known in her own right as she shows off her talents in the pages of this month's GQ magazine.
The model has posed for a series of stunning photographs in the magazine, and displays her enviable figure in a variety of revealing sheer outfits.
Opening up: Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk has posed for a sexy new photoshoot with GQ magazine
However, Irina, who has been dating Ronaldo since early this year, made a shock confession in the accompanying interview by admitting that despite her boyfriend being a world-famous sportsman, she's not actually a fan of football.
While Irina wouldn't talk about her relationship with the 25-year-old footballer, she laughed: 'I'm not a fan of soccer, for sure not.'
Her profile has risen somewhat since it emerged that boyfriend Ronaldo has become the father of a baby boy. The soccer star made the extraordinary announcement on his Facebook page last month, and confirmed he would bring up the child without the unnamed mother.
It is unclear how much Irina will be involved with the child, and she has not commented publicly on the affair.
Russian doll: Irina said she grew up in a Russian village so small that it didn't have fashion magazines
Since starting in the modelling industry in 2005, Irina has appeared in Sports Illustrated magazine's swimsuit edition, as well as modelling for lingerie company Victoria's Secret.
However, Irina, who was born in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia, said it wasn't an easy decision for her to move to New York and follow her dream.
She said: 'We didn't even have fashion magazines there.'
In a separate interview recently, Irina described Yemanzhelinsk, which has a population of 30,000, as 'a very small town, almost a village.'
She added: 'We have many forests around it, so one can enjoy pure air and beautiful nature around.
Together: Irina and Ronaldo at a recent basketball match between the USA and Spain in Madrid
'On the square in the middle of the town there is a statue of swan - the symbol of the town. One can visit the coal mines, and that's it, nothing else to see!'
Irina also described how she was discovered, and what encouraged her to try to make it as a model.
She said: 'It was by pure chance. My mother saw an ad on a bus stop and I came to a local beauty school accompanying my older sister.
'I was noticed by a person from a local model agency and he proposed that I participate in a beauty contest Miss Chelyabinsk.
'I never thought of a career of as a model and it was a total surprise for me when I won the contest and became Miss Chelyabinsk. Then I started modelling in Paris.'
Sexy: The 24-year-old said she never expected to be a model, and it took a huge amount of confidence to pursue a career in the industry