Shanina Shaik was born February 11, 1991, and is an Australian model of Jamaican, Lithuanian, and Pakistani heritage.
In her debut season during the Autumn/Winter 2009 season Shaik walked over 8 shows in New York City. She opened Yeohlee and walked for other designers such as Shipley & Halmos, Abaete, Mara Hoffman, Lorick, Project Runway, Trovata, and Richie Rich. In her second season, she secured a show card for Spring/Summer 2010. Following this, she walked for designers Betsey Johnson, Catherine Malandrino, Gerlan Jeans, Nary Manivong, Rachel Antonoff, and Susan Woo. During the Autumn/Winter 2010 season, Shanina walked for Bebe by Kardashian, Emu Australia, Iodice, and Project Runway.
Shaik broke through when she was cast to walk in the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, making her the sixth Australian along with Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart, Elyse Taylor, Sarah Stephens, and Abbey Lee Kershaw to star in the show. Shaik also walked for Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection at the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 2012, Shaik appeared in print-work for Victoria’s Secret and Bonds. During Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week she opened Jason Wu, and also walked for Ruffian, Kevork Kiledjian, Charlotte Ronson, Nanette Lepore, Diesel, Oscar de la Renta, L’Wren Scott, Tom Ford, Blumarine, Atsuro Tayama, Maiyet, Vivienne Westwood, and Stella McCartney. Shaik also did a shoot with Vogue Australia. She is also an ambassador for Just Jeans and has modeled alongside rugby star Sonny Bill Williams. In 2016, Shaik became a brand ambassador for Australian swimwear brand Seafolly.
Shaik’s successful career has allowed for her to be featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Arabia, Vietnam, and Australia. In 2019, she appeared on the May/June cover of Maxim. Let’s take a deeper look into her most fabulous outfits.
Shanina turned heads at the amfAR 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in 2015, in this stunning black Phillipp Plein gown which showed off her flawless figure with see-through lace panels. Shanina channeled old-Hollywood glamour by teaming the dress with a side-swept updo and a bright-red lip.
Shanina looking stunning at the amfAR’s 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala 70th Cannes Film Festival France in May 2017.
Shanina attending the MTV 2018 VMA wearing a stunning see-through white lace jumpsuit with a deep plunge designed by Naeem Khan.
Shanina Shaik attended the premiere of ‘Sibyl’ during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France. She wore a sheer beaded Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture gown for the event.
Shanina Shaik attending the amfAR Gala in 2019 in a sheer gold Georges Hobeika gown.
Shanina Shaik strutting down the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Runway in NYC.
Shanina Shaik was so beautiful at Rihanna‘s 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation (September 2019). She wore an Ulyana Sergeenko Couture hand-embroidered white lace dress with a matching corset underneath, from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and silver pointy pumps with metal heels.
Shanina wore an Azzaro plum draped metallic lurex dress with front deep slit from the Spring 2018 Couture collection paired with Jimmy Choo matching sparkly pumps, a Lorraine Schwartz emerald ring, and 18k black gold emerald drop earrings. To finish off the look, she brought with her a black sparkly Onna Ehrlich crystal oval-frame clutch.
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