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How much we know about Supermodel Shanina Shaik and her Pakistani link?

Shanina Shaik (born 11 February 1991) is a model from Melbourne, Australia. Shanina's mother is of Lithuanian heritage, while her father has Pakistani roots. Her father name is Hanif and her mother name is Kim. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia she started modeling when she was 8 years old doing small catalogue gigs for Target and K-Mart, but stopped when she started high school and got accepted into an accelerated program, graduating a year before her classmates.

At the age of fifteen, encouraged by others, she entered the Girlfriend Model Competition, the same contest that Abbey Lee Kershaw won years ago, but Shaik did not get very far. She made her debut with working in the commercial of Hyundai car.

Shanina also participated in Girlfriend Model Competition and Make Me A Supermodel. She appeared in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2011. In 2015, she got engaged to Greg Andrews and in 2018 they got married. In 2019 they separated.

Shanina made her first modeling debut at the age of eight years in a TV commercial for Hyundai, However, she started her career journey in the Autumn to Winter 2009 season. In this fashion season, she walked over eight shows in New York City. She worked for the topmost designers, like Yeohlee Abaete, Shipley & Halmos, Mara Hoffman, Project Runway, Lorick, Trovata and Richie Rich.

After the success in the first season, she cast to walk in her second season named Spring/Summer 2010 for various designers, such as Catherine Malandrino, Betsey Johnson, Gerlan Jeans, Rachel Antonoff, Nary Manivong and Susan Woo. Due to her excellent performance, she scored a show card. Following this, she made her fourth debut in the Autumn/Winter 2010 season and she walked for many fashion designers included Bebe by Kardashian, Iodice, Emu Australia, and Project Runway.

Shanina has also worked for catalogs of various multinational companies, including Macy's, Avon, Alloy, Urban Outfitters, Intermix, Burda Style, Lovable, Spiegel, Bloomingdales, Free People, J. C. Penney, Shop Bop, Seafolly, Otto, Sasha Samuel, and Ann Taylor.

She has  also appeared in the advertisements of various American and Australian brands of fashion retailer, garments, shopping malls cosmetic and body care, including Aéropostale, Olay New Look,  Cotton On, Burneo Chocolate, , Edward Joseph, Body & Bath Works 'Dark Kiss' fragranceImari by Avon, General Pants Co., Bauhaus, Bonds, and Matrix Hair Biolage.

Shanian has appeared in the editorials of an American teen magazine named "Seventeen Magazine" and the largest men's magazine brand "Men's Health", after accepting the contract with New York Model Management. Her other appearances in the editorials of the famous magazines as a model included Level Magazine, 2 Wheeler Tuner Magazine, Orlando Style Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Tu Style and Zink Magazine, etc. she was also soothed for Vogue Australia, a fashion and lifestyle magazine.

After the breakthrough success in her fourth season, she cast to walk again the third time for the Project Runway which is an American competitive reality TV series, focused on fashion designing, and for L.A.M.B. in the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show.

In the same year, she decided to switch from Chadwick Model Management to Chic Model Management through a modeling talent agency of USA "NEXT Model Management". Now she worked in a campaign for Italian cloth label, Intimissimi and Australian shoe brand, RMK. She has also starred for many other multinational brands, like Macy's, Avon, Free People, Bloomingdales, Olay, Spiegel, J. C. Penney, Seafolly and Sasha Samuel.

In 2011, She walked in a fashion show, and made herself within the sixth top Australian model along with Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor, Jessica Hart, Sarah Stephens, and Abbey Lee Kershaw who was starred in the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". Shaik scored a breakthrough success in this show.

Again on the next year, she also starred in the Spring/Summer 2012 season and opened Bless'ed Are The Meek, Guanabana, Kirrily Johnston, Karen Neilson, L.A.M.B., Lisa Marie, Lisa Blue, Miss Unknown, Nookie Beach, Project Runway, None the Richer, Terri Donna, Roopa Pemmaraju and Wonders Cease at the "Rosemount Australian Fashion Week". In the same year, Shaik went to walk for the "Chanel's Pre-Fall 2012 collection" at the "Grand Palais" museum in Paris. Shaik made again her modeling debut in the print-work of Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week season for Victoria's Secret and Bonds. During which she walked for Jason Wu, Ruffian, Nanette Lepore, Kevork Kiledjian, Charlotte Ronson, Oscar de la Renta, Diesel, L'Wren Scott, BlumarineTom Ford, Atsuro Maiyet, Tayama, Vivienne Westwood, and Stella McCartney.

Following her success, in 2016 she became an ambassador for the Australian swimwear brand, Seafolly, and Just Jeans, where she starred alongside a rugby sports star Sonny Bill Williams.

Shanina has also become the feature on the covers of various international fashion, lifestyle and women magazines, for example Cosmopolitan, Vogue India, Cleo, Vietnam, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Arabia, and Australia. Recently, she appeared on the May/June cover of an international men's magazine, Maxim.

 

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