London: Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, wept with delight when she was revealed as the 2011 covergirl for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.
Shayk cried tears of joy as the cover was revealed on The Late Show with David Letterman.
She was accompanied on the show by a group of other swimsuit models, but only one could nab the coveted spot.
Shayk was pictured laughing and wiping away her tears after the TV host made the shocking announcement.
“To be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a dream come true,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“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,” she said.