‘Vogue Arabia’ cover star Irina Shayk reaches out to Arab fans

Russian supermodel Irina Shayk has a message for her followers — in Arabic.
Updated 01 February 2018

‘Vogue Arabia’ cover star Irina Shayk reaches out to Arab fans

JEDDAH: Arabic is not an easy language to learn. Russian supermodel Irina Shayk can attest to that. Shayk — who appears on the cover of the February issue of Vogue Arabia — recently told her fans in the Middle East a few little-known facts about herself. In Arabic.

“Vogue Arabia” posted a short promo video for Shayk’s debut appearance in the publication online, in which Shayk read out four sentences in Arabic, messing up two of them.
“I was born in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia,” she began by saying in Arabic.
“Sometimes people mistake me for being Brazilian.”
“This is the first time for me to shoot with Vogue Arabia. I love my fans in the Arab world,” the international star continued before breaking into a laugh at her botched attempt.
In her dual covers for February’s “Vogue Arabia,” Shayk wears Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria Beckham, and Céline. The Russian star was photographed by Miguel Reveriego and styled by Anya Ziourova. The new issue is out on Thursday across the region.

Farah the Falcon swoops in to predict World Cup results, but will Saudi Arabia win?

Updated 20 June 2018

Farah the Falcon swoops in to predict World Cup results, but will Saudi Arabia win?

  • More than half her predictions have been accurate, although she was wrong about Egypt
  • Now see her make her swoop for the next Saudi Arabian match

DUBAI: South Africa’s World Cup had Paul the Octopus in 2010, Brazil’s World Cup had Big Head the loggerhead turtle in 2014, now Russia’s World Cup has Farah the Falcon.

However, the feathered flyer predicted Egypt to come out triumphant in Tuesday night’s game against host’s Russia - but the outcome was the opposite.

Farah guessed Saudi Arabia would lose its second game at the tournament against Uruguay on Wednesday.

This is not what any Saudi Arabia fan wants to see (Screenshot/Youtube: Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport)

It has been a rough group stage for Arab nations with all four countries losing their games so far.

Swooping in from her perch on the arm of her trainer, Farah – who is sponsored by UAE-based radio station Dubai Eye – glides towards one of two wooden flags bearing the colors of the countries playing against each other.

The flag she lands on is her predicted winner for the game.

So far, 10 of the 17 games played have been predicted correctly – with two of those ending in draws and seven ending with the predicted winner actually losing. This makes her accuracy at 58.8 percent.

Tunisia is predicted to lose its games on Saturday against Belgium, with Morocco set to suffer the same fate against Portugal on Wednesday according to the feathered foreseer.

Paul the Octopus was the most famous of the animal predictors, predicting 12 out of 14 matches correctly with an accuracy of 85.7 percent.

See how Farah made her Saudi Arabia v Uruguay prediction