Irina Shayk for GQ Italia — September 2016
Model Irina Shayk graced the new issue of Italian GQ. In this issue of 30-year-old model posed nude in front of the lens of the photographer Mario Sorrento. Also, Irina Shayk was interviewed by Riccardo Tisci. Friendship unites designer and model, Irina frequent guest of campaigns and Givenchy shows.
Tell us about your best childhood memories
«Travelling with family in the forest to pick mushrooms, dinner with my parents, I go with my father to the garage and see how he is repairing our car. I’m working in the garden with my mother and sister. I only have good memories, really. I also loved to travel with the whole family to the grandmother in the village, although it takes 5 hours drive. It was a great adventure — a journey and time spent with her, though so far from home».
Tell me, how did you start your career
«When I was a child, it wasn’t my dream. I was born and raised in a small town, and even didn’t think that I would be very beautiful. At age 14, I even wanted to be a boy, I thought it was terrible and I couldn’t please anyone. I hated the little pink dresses and flowers that my mother made me wear. I attended music school, because she was a music teacher, but at age 19, I moved to the city to study marketing».
And what happened then?
«My sister asked me to move in with her to another city, where she worked as a beautician: next door to her office was a modeling agency, and thus, I was discovered quite by accident».