Iryna Ivanova is a Ukrainian model born in Voronezh, Russia on April 6, 1987. She grew up in Feodosia, Ukraine. Sadly, Ivanova's family lived in poverty. She says that she grew up with no electricity or running water in the house. Moreover, putting food on the table was a daily struggle for her mother.
Ivanova and her mother moved to the US when she was a teenager. She was probably fifteen or sixteen years old at the time. More specifically, the family settled in Tucson, Arizona. Ivanova went to the University of Arizona where she got a master's degree from the university's business school.
Interestingly, Ivanova once believed that her nose was too big. Fortunately, she outgrew this feeling, and she now feels that her body is perfect. Perhaps that is why she always models nude or in scanty clothes including bikinis.
Iryna Ivanova worked as an English translator for some time. Her modeling career started when she worked for the World Fighting Federation (MMA). She applied for this job because she did not have enough money to pay for her schooling. Her friend suggested that they should audition for the role and Ivanova tagged along. She was hot with an incredible set of tits, and as such, she got the job.
Then she asked an aspiring photographer to take a picture of her so that she could send it to Playboy and he did. That is when her rise to fame started. It is worth noting that Ivanova says that is was not easy for her to strip naked in the beginning. In other words, showing off her ass and boobs was difficult for her at first because she had blemishes and stretch marks. Ivanova appeared in DJ Khaled's video titled "I'm the One".
However, Ivanova rarely makes free appearances, and DJ Khaled discovered that the hard way. More specifically, Ivanova claimed that she was to receive $1,250 for appearing in that video and she did not get it. Ivanova was willing to go to court to fight for her rights. Fortunately, DJ Khaled settled the matter out of court.
Ivanova's fame arises from her topless or near topless in most of her photos. She is not famous because she acted in porn, unlike some playmates. Ivanova has avast following online. For example, she has 4.5 million followers on Instagram, yet she only follows 158 people, and one of them is Kourtney Kardashian. You can find her ©playmateiryna. She has less than a million followers on both Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook, Ivanova has 835,738 followers while she has 356,000 followers on Twitter.
Iryna moved in with Hugh Hefner after she became the August 2011 Playmate of the Month. She claims that xxx parties never took place at Hefner's mansion. Ivanova is proud of her playmate status. She even remarked that she is more proud of it than her academic achievements. Perhaps that is why she mentions it on all her social media profiles.
Ivanova loves animals, guacamole, and Starbucks. She also likes dancing and listening to R8,13 music. Her favorite film is the Titanic. Surprisingly, Ivanova has an unusual fear Strong winds scare her She says that happens because a strong wind ruined her family's balcony while they were in Ukraine. She never forgot that incident.