As always, the widely anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition causes heads to turn and searches online to soar for everything from "sports illustrated swimsuit" to "si swimsuit 2008." This year, the lovely Marisa Miller (wearing Alex Woo jewelry in previous issues) graces the cover. Race car driver Danica Patrick and other lovelies, including 4 athletes' wives, 12 NFL cheerleaders, Leonardo di Caprio's girl friend, Heidi Klum, and Will Ferrell are also inside. This year's edition was photographed at the Cayman Islands, Israel, Maui, Russia, St. John as well as several other exotic locations.
Irina Shayk (Shaykhlislamova): Born January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk Russia she was discovered in 2004 at the age of 18 and soon appeared in magazines throughout Europe. Her big break came last year in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue which propelled her into an international fashion start, which was followed up by another appearance this year where she is seen wearing Alex Woo's Siri Necklace. Approximately 5′ 10″ tall she has green eyes, brown hair and has been a model for ‘Annabelle’ (May 2005), ‘Jalouse’ (February 2006), ‘Woman’ (July 2005), and ‘Bolero’ (June 2005).