The Legendary Irina Shayk Makes an Impression in These 5 Photos From Chile

The supermodel cemented her status in brand history during her 10 consecutive appearances in the SI Swimsuit Issue.
Irina Shayk poses in the desert in a bikini with her hand resting on her face.

Irina Shayk was photographed by Raphael Mazzucco in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Russian model Irina Shayk is an SI Swimsuit icon. If her 10 consecutive years of posing for the issue wasn’t proof enough, the fact that she made an appearance in the 50th anniversary magazine in 2014, alongside fellow brand legends, surely cemented her status in the publication’s history books. 

Her many years with SI Swimsuit brought her to numerous incredible places, among them Naples, Italy in 2009 and Madagascar in 2014. Between those two idyllic photoshoots, she headed to the Atacama Desert, Chile in 2010, posing for a series of absolutely stunning photos in the unconventional location.

The supermodel has also established herself in the wider modeling world since she began her career in the late 2000s. Her early career featured campaigns with iconic brands like Intimissimi, Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste and GUESS, among others, as well as cover features on the international issues of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and GQ.

These days, her body of work has expanded to include several other magazine covers and various appearances on high-fashion runways each year. This year’s Paris Fashion Week saw the model walk at fashion shows for elevated brands like Vivienne Westwood and Mugler.

All of this is to say, Shayk is a legend in every sense of the word. She has proved as much on the runways and on the sets of her various SI Swimsuit shoots. Below are some of our favorite photos from her 2010 trip to Chile.

Irina Shayk lays in the water wearing a gray sequined string bikini set.
Irina Shayk stands in the desert wearing a brown bikini, brown leather boots and holding a tan blanket up behind her.
Irina Shayk stands in the shallow water of a desert creek and poses in a cream-colored triangle bikini and high-waisted bottoms.
Irina Shayk stands in the desert sand in a silver metallic bikini and brown leather boots. She has one hand in her hair and the other holding a blanket.
Irina Shayk crouches in the water in a gray one-piece swimsuit and brown boots.

Make sure to follow SI Swimsuit on YouTube!

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.