"Classy" Irina Shayk said "No way" to "cheesy" Playboy
Published 04/01/2012 | 12:35
Lingerie model Irina Shayk is not about to strip for Playboy no matter how much they pay her.
Russian lingerie model Irina Shayk - who doubles up as hotpant loving, 'cheeky winker' Christiano Ronaldo's girlfriend - graces the January cover of UK Esquire magazine in suitably sexy fashion: tugging at her see-through vest to reveal her money-making cleavage and undies.
But fans of Shayk's curves need not get excited about her putting in an appearance in the pages of ultimate lad's mag Playboy any time soon.
"I would never do Playboy. Yes, I am a lingerie model, but I have class. Playboy offered me so much money last year. I was like: 'No. Way.'
If this seems a contradictory attitude for a girl who, after all, takes her clothes off for a living, Shayk has made her anti-nudity stance clear in the past.
Cast your mind back to December 2010 when Shayk went to war with Spanish GQ magazine accusing them of airbrushing off her underwear to boast they had pictures of "the most beautiful creature in the world nude".
Shayk maintains she kept her kept her underwear on for the duration of the shoot and was said to be considering legal action against the magazine for breaching her photo approval contract.
The mystery of Irina Shayk's missing underwear
However, GQ hit back via a blog post on its website, accusing Shayk of lying, stating: "Irina posed nude for GQ - Irina knows it, Elite knows it, the photographer knows it, and so do the stylists and the fifteen witnesses who attended the photo shoot.
"We have the contract, more than 15 witnesses who saw that Irina agreed to undress for the session, we have the original naked photos of Irina … What other evidence is needed? The facts, witnesses, original documents, photos … Why lie for lying?"
Although the case of Irina Shayk's vanishing pants was never solved, her feelings about Playboy couldn't be clearer:
"Alright Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer did it. But they did it at the end of their career and it was classy. I think of myself as a cover girl. But I would never do some kind of cheesy magazine."
Full interview appears in the February issue of Esquire, on sale Thursday 5 January 2012