This Australian beauty, Shanina Shaik, has recently been seen hanging around Justin Bieber. Let’s get to know the sexy model whether or not she’s dating the Biebs …
1. Shaik Was Spotted Hanging Out on Bieber’s Yacht
Most have heard about the fight between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom that erupted in Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza the other night. Well, clearly Bieber is over the situation (at least for now) as he was spotted hanging out with Shanina Shaik on a yacht. It was a relaxed setting and there are no real reports of the two showing any signs of PDA. Shaik was dressed in a very low-cut one-piece bathing suit and actress Michelle Rodriguez, along with others, was there as well. The Daily Mail writes:
Just hours after he was involved in a bust-up over Orlando Bloom’s estranged wife Miranda Kerr, Justin Bieber was seen partying with another Victoria’s Secret model – Australian beauty Shanina Shaik. The stunning 23-year-old beauty was spotted alongside the famed bad boy aboard a luxury private yacht in Ibiza on Wednesday.
2. She’s a Victoria’s Secret Model
Shaik started off as a child doing catalogues for Target and K-Mart, but eventually moved on to more luxurious brands like Free People, Bloomingdales, Urban Outfitters, and countless others. She signed on to New York Model Management, and then NEXT Model Management before walking in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011.
3. Miranda Kerr and Shaik Are Reportedly Friends
An interesting connection from Shaik to the Biebs is model Miranda Kerr. The fight between Bieber and Orlando Bloom is said to have occurred over Kerr, who was rumored to have hung out with Bieber while still married to Bloom. The Daily Mail makes note that:
Shanina is no doubt an aquaintance of Miranda’s if not a friend – the pair walked the Victoria’s Secret catwalk together in 2012 – the same year Justin performed on stage at he show. She credits her the fellow Aussie model with helping her calm her nerves when she first took to the catwalk for the underwear giant.
Perhaps Kerr is the link from Shaik to Bieber.
4. She Appeared on Reality Show Make Me a Supermodel in 2008
In 2008, at the age of 17, Shaik appeared on the short-lived reality competition Make Me a Supermodel. She did pretty well as runner up to Rhys Uhlick and it helped kick-start her modeling career. She made her New York Fashion Week debut the following year and eventually became a catalogue model. Some of the big designers Shaik’s walked the runway for include Mara Hoffman, Chanel, Diesel, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Project Runway, Catherine Malandrino, Richie Rich, and Betsey Johnson.
Unfortunately, Wikipedia reports that Shaik dislikes talking about her Make Me a Supermodel days because she doesn’t like being associated with a reality show.
5. Tyson Beckford Is Her Ex
While filming Make Me a Supermodel, Shaik met her older, American model ex-boyfriend Tyson Beckford. The two ended their relationship in 2013 and Shaik told the media that she’s look for a “mature” man. As for other men in Shaik’s recent dating life, The Daily Mail writes:
In May rumors of a romance with Cleveland Browns star Julian Posey, 25, emerged after the pair shared cute couple social media snaps ‘It’s only early days but she’s happily dating Julian,’ a rep for Shaik told the Daily Mail Australia at the time. However when the Aussie beauty appeared on Channel Nine’s Today Show earlier this month, she said she was back on the market.