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Irina Shayk: ‘I think private life should be private. Irina is KGB-style’

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View this post on InstagramA post shared by HIGHSNOBIETY The website High Snobiety has done their first print magazine, called High Style. Their first cover girl? Irina Shayk, who I have grown to love. Shes very Russian and her matter-of-fact interviews are always a pleasure. I basically only started to stan Irina after reading her interviews, and this piece was really fun. Shes 35 years old and enjoying herself, enjoying raising her daughter Lea in New York, enjoying her career and enjoying the fact that she can provide for her family. Thats all shes ever wanted. She spoke to High Style about co-parenting with Bradley Cooper, aging and more – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:She gets dressed up for the school run: You cant leave your house with dirty nails and dirty hair even though I really want to sometimes. But during lockdown, we had no red carpets. I was like, Ive got to make school runs fun. Sometimes my daughter is scared she sees the paparazzi from miles away. Shes a KGB baby. We had to explain to her, like, Theyre just doing their job. By selling pictures, they make their living. You dont have to be scared.Working as a struggling model in the early 00s: It was no Facebook, no Instagram. You had to go to different young photographers, get your test pictures. The agency would give you a map, okay? A physical map. I still remember it now. There was one studio it was a nightmare to get there. You arrive and they look at your book, and then theyre like, Okay, thank you. Bye.She likes the changes in the modeling industry now: Nobody wants an empty vessel. Now you have to bring more than just beauty. Everyone is fed up with perfect. When she moved from swimsuit modeling to high fashion modeling: Usually, you see models on the slimmer side. I had an agency that said, Youre never going to work if you dont lose 15 pounds. I have boobs and a butt. When I was doing the Marc Jacobs show, Marc came for a fitting, I pointed at my boobs and butt, and said, These are how I bought my West Village apartment.Shes discreet about her love life: My grandma was a secret agent in WWII. I think private life should be private. Irina is KGB-style.She wont talk about Kanye West: Tomorrow there is going to be a rumor that Im dating my doorman, okay? Then after tomorrow, its going to be someone else. Look, theres always something there, and Im just keeping it to myself.On Bradley Cooper: Hes a full-on, hands-on dad no nanny. Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks I didnt call them once. Me and her father are very strict. When she finishes eating, she gets up from the table, takes her plate, says thank you. Without please or thank you shes not getting anything. Its hard, because she has so many toys. I had one doll, and I still have this doll. Blonde, blue eyes, big Russian doll. My grandma used to make clothes for her. And I always explain, Look, this is my doll. I had only one. Or sometimes, You have this candy. I used to have candy only for Christmas.Her vices: Her biggest vices, she says, are sunbathing and the occasional margarita on-the-rocks. I never took drugs in my life, she says. I never went through a party phase.On getting older : Ive never been drawn to being a model. My goal was to help my family. Im 35 and Im still looking okay. But at 45? We all age. It doesnt matter what I do for a living. Tomorrow? Maybe Im not going to do it. In one year, maybe nobody will know me. Its all about timing. And for me, this is my time.I love Irina is KGB-style and Lea is a KGB-baby. That child is going to know her mothers hard-scrabble Russian roots, by God! Anyway, Irina is a doll, I love her. I like how she and Bradley Cooper still seem really tight too. Their breakup wasnt even that dramatic, and it doesnt even seem like they struggle to get along for Leas sake. It sounds like they genuinely enjoy spending time together and theyre on the same page raising Lea too. They live close to each other too, theyre probably over at each others houses all the time. Also: whenever the 30-something or 40-something models talk about how different it is now, they really mean it. All of those women would have LOVED to have Instagram back when they were coming up.Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Instagram.Celebitchy

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