Irina Funtikova is a model and former rhythmic gymnast. Born in Moldova in 1985, she began training as a gymnast as a child. Funtikova moved with her family to Canada in 1997 where her training became more focused and she went on to compete internationally, including representing Canada at the Pan Am games. Funtikova also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto.

Funtikova currently works as a model. Her first shoots were for Flare magazine and she has gone on to model in high profile publications such as Teen Vogue and Citizen K.  She is represented by Premier Model Management in London.