Irina Shayk believes women get wiser and more beautiful with age.
The 33-year-old model has opened up about her almost two-decade-long career in a chat with People and insisted her personality is the secret to her youthful appearance and longevity in the fashion industry.
“I think women are like a good wine: better with age, wiser and (make) better decisions in life,” Shayk told the publication. “I think a woman just has to feel she never ages inside. It’s all about personality. It’s all about how you take life in and send the energy out there.
“I’m (nearly) 34 and I’m so lucky to be working.”
And the notoriously private star, who shares two-year-old daughter Lea with ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper, tries to follow valuable advice from her Russian mother when it comes to her personal life.
“Sometimes different work and personal life things come up and you want to go full-on Russian,” she joked. “My mom said one thing to me that I remember from many years ago… ‘Whatever happens in life, remember you have to be a lady.'”
Shayk recently teamed up with Italian cashmere brand Falconeri to be the face of their new ad campaign, and she confessed that she refuses to work with any brand of fashion house unless she can “fully connect” with them.
“I don’t want to work and be (the) face of the brands that I truly don’t represent from the inside out – I’m really looking for high quality and the message behind (a campaign),” she explained.
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