“I’ve had a really rough year,” Shanina Shaik half laughs on set of our January cover shoot, referring, of course, to her recent divorce to Greg Andrews – aka DJ Ruckus – after their year-long marriage ("I’d given up on love").
Last time we interviewed the Victoria's Secret model, she was newly engaged, glowing from a recent proposal in the Bahamas (with two rings, no less), and utterly giddy, showing us videos of her fiancé behind the decks and full of hope for the future.
Today, she is still full of hope – but for different reasons. They no doubt include a new, strong-jawed mystery beau that she only calls ‘P’, but mostly, we’d like to think, it’s because she’s emerged on the other side of heartache, battle-scarred – but all the better for it. A life lesson for the ages.
“When you deal with really hard things that happen in life, you feel much stronger. I do. I try to look at the positive and see what I can learn from it, what I can take from it, and how I can help others.”
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