Sports Illustrated Model Irina Shayk Promotes Adoption Option

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To fans of fashion she may be a supermodel, but in the eyes of animal lovers Irina Shayk is a role model for using her star wattage to shine a spotlight on adorable adoptables.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beauty– who helped to promote the ASPCA-sponsored Blessing of the Animals in 2011– got along swimmingly with the Manhattan ASPCA adoption center’s resident Rovers during her recent visit, and one lucky ‘Lady’ got the chance to strike a pose with the catwalk queen.

Lady–a sweet, shy 8-year-old Pit Bull mix who was rescued by the ASPCA’S Humane Law Enforcement agents– has been waiting for a home for two years and is hoping that her wish for a forever family to love comes true this holiday season.


Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

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