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Iryna Ivanova is also a Cage Girl for the Arizona-based World Fighting Federation MMA. She is also a graduate student at the University of Arizona and as of interviews from 2011 she was debating between a degree in sports management or marketing. On top of all that, she works as an English translator.
Iryna Ivanova was born in a town near a port on the Black Sea. She moved with her family from the Ukraine to Tucson, Arizona when she was 16 and said, “I have enjoyed traveling.”
She said, “Being Miss August is something I’m very proud of. Honestly, I might be prouder of being a Playmate than any of my academic achievements. There are many great schools you can attend, but there’s only one Playboy.”
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She said, “I love my body, and my philosophy is that if you have the right kind of body, why not show it?” When she was younger, she didn’t like her nose; she thought it was too big. “Now when I see it, I think: ‘How could I ever think it looked too long?’”
Aside from modeling, Iryna Ivanova loves animals and wrote that she is obsessed with guacamole and Starbucks. She is scared of the wind because when she was growing up in the Ukraine, “there were strong winds all the time. It ruined this balcony we had…to this day I’m still paranoid about the wind.”
Iryna said the worst pick-up line she ever heard was “Hey ma, you party or what?” She said the best to approach her is “be honest and real. There does not have to be an angle or game. Keep it simple.” She added in a separate interview, “I think guys would find out that I am nice. I give everyone a chance.”
The worst place to hit on her is at the gym. “All I am focused on is working out.”
Her biggest turn-ons are guys who are not afraid to take charge, can hold their own and actually have brains with a nice body.
Her biggest turn-offs are “arrogance, laziness, when guys brag about their ex-girlfriends and oh yea it’s not attractive to constantly talk about how much you can drink.”
Her ambitions are to earn her doctorate within the next five years. As for dancing, she likes R&B and “hip-hop that I can shake my booty to.” A few tidbits: her favorite movie is “Titanic,” and her favorite hottie is Carmen Electra.
Iryna Ivanova resides in Arizona.