EXCLUSIVE: Irina Shayk recalls filming in shark-infested waters for 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue'

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EXCLUSIVE: Irina Shayk on the Dangers of Her 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Shoot: There Were Sharks!

This marks Irina Shayk's 10th time posing for the issue, and it might have been the most dangerous.

The 30-year-old model shot her photo spread in Tahiti, where she found herself surrounded by underwater predators.

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"There's tons of sting rays and fish and blacktip sharks," Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue editor M.J. Day told ET.

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"It was kind of dangerous because a shark could literally bite my booty and the swimsuit off," Shayk added.

This issue features rookies like Barbara Palvin, 22, Bo Krsmanovic, 23, and Ashley Graham, 28, but despite the new blood, Shayk says she's not being replaced anytime soon.

SEE MORE: 'Sports Illustrated' Redefines Beauty by Naming Ashley Graham an Official Swimsuit Model

"They discovered me back in 2007," Shayk said. "I'm still here, and I'm not going anywhere."

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands Monday, but the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed special airs Saturday on TNT.

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