Shanina Shaik made her debut in the international fashion scene in the Autumn/Winter 2009 season. She appeared on the ramp of eight shows in New York City. She was the first model to walk at a Yeohlee Teng fashion show and appeared on the ramp for other designers like Shipley & Halmos, Abaete, Mara Hoffman, Lorick, Project Runway, Trovata, and Richie Rich. In the second season, she earned a show card for the Spring/Summer 2010. She then appeared on the runway for designers, such as Betsey Johnson, Nary Manivong, Rachel Antonoff, Catherine Malandrino, Gerlan Jeans, and Susan Woo. In the Autumn/Winter 2010 season, Shaik appeared on the ramp for Bebe by Kardashian, Emu Australia, Iodice, and Project Runway.
Shaik has been featured in catalogues for Macy's, Alloy, Avon, Intermix, Urban Outfitters, Lovable, Burda Style, Spiegel, Free People, Bloomingdales, J. C. Penney, Seafolly, Otto, Shop Bop, Sasha Samuel, and Ann Taylor. She was part of advertisement campaigns for brands like Aéropostale, Cotton On, Body & Bath Works 'Dark Kiss' fragrance, Edward Joseph, Imari by Avon, General Pants Co., Bonds, Olay New Look, Burneo Chocolate, Bauhaus, and Matrix Hair Biolage.
Not long after she joined New York Model Management, Shaik was featured in editorials for ‘Seventeen Magazine’ and ‘Men's Health.’ In 2010, she appeared on the ramp of the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show for Project Runway and L.A.M.B. In 2011, she signed to NEXT Model Management and switched to Chic Model Management from Chadwick Model Management. She was cast in commercial campaigns for Italian lingerie juggernaut Intimissimi and Australian shoe brand RMK. Shaik has also modelled for brands like Macy's, Avon, Bloomingdales, Free People, Olay, Seafolly, Spiegel, J. C. Penney and Sasha Samuel. She was prominently featured at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, where she appeared on the ramp for brands such as Bless'ed Are The Meek, Guanabana, Karen Neilson, Roopa Pemmaraju, L.A.M.B., Lisa Blue, Lisa Marie, Miss Unkon, Kirrily Johnston, None the Richer, Nookie Beach, Project Runway, Terri Donna, Wonders Cease.
In 2011, she made her first appearance on the ramp of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Shaik is the sixth Australian to do so after Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart, Elyse Taylor, Sarah Stephens, and Abbey Lee Kershaw. In 2012, she was featured in print work for Victoria's Secret and Bonds. During the Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week, she was the first model to walk at a Jason Wu show. She was featured on ‘Vogue Australia.’ Shaik serves as an ambassador for Just Jeans and Australian swimwear brand Seafolly. She has appeared on the covers of ‘Cosmopolitan,’ ‘Cleo,’ ‘Vogue India,’ and ‘Harper's Bazaar’ in Singapore, Arabia, Vietnam and Australia. In 2019, she was featured on the cover of ‘Maxim.’
In 2017, Shaik had her cinematic debut in the Tom Cruise-starrer, ‘The Mummy’. She is set to appear in the upcoming comedy-drama film ‘Greed’.
Family & Personal Life
Shanina Shaik was born on February 11, 1991, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to Kim and Hanif. She has a brother named Shay. While her father is a Pakistani, her mother is an Australian of Lithuanian descent.
At the age of eight, she began modelling for Myer and later was featured in a Hyundai commercial. She took a hiatus from modelling when she began attending high school and enrolled in an accelerated program, which allowed her to earn her diploma a year before her classmates. When she was 15 years old, she took part in the Girlfriend Model Competition. Although the agents showed interest in her, her age prohibited her from relocating to Sydney. Shaik then joined the Seven Network reality competition series ‘Make Me Supermodel’ (2008), where she was named the runner-up.
She grew up in a Muslim family and had a regular childhood. According to her, her father is “very open to my job and understanding and he is grateful for the woman I have become.” She began dating Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews in early 2015. They became engaged in December. On April 28, 2018, the couple exchanged wedding vows. They parted ways in June 2019, and about a month later, Shaik approached the court seeking a divorce from Andrews.