Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl Irina Shayk

 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 Cover Girl Irina Shayk

The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover was revealed last night on The Late Show With David Letterman.  24-year-old Russian beauty Irina Shayk gets the honor marking this her fifth appearance in the annual issue, but her first on the cover.

Shayk, who is is dating soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, debuted in the SI swimsuit issue in 2007 and has been in every swimsuit issue since.  On her cover, taken by Bjorn Ioss, she is soaking up the sun on the beaches of Maui. Her bathing suit is designed by Sauvage by Elizabeth Southwood and her bracelet is by Los Angeles-based Ettika.

Last year for 2010 Brooklyn Decker was the SI Swimsuit cover girl and many expected her to take the honors again this year.