Sexy Ukrainian-Born Model (And Arizona Wildcat) Iryna Ivanova Is A Woman You Need To Know

For those of you who didn’t follow my scribbles over at, every now and then I liked to introduce to you, my peeps, to models or actresses or singers, etc. that you may not have heard of before. Consider it a public service that I like to call “Ones to Watch,” because, trust me, the ladies we feature are definitely women to keep an eye on.

Today is one of those special days as I would like you to take a few moments and meet international Playmate and model, Iryna Ivanova.

Originally from the Ukraine, Iryna Ivanova moved to Tucson, Arizona with her family when she was 16 and would later go on to study and graduate from the University of Arizona (Wildcats, represent). While studying, Iryna realized she had a passion for modeling and in 2011, Playboy named her their August Playmate of the Month.

“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”, says Ivanova. Indeed.

Iryna was also recently featured in Playboy Venezula and is currently a cage girl for the World Fighting Federation MMA. If this isn’t a woman we need to keep an eye on then I don’t know who is.

Keep up with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Photos: Ryan Astamendi, Barry Smith