Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy Irina-versary

Yesterday, I slipped in a pic of Irina Shayk’s posterior, so that post and this post tip the all-time Swimsuitologist scale in her favor: Irina Shayk 64, Kate Upton 62. In a way, it makes sense. This was Irina’s tenth consecutive appearance in the swimsuit issue, tying her with her fellow Russian beauty Anne V.

How did the rest of her 2007 rookie class fare?

Ana Paula Araujo (1 year)
Raica Oliveira (1 year)
Selita Ebanks (2 years)
Tori Praver (3 years)
Bar Refaeli (5 years)
Julie Henderson (7 years)

Like I did with Anne V, I counted up the number of models Irina has shared the magazine with. I have Irina at 81, leaving her a little short of Anne’s 88. (Irina was helped by the All-Star Reunion issue, which came out in 2006, just before Irina’s time.)
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Adaora • Nina Agdal • Lily Aldridge • Ana Paulia Araujo • Melissa Baker • Natasha Barnard • Ana Beatriz Barros • Rose Bertram • Beyonce • Kate Bock • Yasmin Brunet • Jeisa Chiminazzo • Hailey Clauson • Shannan Click • Kim Cloutier • Hannah Davis • Sonia Dara • Brooklyn Decker • Yamila Diaz • Cintia Dicker • Emily DiDonato • Zoe Duchesne • Lucia Dvorska • Selita Ebanks • Hannah Ferguson • Kenza Fourati • Esti Ginzburg • Jessica Gomes • Izabel Goulart • Ashley Graham • Quiana Grant • Kirby Griffin • Gigi Hadid • Melissa Haro • Jessica Hart • Erin Heatherton • Bregje Heinen • Julie Henderson • Samantha Hoopes • Marloes Horst • Chanel Iman • Heidi Klum • Bo Krsmanovic • Robyn Lawley • Damaris Lewis • Jarah Mariano • Lauren Mellor • Ariel Meredith • Alyssa Miller • Marisa Miller • Tanya Mityushina • Genevieve Morton • Fernanda Motta • Aline Nakashima • Raica Oliveira • Oluchi Onweagba • Julie Ordon • Barbara Palvin • Jessica Perez • Dominique Piek • Tori Praver • Emily Ratajkowsi • Bar Refaeli • Crystal Renn • Sofia Resing • Hilary Rhoda • Kelly Rohrbach • Sarah Sampaio • Daniella Sarahyba • Ashley Smith • Solveig • Fernanda Tavares • Chrissy Teigen • Yesica Toscanini • Kate Upton • Cris Urena • Anne V • Valerie van der Graaf • Veronika Varekova • Michelle Vawer • Jessica White
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Now, there’s no need to assume Irina will call it quits after just one decade. Kathy Ireland has the all-time record at 12 years (including 11 in a row). Does Irina have her eyes on that mark?

Watch your back, Ireland.


Anonymous said...

I still find it hard to believe there wasn't a single picture of Kathy that they could've used for the 1995 issue, bad weather notwithstanding. Although I guess that left extra pages for Stacey Williams pictures so I shouldn't complain lol.

Swimsuitologist said...

Did Kathy shoot for that year but just not get any photos in? I don't think I'd heard that. That's kind of amazing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, she shot in Costa Rica. There were letters complaining she wasn't in the issue, and they said their weren't any suitable. They published one or two in the letter column. March 6, 1995 issue, which you can see in the SI Vault site. Hopefully this link works

At least the pic of her in the chair on the beach should've been in the issue so that she could've kept her consecutive streak going.

She's one of a few models who I know shot for issues but got no pictures - Eva Herzigova and Karen Trella in 1993, Anouk Voorveld in 1998. And I wonder about Ashley Richardson in 1988.

Swimsuitologist said...

Wow, you're right. There are even some perfectly lovely photos of her in the 1996 calendar. What a miss!

I don't think I realized that before.