Shanina Shayk is an Australian model and actress who has collaborated with Sam Shipley, Jeff Halmos, Mara Hoffman and many others in the world of haute couture. At first, she became the leading model in her country, and then conquered the world catwalks.
Shanina Shayk was born on February 11, 1991 in the Australian city of Melbourne. Her father Hanif Sheik is of Pakistani origin, and her mother, Kim Sheik, is Lithuanian. Shanina is not the only child in the family. She has a brother named Shay.
View of downtown Melbourne Photo: Wilson Alfonso / Wikimedia Commons
When the girl was eight years old, she first appeared in an advertisement for the Australian department store chain Myer. And then she acted as a model in a Hyundai commercial. But after entering high school, Shanina stopped acting and, thanks to an accelerated training program, graduated from school a year earlier than her peers.
Career and creativity
At the age of 15, Shanina Shayk took part in the Girlfriend Model Competition. And although the agents drew attention to the girl, her young age did not allow her to accept the invitation to move to Sydney.
A few years later, Shanina appeared in the reality show "Make Me a Supermodel" (2008), where she took second place. A year later, she made her debut at New York Fashion Week. Shanina Shayk opened the fashion show of the American fashion designer Yeohlee Teng. She also worked with designers such as Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos, Mara Hoffman, Richie Rich and others.
American designer Betsy Johnson Photo: The Heart Truth / Wikimedia Commons
In the spring-summer 2010 season, the model collaborated with Betsy Johnson, Rachel Antonoff, Catherine Malandrino and Gerlan Jeans. And presenting the autumn-winter collection of the same year, she appeared on the catwalk in the outfits of the Kardashian sisters for the fashion brand Bebe, Emu Australia, Iodice and others.
In addition, Shayk took part in various advertising campaigns and shootings for fashion magazines. Her photographs have been featured on the pages of Vogue Australia, Bloomingdale, Burda, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Cleo, Outfitters, Vogue India and others. The model also advertised brands such as "Cotton On", "Aeropostale", "Body & Bath Works", "General Pants Co.", "Edward Joseph", "Olay" and others.
New York City View Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia Commons
Family and personal life In 2017, Shanina Shayk made her cinematic debut. She played a supporting role in Alex Kurtzman's action adventure The Mummy.
American actor Tom Cruise Photo: Yukie tada / Wikimedia Commons
Popular Hollywood actors Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis became her partners on the set. She later starred in several more films, including the short film "The Separatists" (2018) and the drama "Greed" (2019).
Family and personal life
In December 2015, Shanina Shayk became engaged to her boyfriend, Gregory Andrews, also known as DJ Ruckus. In April 2018, the couple got married. The wedding ceremony took place in the Bahamas. But already in July 2019 it became known that the young family had broken up.