Russian model Irina Shayk came from a background that reminds her everyday to not take for granted where she is now. From not having food at home, losing her father at 14, she recalls such moments that keep her humble. Shayk’s upbringing molded her into who she is today, preparing her for her successful modeling career and more. During the early part of the pandemic, Shayk took on shifts at a Manhattan food bank to distribute donated goods to people in New York City, from food, water, clothes, and other necessities. She has a heart that desires to serve those in need because she too was once in their position.

Shayk’s primary focus and ultimate concentration is being a mother to her daughter Lea. As a single mother, a working mother, she does her best to find the balance between all her roles. She wants to raise her daughter in a way that she knows the importance of hard work and all that she has does not come from nowhere given she is also the provider of her family.


Don’t forget where you came from and don’t lose sight of where you’re heading! Take pride in your past and don’t let shame take away from your story! You have a bright future ahead!

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." - Matthew 23:12