Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk puts Sports Illustrated behind her with high fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar.

Irina Shayk may have been replaced by Kate Upton as Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition beauty, but the Russian supermodel shows she is still a very able cover girl on the March edition of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.

Dressed in a stunning, pale mint-green, floor-length Dior gown which matches the 26-year-old’s piercing eyes, Irina bares her leg right up to the thigh.

It is a pose worthy of Angelina Jolie at last night’s Oscars – although Irina manages to look a lot more natural.

Within the magazine, Irina shows off even more of her stunning figure in a triptych of photos of the model wearing a green and white Seventies-style Prada swimsuit.

While another high fashion photo showing Irina in the pose of the moment – with her arms in the air – gives a glimpse of a black, white and silver Chanel number.

Ms Shayk is also famous for her work with Intimissimi – the lingerie firm who discovered the model – and with Armani Exchange.

It is supposedly through her work with Armani that she met Portuguese football player Ronaldo, also 26, who she has been dating since early 2010.

In February last year Irina and Ronaldo were reported to be engaged after he apparently jetted from Spain to New York to propose to the Russian beauty on Valentine’s Day.

This year, speaking to the NY Post, Irina dished out some advice for women celebrating Valentine’s Day.

The confident model said:  ‘You just have to be yourself to flirt and be beautiful and sexy. You don’t need to have long legs and big lips and beautiful hair and makeup. Just be a normal person.’

That’s easy for her to say!

Real Madrid star Ronaldp is already father to a baby boy. He became a father on June 17 when a mystery woman gave birth to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.

His mother Dolores is helping raise the baby between Madrid and Portugal. The identity of the baby’s mother has never been revealed.

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