Irina Shayk poses in a teeny weeny bikini for iconic Swimsuit Issue

‘s gorgeous girlfriend Irina Shayk has nabbed the much-coveted role of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl.

The Russian beauty – who’s appeared in the magazine 4 times – was tearful when her triumph was revealed on The Late Show With David Letterman.

‘There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be,’ she explained.

‘And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it.’

The front of the American mag shows Irina kneeled on the beach in a teeny weeny bikini with her best assets on show.

Irina and Real Madrid football star Cristiano, both 25, met at an equally scantily clad Armani underwear shoot and have been loved-up ever since.

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