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Irina Shayk Says She Felt She Was 'Supposed to Be a Boy' as a Child

Irina Shayk Says She Felt She Was 'Supposed to Be a Boy' as a Child

Irina Shayk is speaking out about gender identity and how she felt as a child in a new interview with British Vogue.

“I always felt like I was born in the wrong body. I felt I was supposed to be a boy,” she revealed. “I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because my father always wanted a boy.”

“When my father passed away [unexpectedly at the age of 14], I thought, ‘Since I’m a guy, now it’s my time to take care of the family.’ I said to myself I would never get married. Of course, later on in life I outgrew that, and I love being a woman. But I remember that feeling,” Irina said

“I have a strong personality and I definitely know what I want, and I think some men are scared of that,” she added.

If you missed it, Irina also made some rare comments about her relationship with ex boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

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