New year, new model, same instant-star effect.
Today, Sports Illustrated unveiled the cover of its 2011 swimsuit issue. Russian model Irina Shayk glows on it, kneeling in the sand, basking in the sun, soaking up her moment in the spotlight.
It's a natural position: the cover SI's annual swimsuit extravaganza has launched many careers, including those of supermodels Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum.
But it's easiest to compare Shayk to Brooklyn Decker, the model who graced SI's...Full Story