“You can ask, but I wouldn’t respond. We Russians, we like to keep secrets — you know, KGB, Russian spy!” said Russian model Irina Shayk when asked about her romance to Soccer star Ronaldo. Meredith Viera, from the Today Show said “Well I think he’s telling everybody he’s with you.”
The Russian model was invited to the NBC Studios in New York City, to make an appearance in the “Today Show” and talk about her big news.
The night before, on “Late night with David Letterman” Shayk was caught by surprise when a massive billboard with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover was revealed at the corner of Broadway and 52nd Street.
“We Russians, you know, we know all the secrets, but I didn’t know I was landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and it was so surprising to me. I was in shock; I was crying.” Said the model of finding out she was the cover, on Letterman.
Irina Shayk is the first Russian woman to ever be the cover of the Swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated.