Irina Shayk Mixes Sexy with Smart

September 15, 2011

Irina Shayk is a gorgeous Russian lingerie model and she really, really, really wants people to know models aren't stupid.

The stunning 25-year-old has it. She donned the cover of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, modeled for Armani Exchange, Intimissimi lingerie, Guess and is the new face (and body) of Rampage. She has starred in a Kanye West music video and is currently dating soccer super star Cristiano Ronaldo. The girl really does have it all, including, it seems, the smarts. How do we know? Uh, she told us.

In an interview with New York magazine Irina, said, "Everybody thinks models are stupid, but trust me, we are very smart." The model then explained that she is a "business woman, that modeling is "not fun for me, it's work" and again explained "models are very smart." Okay Irina, we get it.

So what's a smart model do with all her smart model money? Well, let's see what Irina suggests: "I'm very smart and I have a great team of people around me investing my money. I'm not buying gold — yet. I'm just collecting gold presents, which is more fun, actually, than buying gold."

Someone give this girl a CNBC show.

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