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

Russian supermodel Irina Shayk has a message for her followers — in Arabic.
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.