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Ronaldo's girlfriend in nude pic row

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk is the latest victim of a nude photo row. The Russian beauty is threatening to sue GQ magazine for publishing her naked pics.

entertainment Updated: Dec 26, 2010 16:36 IST

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk is upset with Spanish GQ after nude photos of her were published in the magazine.

The 24-year-old Russian beauty's agents threatened to sue the mag over the pictures, which they claim have been digitally altered.

However, the magazine insists the underwear model happily stripped off — and has threatened legal action against Shayk 's agents Elite.

The stunning brunette posed for GQ in Madrid on November 4 and the magazine published 14 sexy photographs and an interview this week.

The front cover shows her smoking a cigarette over the headline: "The most beautiful animal in the world. Do you want to discover Ronaldo's girlfriend naked?"

Inside she appears in a series of photographs in lingerie, and in five pictures she seems to be wearing no knickers.

IrinaOne shows her outdoors in just a pair of high heels, and two others only wearing knee-length socks.

"She's the victim of photographic retouching and negligence by GQ Spain. It wasn''t planned for her to appear naked," the Sun quoted Gael Marie, director of Elite models in Spain, as saying.

Marie said the photos "damaged and harmed the model's image" and added: "It''s obvious the headline was designed with the sole aim of selling more copies."

The editor of the magazine Javier Fernandez de Angulo, who was present during the photo-shoot, hit back, saying: "The model took her clothes off completely naturally.

"Maybe she's annoyed because we put on the front cover that she's Ronaldo's girlfriend, and she asked us to avoid that."

Ironically during the interview Shayk says you don't have to be naked to feel sexy.

She said: "I feel very sexy when I'm wearing lingerie.

"You don't have to be naked to feel sexy.

"I think the power of seduction is within every woman, but of course I feel more sexy wearing lingerie," she added.

First Published: Nov 25, 2010 12:29 IST