Posing here for: Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 2018
On being the cover girl this year:
I can’t even believe I’m saying this. I am the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model. I can’t wait for everyone to see it. I’m emotional, but I just want to say thank you to everyone who believed in me. I put in so much work for this and I’m feeling very accomplished, happy and excited.
I get a lot of comments (not necessarily on my page, but when photos get reposted) that say things like ‘wow, promoting obesity isn’t healthy’, ‘she must have heart disease’ ‘nice face, but needs to lose weight’… and I wonder why is it that people think this way? The fact that I am a bigger human doesn’t mean I’m sitting at home, eating a high calorie diet, eating junk every meal and doing no exercise. I work out, and I have some days when I can’t be bothered, I eat healthy and sometimes I eat foods that aren’t, I drink 3L of water a day, I also like to have wine on fridays. I have balance and that’s ok.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 cover girl looked beautiful in a sparkling leotard dress as she attended the Fashion Awards a few days ago. Irina pulled her brunette locks into a high ponytail and completed the look with a pair of silver stilettos.
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