Shanina Shaik has described her Maxim magazine cover shoot as a “dream come true”.
The Australian model continues to be one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having recently been tapped to walk the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Philipp Plein, and Alberta Ferretti.
Now, Shanina has landed the cover of the latest edition of Maxim, with the images taken by legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon.
“A dream come true!! YOUR MAY/JUNE COVERGIRL FOR @maximmag PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE AMAZING @gilles_bensimon out on magazine stands now xx,” she wrote on her Instagram page alongside a picture of her cover photoshoot.
In the image, Shanina is seen gazing at the camera, while posing in an unbuttoned blue shirt with her flowing brunette locks covering her torso.
A number of her celebrity pals were quick to comment on the post, with Daniela Braga writing, “Gorgeous,” with two fire emojis, while Nina Agdal praised, “Yes!!!”
And Shanina’s husband DJ Ruckus, real name Gregory Andrews, who she married in a stunning ceremony held in The Bahamas in April 2018, added: “Get em baby! GET EMMMM!!!”
The star now boasts 1.7 million followers on Instagram, and just last month, she explained in an interview with Australia’s The Daily Telegraph just how seriously she takes her status as a role model – especially for young women.
“To be a role model, you have to be real. You can see from certain Instagrams what’s real and what’s fake,” the 28-year-old shared, adding that she tries not to edit her snaps. “I don’t think it’s good to alter so many images. We have young girls who are trying to achieve something and you have to remember that it’s not always real.”
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