Don't think of Irina Shayk as just a sexy, beachy bikini babe—the model can do edgy one-piece swimsuits, too!

In a sexy, skin-baring feature for StyleCaster, the Sports Illustrated cover girl and Cristiano Ronaldo GF tries expanding her portfolio, strutting her stuff in a series of high-fashion black-and-white shots.

The Russian beauty confesses she wasn't always comfortable in her skin, however...

"Everybody was making fun of me because I was tall," Shayk reveals. "I was thinking I'm not beautiful at all. I was shy and had short hair."

Eat your heart out, haters.

Most of the StyleCaster snaps show a lot of skin plus accessories, but Irina does model some clothes—like this striped Norma Kamali dress similar to the one Ri-Ri wore to a New Year's bash in Las Vegas. Hot!

What do you think, does this swimsuit model have the chops to successfully switch over to high fashion? Weigh in below!

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