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Shanina Shaik Biography 1991-

shanina-shaik-picture was born on 11 February 1991 in Melbourne, Australia. She is a . Her mother has Lithuanian blood while her father is Pakistani-Saudi Arabian. She was a participant on the Australian reality TV show, “.”

Shanina started modeling when she was 8 years old doing small catalogue gigs for Target and K-Mart. 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. While agents were interested in her, she was too young to move to Sydney, so she went on to participate on the Australian reality show Make Me A Supermodel.

In her debut season during the Autumn/Winter 2009 season Shaik walked over 8 shows in New York City.

Here are the other shows she walked then:

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2009 {Abaete, Lorick, Mara Hoffman, Richie Rich, Shipley & Halmos, Trovata, Yeohlee}
Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2010 {Betsey Johnson, Catherine Malandrino, Gerlan Jeans, Nary Manivong, Rachel Antonoff, Susan Woo}
Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2010 {Ann Taylor, Bebe, Emu Australia, Iodice, Project Runway}
Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2011 {Bless’ed Are The Meek, Guanabana, Karen Neilson, Kirrily Johnston, L.A.M.B., Lisa Blue, Lisa Marie, Miss Unkon, None the Richer, Nookie Beach, Project Runway, Roopa Pemmaraju, Terri Donna, Wonders Cease}
Pre-Fall 2011 {Jason Wu}
Pre-Fall 2012 {Chanel}
Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2012 {Atsuro Tayama, Blumarine, Charlotte Ronson, Diesel Black Gold, Jason Wu, Kevork Kiledjian, L’Wren Scott, Maiyet, Nanette Lepore, Oscar De La Renta, Ruffian, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood}

She also shoot for a lot of ad campaigns like; Aeropostale, Alloy, Ann Taylor, Avon, Bauhaus, Bloomingdales, Body and Bath Works Dark Kiss fragrance, Burda Style, Cotton On, Edward Joseph, Freepeople, General Pants Co, Intermix, Intimissimi, Lovable, Macys, Matrix Hair Biolage, New Look, Olay, RMK, Revlon, Seafolly, Shop Bop and Urban Outfitters.

Shaik dislikes talking about her participation in Make Me a Supermodel in interviews. She has expressed that it does not fare well for models to be attached to a reality show, but also stated that she does not regret being on the show, since she met her boyfriend, American model Tyson Beckford, while filming in 2008. She has stated that if she were not modeling, she would study child psychology.[

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