May 7th, 2010 •  Posted by Rosie | 21 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Discovered by NY based photographer in their mutual hometown of Ufa, Russia, Irina is the latest Russki destined for big things. Signed just this week to Ford NY, and as evidenced in her first ever test shots (by photographer Roma Milova), Irina has a versatility and presence that is irresistible and undeniable. So tall, so now, so runway, so editorial – this girl is a sure bet.


Full Name:
Irina Shipunova

179cm / 5′10.5″
83 cm / 32.5″
59 cm / 23″
88 cm / 34.5″

Place of Origin:
Ufa, Russia

Date of Birth:


Mother Agency:
AL Model Management

Ford Models


  1. Shin says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 4:48 am

    She’s a very pretty girl! Maybe a little plain but I can see her doing great editorial work.

  2. All about Models says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I can see a huge potential. Another amazing Ford girl. She fits there perfectly and has this “unusual” look. A girl to watch

  3. Lissy says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Holy shittttt that is special

  4. stace says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Wow!! Now SHE is gonna go far…very far. Let’s keep an eye on her career.

  5. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Cheekbones are just amazing (and kind of “what I expect from a Russian model”…). About posing / attitude, not so much to see, so – just waiting for something more.
    Btw body proportions look quite good and make of her a really promising girl.

  6. Model Whispers says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    That’s a diamond in the rough!

  7. Lala says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    She fits with Sasha Pivovarova, Vlada Roslyakova, Natasha Poly and Snejana Onopka in the runway.

  8. MartaHale says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Classic, soft… i like her.

  9. Natasha K says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    OHH YESS – this girl has got it! Ford you better manage her career well. Brilliant find. She is from the same place as Ranya M.

    Good luck Ira!

  10. aibulat says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    so very cool

  11. S. says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Otherworldly beauty and perfect polaroids.
    It’s true that we’ve seen this look too many times, but she’s great in this field.

  12. Yasmin says:

    May 7th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    * TEARS of BEAUTY in my EYES *

  13. Reuben says:

    May 8th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Eventhough she’s Russian, i kinda receive a Maria Carla vibe..! ~

  14. Simbli says:

    May 8th, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Girls like this should be shown here on she is really really very beautiful, high fashion and very interesting face! Sometimes girls here are just like girls next door…

  15. Mia says:

    May 8th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    She is High Fashion. Major runways, I agree I see her walking with Sasha, Natasha, Vlada and all!

  16. Taylor James says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 2:51 am


  17. ANDREI says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 8:58 am


  18. callef says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    she looks like kate moss

  19. Maggie Rose says:

    June 5th, 2010 at 1:43 am

    She has beautiful pale skin! Its wonderful how she can play up emotions. She also sharpen her hardness and softness in her face. Her eyes are a beautiful shape and her cheek bones are superb! Nose and lips are very fine and lovely. Beautiful long neck! She is going to go far!

  20. vladafan says:

    August 24th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    She reminds me of young Vlada with her stunning eyes and very delicate features. But she is not that doll-like but very unique. I think and hope her career will be at least as big as Vladas or Natasha’s. She has the potential for that. Would be great to see her at NY fashion shows. Is she old enough to do that?

  21. Carina says:

    May 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    absolutly love her!
    her bone structure is awesome!

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