Irina Shayk showed off her gorgeous bikini body on Instagram a day after celebrating her 30th birthday.
In the Instagram photo, Shayk gazes into a mirror while sporting a tiny red bikini.
Irina clearly has incredible genes, but also credits diet and exercise for her supermodel body, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
“I believe in eating what I like and sweating it out in the gym,” said Shayk. “I work out every day and avoid exercises that make my body too muscular. I focus on activities like running, boxing, cycling and Pilates.”
While many people hate working out, Irina enjoys it because she knows it’s good for her. “You have to love your body, respect it and treat it well,” said Shayk. “I spend time doing cardio because it makes me feel good.”
Shayk, who’s dating actor Bradley Cooper, made the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Irina was born beautiful but doesn’t take her exotic beauty for granted.
Shayk’s beauty secrets include sunscreen, sleep, lots of water, and regular spa treatments.
“In my country, women spend a lot of time on beauty rituals and take very good care of themselves,” said the 5’10” Russian beauty. “Natural beauty is carefully cherished and is brought to perfection by makeup, clothes and the unique combination of little things that are called ‘personal charm.’ ”
Irina, who dated Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from 2010 to 2015, enjoys taking care of her body — not just because that’s her job, but because she loves to exercise.
“I never really diet,” says Shayk. “I think that a person can eat what she likes and do some exercises to be in shape — doesn’t matter if it’s going to be gym or swimming, walking in a park or Pilates.”
Irina added: “It should be a pleasure [to exercise], as positive emotions always make you beautiful! I personally love going to the gym! I have a great trainer, and work out three to five times a week.”
Irina also takes excellent care of her skin by wearing sunscreen daily and getting regular spa treatments. “I spend a lot of time in the sun due to my work, so I always protect my skin,” said Shayk.
“And I love a Russian sauna — banya — and always use there a special scrub that I make myself: I mix honey and sea salt. I use only this scrub for my face and body.”
While Shayk has all the physical attributes of a supermodel, sex appeal to her is about more than just surface beauty. “My definition of sexy is very simple: You need to be yourself, natural, the way you are,” said Irina.