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Shannon Ihrke is a mix of Swedish, German and Irish ancestry and her measurements are 34B-24-34.
Shannon was born in Park, Rapids. Even though her parents divorced when she was young, “that just meant two Christmases instead of one! I grew up in a very small town and I loved it.”
She is originally from northern Minnesota, but moved out of state when she was 19 years old. She spent two years at Saint Cloud State University. Worried about the debt from her student loans, she joined the Marine Corps. “I can honestly say that joining the military was one of the best decisions of my life.”
Shannon Ihrke went through Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. She was then transferred to Camp Johnson, North Carolina, and later Beaufort, South Carolina, and finally Rock Island, Illinois.
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While she was in the Corps she specialized in legal administration and accounting.
After putting in her four years, Shannon Ihrke was honorably discharged and she segued into modeling after taking her friends’ advice that she should try it.
In 2011 she was also a Maxim Hometown Hottie Finalist, finishing in the Top 10. She was a centerfold for Maxim’s February issue, as well as a centerfold for Fight! Magazine and Show Off Magazine. She thinks her best features are her stomach and her eyes. She would one day like to be on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” “I’m not a stick figure and I’m not too curvy, I have a very healthy, toned baby type so I think that swimwear tends to be my forte.”
She thinks that guys and girls can be just friends. “I’m 100% positive that they can. I have tons of male friends from being in the military.”
When not modeling, Shannon Ihrke likes working out, traveling, being active and picking on her two little brothers. She also enjoys a good bonfire and beers.
As to good pick-up lines, she said, “There’s no such thing as a good pickup line so why men choose to keep trying them – I’ll never know.” As far as dating, she has no rules. “Just be yourself. It’s not really rocket science. I just want to know who the person really is and whether or not we are compatible.” She added that she doesn’t kiss on the first date.
Shannon Ihrke is currently single and resides in Chicago, Illinois.