Model Irina Shayk Says She Collects Money and Birkins

Some people collect stamps; others, baseball cards, beanie babies, or creepy porcelain dolls. But Irina Shayk, the swimsuit model GF of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, collects money. And hers isn't your run of the mill rare coin collection.
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Some people collect stamps; others, baseball cards, beanie babies, or creepy porcelain dolls. But Irina Shayk, the swimsuit model GF of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, collects money. And hers isn't your run of the mill rare coin collection.
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Some people collect stamps; others, baseball cards, beanie babies, or creepy porcelain dolls. But Irina Shayk, the swimsuit model GF of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, collects money. And hers isn't your run of the mill rare coin collection.

"I don’t collect art, because I think to collect art you have to spend a lot of time to know it," she told Vanity Fair, adding with a laugh, "I collect money. This is the best thing to collect, especially with the crisis now."

We aren't 100% sure which crisis Shayk is referring to, but regardless, it doesn't seem to be affecting her too much--judging by her other growing collections: Hermès Birkin bags and international real estate.

"I collect Birkins, too. I love bags," she says of her penchant for the pricey purses. "You have to invest the money in a certain thing, because, you know, at 40, I want to enjoy my life. [...] I prefer to invest my money in real estate because you can never go wrong with that." Shayk currently owns two properties in New York's West Village and several others in her home country of Russia. Hey, a growing collection of Birkins deserves a growing number of closets, we suppose...